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How to remove the pick-up coil from the distributor. 1989 GMC 1500 4X4

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The distributor does have to be removed and dis-assembled in order to replace the ignition pick-up coil/stator, and if the pick-up coil/stator is faulty then the distributor should be replaced because the distributor will come with a new pick-up coil/stator and the old distributor will have to be removed anyway and in the long run it will actually save money from not having to pay a mechanic to remove and dis-assemble the distributor to replace the pick-up coil/stator, however most of the time it is the ignition module inside of the distributor that is faulty.




When the engine is at TDC (Top Dead Center) is the ignition rotor pointing to the #1 position on the distributor housing as described below?



The engine should be set on TDC (Top Dead Center) with the distributor cap removed, and there is a mark or notch on the distributor housing that the rotor should be pointing to when the engine is on top dead center. (Look under the distributor cap and find where the number one terminal runs under the distributor cap, and where that position on the distributor cap corresponds with the distributor housing, and it should match up to a mark or a notch on the distributor housing)

This static timing is all that matters and the computer will be able to control the timing as long as the ignition rotor is in that position when the engine is at top dead center.



If the engine is at TDC and the ignition rotor does not point to the #1 mark on the distributor housing, then loosen the hold down bolt to the distributor and turn the distributor until the rotor is pointing to the #1 mark on the distributor and then tighten the distributor hold down bolt.


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Posted on Jun 24, 2012

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SOURCE: no power to distriutor

I would check ignition coil. Maybe it is outside or inside the distributor.Check rsistance. Get ohm values from a haynes/chilton repair manual(i do not know them)NOTE DISCONNECT BATTERY to check resistance. check condenser(capacitor)inside or close to distributor.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

Timothy Witherbee

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SOURCE: my 1989 gmc 2500 sle sierra wont start iv replaced

Check if there is power going to the distributor

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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SOURCE: no fire? changed coil, distributor pick up and crank sensor, st

start by testing coil for power ,if no power then in the fuse panel you should have anything up too three fuses marked CONT and they should be about 10 amp ,check them

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

cy schousboe

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SOURCE: How to remove distributor on a 1998 gmc pick up

You need to mark in 2 places. With the cap off mark the position of the rotor button on the distributor housing first. Then you need to make a mark on the distributor housing that will line up with a mark on the engine itself.
When you put the distributor back in back the rotor button up before you put it in because the cam gear will turn it ahead as it seats. For example, if the rotor button is at 3 o'clock then back it up to 1 o;clock.
Don't force the distributor down at the end because you can damage the end that drives the oil pump. Fidle and wiggle it as you push and it should line up and drop onto the oil pump. Also DON'T turn the engine over while it's out or you will have to retime the engine. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: changing fuel pump on a 1989 gmc serria p/u

buy an aftermarket electric pump from Summit Racing and mount it on the frame rail right near the filter....do not waste time dropping gastanks and paying for ridiculous gm type in the tank pumps, the in the tank pump is a giant fock u to the public from the automakers.....remember the little mechanical cam driven two bolt cuteys? 15 bucks and 15 minutes and you were done.... thanks big three!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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