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You can remove the cap and tap the key to make sure there is no movement
there is no movement
Then you will need to replace the distrubutor
The only thing on the end is a shaft that goes down into the oil pump
what turns the distributor?
You will want to ensure the old distributor is the problem pull it out and inspect the shaft
what if shaft is good?
Then you will want to use a light look down into the hole and ensure there is no damage to the oil pump
Its possible the gear on the distributor is just stripped out
Thats what it looks like
If shaft is good, Then I need to change oil pump?
Yes or the cam
The cam turns that gear
Can you buy just the gear , if it is stripped?
then the oil pump has a shaft that goes into the bottom of that distributor shaft
I believe some places have that as an option
But honestly if your going that route probably will have to order it so you should just get a new ebay complete distributor for 50 bucks comes with new cap rotor coil everything
But pull it out and see what happened the gear on the cam is hardened steel and should not be damaged
As long as it was just the distributor then replace and there will be metal in the oil so you will want to get it out ASAP
those small shavings can get into the oil system and damage engine bearings
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Thanks in advance Danny
I am highly advanced with these so let me know if you need ANYTHING else and I can help.