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Old 05-14-2003, 01:11 AM
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M103 distributor rotor driver

The manual says to pull out the distributor rotor driver once the torx screw is out. The torx screw is out and the driver won't budge. I pried lightly against the front cover and all that does is break the orange plastic shield. I can move the front cover about 3mm forward. What now?

BTW, should that orange plastic shield be free to rotate?

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Old 05-14-2003, 04:29 AM
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Had the same problem with mine and I had a stunning relevation... I had only removed two of the three torx screws. After the removal of the third, rotor removal became MUCH easier. The shield behind the rotor that mates to the distributor cap (if that's what you're referring to) was loose on mine too... I am assuming that that's normal. Hope that helps.

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Old 05-14-2003, 04:41 AM
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David,

Thanks for the reply. The rotor is off, as is the torx screw the rotor covers. The piece the rotors attaches to is what I can't remove.

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Old 05-14-2003, 10:38 AM
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Spray the area where the driver inserts into the cam with some penetrant and move it in and out (the 3mm you have already) to allow the varnish to soften up.
You're in a better position than I have been a few times, sometimes they are seized in there pretty good.
BE CAREFUL, I have broken a few in case like this.
Small seepage of oil past the radial seal is where the varnish comes from.
The rear plastic plate is free to move, it's what helps seal the distributor cap. If it's badly chipped now, you should probably get another one.

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