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Replaced distributor. Can't get it all the way in.. Needs Togo in about an inch more. I cant get gears lined up. What do i need todo.. Thx..

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

It is not the gears that is not lining up but the bottom of the distributor is not lining up with the oil pump. You will need to remove distributor and using a socket and extension go into distributor hole and turn the oil pump a little at a time until the distributor can be inserted all the way in.

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