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.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
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
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.
Sears offers the SAE distributor wrenches, I own both of them for both
sizes...however as mentioned it's likely metric.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
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