Can be done with the distributor installed-the reluctor is held on by a roll pin that runs the length of it. Usually you can remove the reluctor with a couple of screwdrivers or a battery terminal puller. A few other clips and the pickup assembly comes right off....
Good luck with the rest of it
Yes you do. You have to take the distributor shaft out of the distributor to Remove the pick-up coil / stator.
if the coil is on the distributor cap,remove cover then disconnect wires from the coil and remove coil. if coil is on engine then loosen the bolt and remove from coil mount
Remove Distributor,remove drive gear,remove shaft,remove pickup coil.
you must remove the distributor, disassemble unit and replace pick up coil
In the distributor.
you have to remove the distributor. at the bottom of the distributor is a pin. CAREFULLY remove the pin, upon doing so the distributor will come apart. the pick up coil is the top piece. Runs about $12
Rotor Pick-up coil
The pick up coil for this engine should be right underneath the rotor inside the distributor cap. Unscrew the two screws holding the cap on, remove the rotor below it, then you should be able to lift out the pick up coil. I don't recall anything additional used to attach it, just the distributor cap screws.
Inside the distributor.
if you're refering to the ignition pick up coil, then it's inside the distributor. you need to remove the distributor, dismantle, replace the coil, and reinstall the distributor. if you aren't mechanically inclined, then don't bother trying. you need to do certain prep work, have a timing light, know how to rebuild a distributor, and reinstall it to specs.
Ignition coils are generally external while pick up coils are generally internal to distributor
The easy way is to replace the entire distributor with a remanufactured unit. The hard way is to mark position of distributor rotor, remove the distributor from engine,reome cap & rotor, remove drive gear from the bottom of distributor , slide shaft up & out, remove pick up.reverse steps & reset ignition timing. IMPORTANT TO MARK LOCATION OF ROTOR BEFORE REMOVAL
It is most likely the pick-up coil "inside the distributor".It could also be the coil or the ignition module.
The pick up coil is located at the base of the distributor and plugs into the ignition module. The pick up coil's purpose is to sense or "pick up" the pulses of the distributor and tell the ignition module when to fire the spark plugs. The most critical part of the replacement of the pick up coil is to make certain you properly mark the orientation of the distributor to the engine block and the rotor to the distributor base. When you successfully make these markings, you will not need to check your timing when this job is finished.
It's inside the distributor cap. Remove distributor cap, remove two 8mm nuts and four small Phillips head bolts. Slide coil up out of distributor.
Check the ignition coil or the "pick up" located inside the distributor
Cam sensor is inside the distributor under pick-up coil. Some say whole distributor has to come out to replace, some have snuck it out by removing pick-up coil.
Is it a brand new distributor ? If not then replace the module and pick-up coil in the distributor that you have.
Bad coil? Bad Pick-up?
Remove the distributor from the engine by completely. Record the postions of the rotor and base BEFORE removal. Drive out the pin at that holds the drive 'gear' ontot the distributor shaft. The rest of the distributor disassembles from the 'outside'. Several bolts hold the coil assembly in place. Replace all of the O-rings when re-assembling.
Pick up coil?
The computer uses the pick up plate in the distributor to know when to activated the coil to cause a spark to go down the coil wire to the distributor cap and through the cap and rotor to an individual plug wire to the spark plug.The computer uses the pick up plate in the distributor to know when to activated the coil to cause a spark to go down the coil wire to the distributor cap and through the cap and rotor to an individual plug wire to the spark plug.
I have 1994 GMC 1500 with 305 mother if you cut the wire that comes from your ignition to the coil can it stop you from having fire to your
its your Pick-Up Coil in your distributor. I just dealt with this problem.