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Unread 05-27-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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Distributor, wobble.

Is it normal for the distributor to have some wobble, i was under the jeep had it running and my distributor had a somewhat noticeable wobble to it. Is this normal, and if not what do i need to do to fix it?

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Unread 05-27-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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No, it's not normal for a dizzy to wobble. Is your lock down clamp secure? Is it a stock Duraspark dizzy or some aftermarket DUI?
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Unread 05-27-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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Are you sure it wasn't an "opical dilution" from vibration? Like the wobbling straw trick.?
Grab it and try and move it.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 10:49 AM   #4
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no it definitely wobbles, i will take a pic of it and post it so you can see. it's on an 82 CJ5, 4cyl. when the engine is off i cant move it. but when its running the whole unit has a wobble. do i need to replace it?
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Unread 05-27-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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I've never seen anything good come out of a wobbling distributor. But now you have to find out why there is a problem before you put in a new one and it starts to wobble.

IS the engine original? maybe someone bent the distributor housing when removing the engine.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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Mine too was wobbling the other day... turns out mine had a crack in it... right at the base near the clamp hold down... I have never seen anything quite like it... although right before I found it, I noticed a bit of a miss under load.

I have a new one on the way, but when I took it out, the outer housing definitely is cracked and not in great shape.

Sucks, but I am glad I caught it when I did.

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Unread 05-27-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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how do i find the crack, if there is one?
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Mine was at the base, you couldn't miss it.
Also, could your distro have been bent maybe on the bench, or shelf prior to install?

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