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93 LX 2.2 noob distributor question.

Old 01-01-2018, 08:35 PM
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Default 93 LX 2.2 noob distributor question.

Howdy Honda Forum!

I'm doing a tuneup and quite a lot more. My last step (and the easiest) is the cap and rotor. Videos I've seen show the rotor having a set screw in the side of the shaft for removal. The rotor currently on the car, and the rotor I have to replace it, do not have a set screw.

So what is the best procedure for removing this thing? I have always been taught to finess instead of use force wherever possible. But I'm not seeing a way to remove the old rotor without a little muscle. So should I lever it off, or just pull on the sucker super hard or is there a trick?

Thanks in advance!

93 LX, 113K Miles.

In the past 20K miles:
new rotors, bearings, tie rod ends, waterpump, timing and balancer shaft belts, accessory belts, 3 hoses, upper and lower valve cover gaskets, oil pressure sender, pcv valve, exhaust mid pipe, and added a trailer hitch.

Still to go:
power steering rack, pump, and hoses. (I'd prefer a manual rack)
Climate control fan switch,
door window regulator
paint job
Transmission oil cooler
Aux battery kit and 160 Amp alternator.
Front tow clips
roof rack
Old 01-02-2018, 09:42 AM
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They can be very tight and hard to remove. Weakest link is the rotor itself so some force is possible w/o risk. You may be able to pry against the side of the distributor lower housing.

Warming cap w/ a hair dryer or heat gun may allow easier release as plastic expands more than metal.

good luck
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