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    Default 1997 5.7L Vortec Distributor Problems

    so i went to check out the cap on my 97 gmc 5.7. Here is the strange thing i found why the miss. bad plug wire. While i was removing the plug wires my cap popped off on one side
    I was like what the hell not pose to do that. i wiggled the cap and the entire thing came off. now it just sits on there. how do i get the cap to stay on when the bolts that came with it do not go tight? any ideas I wrapped the bolts with Teflon tape for now but its still not solid.
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    Your only option is to replace the distributor, and actually that is probably why you had a miss since the distributors are known to act up like that.
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    get a billet one from e-bay !!!!! they can never strip again and are super nice and not much $ !

    here is the link !

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BILLE...item3365a43e94

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    Thanks guys

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    Let us know what you end up going with and how well it works out for ya.

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    Sounds like GM really dropped the ball with these Vortec dist. I'll be looking at mine soon.
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    Sounds like my old problem. Same exact thing happened to me and I ended up replacing the entire distubutor and no longer had a missfire.
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    Can't the threads just be tapped out to the next oversize & replace the screws?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephan View Post
    Can't the threads just be tapped out to the next oversize & replace the screws?
    No, Stephan...there realy is no room ! Once they are stripped..its almost gone , remember these are plastic...thats why i went with the e-bay one..all billet..kind of like an MSD ! Works super !

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    That seems really cheap for that distributor. Have you bought one of these. I have the same misfire on my 98 silverado but $52.49 seems insanely low.

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