I've been working on changing my 7MGE's valve shims. . . I busted one of the buckets, so I went ahead and took off the cams. Since everything was out, I also started cleaning up other things; intake, injectors, iacv, etc... Since the distributor was out, I figured I'd check the rotor and cap. I've noticed that when I rotate the rotor, it doesn't go very smoothly. It feels indexed. I'm assuming that the bearing is shot? Am I in need of a new distributor? Motor was running just fine before. The only thing that I might question is that I would hear three rapid clicks every time that I depressed the accelerator. I thought that that might have just been the dirty/old IACV...
Can it be rebuilt? Dangers of using it as is? I don't live in a very Toyota-friendly area, so a junkyard is out. New ones seem to be a few hundred dollars. Are they serviceable?