Distributor Drive Gears

Replacement Parts > Ignition > Distributor and Magneto

Distributor Drive Gears

Important: To get started, click the blue "Filter Options" button to select your vehicle and then use the filters to narrow your options.

Important: To get started, select your vehicle on the left and then use the filters to narrow your options.

What is a distributor drive gear?

A distributor drive gear is a component of the ignition system that connects the distributor rotor and the camshaft. It is responsible for supplying the correct ignition timing to the engine.

How can I tell if my distributor drive gear is faulty?

You can tell if your distributor drive gear is faulty by performing a visual inspection. Look for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or missing teeth. You can also use a multimeter to test for a spark or check for a continuity between the distributor and the camshaft.

Can a faulty distributor drive gear cause damage to my vehicle?

Yes, a faulty distributor drive gear can cause damage to your vehicle. If the distributor drive gear is not functioning properly, it can cause the ignition timing to be incorrect, which can lead to engine misfires, poor fuel economy, and even engine damage.

How do I replace my distributor drive gear?

To replace your distributor drive gear, you will need to:

  1. Remove the distributor cap, rotor, and spark plug wires.
  2. Unscrew the mounting bolts and remove the distributor.
  3. Unscrew the retaining screws on the distributor drive gear and remove the gear.
  4. Install the new distributor drive gear in the same manner as the old one.
  5. Reassemble the distributor, rotor, cap, and spark plug wires in the reverse order.

How often should I inspect my distributor drive gear?

You should inspect your distributor drive gear at least once a year or whenever you are performing routine maintenance on your vehicle.