Join Date: Dec 2011
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There's a little plastic tab inside the slot that connects the plastic shell to the metal tab. If you can tweak it just right the connector will come off. Odds are it was designed as a one-time fit though, which would make it hard.
That said, if the grommet is leaking, that means the internal seals have failed, and oil is getting by them. Best to replace the unit entirely. That kind of wear is also common in the B series distributors, and by the time it happens, the shaft has usually worn to a point where new seals will not fix the problem.