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    Default 1997 Chevy Vortec Distributor - Broken Screw Flange

    Performed a tune-up on my 97 Suburban 350 Vortec and everything was going great until I went to tighten the front screw for the distributor cap. It was tightening fine and just starting to get snug, then flange/tab that the screw goes into snapped in half/off. Unless someone can provide a workaround it appears I need to replace the entire distributor correct?

    If so are there any techs that can tell me what the factory states is the hours necessary to get the job so I can get an idea of price? Also, any recommendation for replacement distributors?

    Thank you for your time.
    You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education. - Jeff Foxworthy :he:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd-burban View Post
    Performed a tune-up on my 97 Suburban 350 Vortec and everything was going great until I went to tighten the front screw for the distributor cap. It was tightening fine and just starting to get snug, then flange/tab that the screw goes into snapped in half/off. Unless someone can provide a workaround it appears I need to replace the entire distributor correct?

    If so are there any techs that can tell me what the factory states is the hours necessary to get the job so I can get an idea of price? Also, any recommendation for replacement distributors?

    Thank you for your time.
    Yes you need a new distributor. Summit racing sells a house brand that is pretty good and reasonably priced. The labor should be about an hour to an hour and a half I would guess. I don't have a labor guide so that's just a ball park estimate.
    Jim

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    Thanks for the response, forgot to respond that the distributor was replaced. With my work schedule just took it into the mechanic since he is reasonable.
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