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mlange

Replacing Rotor

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mlange

I'm replacing my cap and rotor and the rotor doesn't want to budge. I haven't been too forceful with it just yet, but I'm getting ticked off and am close to that point.

Does anyone have any tricks to "helping it along"?

Thanks,

Mike

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SmoothWaterMan

You may need to split it - I use a grinder with a cut-off wheel, but a number of tools may work for you. Slice one side to allow it to expand, and it will come off.

Peter

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99response

Break it off...I've always been able to pry them off with a screwdriver.

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Green_Giant
Break it off...I've always been able to pry them off with a screwdriver.

Plus1.gif Mine was really on there. My 2 cents, you won't hurt anything with pure upward pressure, just nothing from the side. Could warm her up with a hair dryer Dontknow.gif I finally got it off and ended up with a good knuckler bleeding all over the place....typical for me... Frustrated.gif

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txwakejunkie

BFH! Yahoo.gif jk. I have takin a flat head screwdriver or a small punch and tapped it on the side till you get a little crack going and the just pull it right off.

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mlange

Thx for the ideas. I think I'll try a heat gun first and then just put a dremel to it if I need to.

Mike

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electricjohn

Wrap a towel or something around the shaft to cover the distributor base if you decide to go with a dremel tool. Keeps dust ect. out of there. You don't want that stuff down there where the trigger (sensor) is.

edit; moisten the shaft with oil before installing new one.

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Pistol Pete

I'd put a little dielectric (tune-up grease at parts stores) on the shaft when re-installing.

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