Rebuild Install PIP, Distributor Stator, Pick-up, pickup

Discussion in '1994 - 1995 Specific Tech' started by soonerkid, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. :nice: How-To: Rebuild Your Distributor and Replace the Stator :nice:

    Great write up but pictures didnt work for me. Hopefully these new pictures last for a while.

    Not all, but enough to help those like myself who have never gone past the cap and rotor.

    Firing order.

    Rotor location.

    Mark everything.

    Distributor hold down.

    Distributor plug.



    Roll pin removal.

    Roll pin removal.

    Did I mention mark everything?

    Shaft removal.


    Old PIP.

    New PIP.

    Gear install.
  2. EXCELLENT!! Those pics have been missing for quite a while now. If you read the thread, the author says his image host crashed, so I am guessing they were lost. This is incredibly helpful...
  3. wow never realized you had to go through all that to change the PIP
  4. I've done this before and it is actually pretty simple. Just some more notes:

    you'll need a 5.5mm socket for the PIP hold down fasteners...not something in everyones toolbox.

    looks like the case in the photo, but if you use a vice and hammer to punch the gear off, use a soft hammer or you'll mushroom the end of the shaft. Again not something everyone has, but a press is the way to go if you can get your hands on one.

    The photo that says "did I say mark everything?" shows the rollpin and dizzygear/shaft...they're actually drilled at an offset...the gear will go on but the holes won't line up, not too big a deal, just flip the gear around, good to go.

    good to know info, as these things crap out all the time. I know the parts store legends about getting bad dizzy's (re-man'd)...this sidesteps that whole deal.....PIP is about $20, dizzy (re-man) is ~$80. Prolly take ~30 mins if you know what you're doing from popping the hood to setting the timing. 2-3 hours if you're still learning your way around a toolbox...20 mins/1-2 hours respectively to swap a dizzy....little comparison on time vs money.

    just some food for thought about the dizzy's...did one for a friend, needed the car driveable quick, parts store sold him a re-man...for a pre 94 5.0...had the TFI module mount on the housing. It works fine, mount is empty real estate, but again, works fine. Didn't get in the way of anything...

    The tell tale signs ofthis thing going south are: no spark/injector pulsing, car randomly dies then starts up a few mins later, randomly breaking up/sputtering/bogging down as you wind through the rpm...whatever you can imagine a car would do if it suddenly didn't have fuel/spark...or "know" when to add fuel and put in the spark....little bugger tells the computer when/where the #1 cylinder is...

    thanks for the pics!
  5. No problem guys. I have searched through this forum for years and never had anything good to contribute. Hope someone can save a few dollars on an easy replacement.

    A few more notes from final assembly last night:
    Replace the o-ring, $2 at parts store.
    If you can find it, replace the internal spring seal on the shaft. My pictures dont show it but I think the seal keeps oil from riding up the shaft and into your dizzy cap. Mine was in good shape so I reused it.

    Hardest part of the whole process for me was getting the distributor back into its hole. There may be a standard way of doing it but this worked for me:
    When you hit the gears together and the distributor wont drop in, rotate counterclockwise about an 1/8 turn and then roll/turn it clockwise to help the gears mesh properly. It should drop in as you rotate.
  6. Can someone help with a part number for the PIP. I've looked and cant find one to order.
  7. Napa #MP716SB.
    This is the standard part #.

    They offer a higher quality part,around $75 I think.
    I don't have the part # for that though,sorry.