3B Distributor Issue. Maybe more? (part 2)

Ben Swann benswann at comcast.net
Mon Mar 20 17:51:27 EST 2006

You should check the output from the distributor befroe going through the
trouble of removing it.  Just because there is no spark does not mean it is
the distributor.


The ECU send the primary to the coil.  The ECU generates the signal based on
proper and sycheronized inputs from the Hall, and both sensors on the
transmission bellhousing.



benswann at comcast.net

[Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 03:44:50 -0700

From: Leon <proleonk at gmail.com>

Subject: 3B Distributor Issue. Maybe more? (part 2)

To: 200q20v at audifans.com


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Hi again,


I checked the rotor and the cap, both seemed to be visually fine. I also
tried to directly connect a wire to the ignition coil, and tried to start
it, and still no spark. I assume that it is the hall sensor that went bad,
or the wiring.


I bought today a distributor clamp wrench (1/2" and 9/16") and tried my luck
to remove the nut that is holding down the distributor. With no success, I
gave up. I am aware that the FSM calls to remove the intake manifold,
however, on the forums other users mentioned that this was not necessary.
Are there any tricks or good hints on how to get that nut and the entire
distributor out of there?


Thank you,



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