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93 Suburban: pick up coil..shaft from the distributor..back together

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I am replacing the pick up coil in a '93 Suburban. When I removed the shaft from the distributor the magneto came off of it. I still haven't figured out how this happened but I put it all back together and now i can't get it started again. I have number 1 at TDC on the compression stroke and the rotor lined up with number one wire on the cap. Could I have replaced the mag in the wrong position when I put it back on the shaft?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,


I think you are going to replace the entire distributor assembly. What you are calling the "magneto" I call the reluctor and it should be firmly fixed to the distributor shaft. The tips of the reluctor should align with the pickup coil when the rotor is at the #1 TDC position.


See if the procedure below sheds any light on where the problem is


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Let me know how I can help you


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