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68 Cj5 V6 Dauntless Distributor Cap And Rotor Loose

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Donnie, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Apr 8, 2019
    Donnie

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    i can move it by hand, is there a way to tighten it if i take the cap off, or is this how it is on this old engine.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2019
    timgr

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    Delco or Prestolite? Most caps have an indexing tab that keeps it from rotating. The downward pressure is spring loaded.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019
    Donnie

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    i believe prestolite, what keeps the rotor from turning, are the indexing tabs just on the cap
     
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    Twin2

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    now you have my curiosity . by saying it moves . are you referring to . that you can twist the rotor button on shaft by hand
    if so this is normal . it's design is to move with the centrifugal advance weights
     
  5. Apr 8, 2019
    Donnie

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    Yes if I take the cap off I can turn the rotor by hand,
    I can still turn the cap and rotor with the cap installed,
     
  6. Apr 8, 2019
    Keys5a

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    Is the rotor turning on the shaft, or is the shaft turning with the rotor? Is the turning only about 15-20 degrees, then stops turning, or can you just spin it all the way around.
    The cap should have a tab that fits in a notch in the distributor housing, at least on a Delco unit.
    -Donny
     
  7. Apr 8, 2019
    jpflat2a

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    Prestolite as well.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2019
    NCRenII

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    Ive a little more info for help. Has the jeep been running, recenty tuned -up, or a project.
    I bought tune-up parts for my 71 dauntless and the wrong cap and rotor were supplied.
    Looked bery simiar by the cap was a little larger diameter and would not catch the index.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2019
    Donnie

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    Just at work, I'll look in the morning, I just got it running and got it as a project, the last owner rebuild the carb and had it running also.
     

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