Distributor Retainer Bolt

I'm trying to replace the distributor on my 1990 3.1L V6 Firebird. However, what I believe is the retainer bolt is in such an awkward place that I can't
get a wrench in there. I've tried an angle-joint (one of those things you connect to the wrench that allows the socket to swivel), but since I need an extension, I can't get the proper leverage. Anyone had to replace a distributor before on a car like man that would have any advice? Thanks. -Ben
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they make wrenches in a c shape kinda like this [ that is how i have always done it. i haven't found many other uses for the wrench but for distributors
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If it's anything like the 305TPI in my '90 GTA, you'll need a crow's foot. It's a very short, flat open ended wrench with a 3/8" drive on the end. That, an extension, and a ratchet handle will let you reach under the distributor although you still won't get a huge amount of torque on it.
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There is a special 15mm distributor wrench just for that application. It is available from the major tool vendors like Snap-On. I haven't had much luck getting that bolt loose without the wrench.
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Sears offers the SAE distributor wrenches, I own both of them for both sizes...however as mentioned it's likely metric.
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