This baby has been driving like a dream...until recently. The minor issues have started to pile up.
The concern right now: there is a pretty severe "hesitation" when I push on the gas pedal (I guess the issue could also be described as a lack of power or slow throttle response). It happens when starting from a stopped position, but also when cruising down the road and then trying to accelerate. I've replaced the fuel filter, air filter, checked/changed spark plugs/wires, changed all the fluids...and the list goes on.
After doing quite a bit of research through some of the postings, it seems to me that I should advance the timing a bit to fix this problem. If you have any other possible suggestions, I'd LOVE to hear them. The timing currently sits at the factory setting of 10° BTDC (measured with the green connector by the distributor unhooked and the ALD jumper connected from A to B).
The only problem is: I CAN'T FIND THE DARN DISTRIBUTOR CLAMP BOLT!!!! I've been searching and feeling my way around for days and I'm starting to lose my mind. I went and purchased a distributor wrench from NAPA for $26.50 (and that's with the discount). However, I still cannot find the bolt. There are several wires and tubes and even a bracket that are right next to distributor and in the way.
Can anyone tell me where to find the distributor clamp bolt for this engine so that I can adjust the timing?? I can upload a picture if that will help.
1984 Cadillac Sedan Deville HT4100.