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Hello all,

I'm replacing the distributor in my daughter's '97 Rav. Once the timing marks are lined up of the distributor shaft it will not fit in the back of the cam. The part of the distributor that bolts the distributor to the head does not line up with the hole when the shaft of distributor lines up with the cam. The bolt flange is so low in fact, it bumps into the sensor housing on the coolant line.

So I figure the timing belt has jump a couple of teeth and the cam is out of sync with the crank. After doing all the work of taking the time covers off, I find that is not the case. The cam and crank are in time with each other.

This is a non adjustable distributor, so there's no installing it and readjusting it later.

I'm at a loss on this, has anyone come across this before?

Thanks,

John
 

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This probably is a long shot, but is it certain that distributor which apparently won't fit is the correct one?
 
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