What would cause the distributor gear to wear on one side? truck is a 97 250K 454, 7.4 liter V8. its the original motor

Asked by Jan 01, 2016 at 09:36 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck stopped running so replaced dist gear that was badly worn. cam shaft was scoped and looks good. it ran for a few 100 miles and quit again while idling.  Seems to start ok when engine is cool.

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Cam wobble due to excess bearing clearances, or a bad oil pump.

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