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Buzzin' noise coming from the Distributor

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Hey Gang,


I'm getting this extremely annoying buzzing' noise coming from my distributor. It gets louder the more I drive, but it sounds horrible. The only time it fades is when I'm shifting into a gear.


Can anyone help me diagnose this??



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Remove the distributor and turn the shaft by hand. If it is not smooth, you have found the problem.


It probably needs grease or a bushing replacement.


At worst, something is broken and hitting something. This can happen with 1974-up types when the advance plate ball bearings fall out. Usually it just messes up the dwell. But on a matchbox type (1978-up) it can get as bad as the inductor hitting the stator teeth.

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