Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Chevrolet Blazer

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 141,751 (50,000–260,000)
Engines affected: 5.7L V8, Gasoline
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
36 people reported this problem
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Vehicle would buck or surge at constant speed.
Replaced distributor
replace distributor two times still check engine light comes on and now i have a tapping sound whta could it be? the timing chain
engine dies when driving but starts right back up drive a little more and engine dies again
Fails to start if raining, distributor cap and rotor without spark to turn engine over
Car would not start at all. Required a new distributor.
engine misfire,car stalled,no restart,drive gear on plastic housed distributor stripped,new 1 year warrantee distributor installed,now oil pressure low when car gets warm,(85000 miles)
the rotor button has wobble to it
screw on one side of distributor pulled out, causing it to not be seated flat. This caused misfires and had to be taken into the shop. The cap also had to be replaced.
replaced distributor cap
Bucking/Misfiring at speed. Hard starting.
Replaced distributor.