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just wondering if you have a breakdown diagram for a 1992 dodge colt 1.5l distributer


I do not have a breakdown diagram for a distributor, but just the firing orders and description of ignition system for the Dodge Colt and related models (based on Chilton manuals) if that's what you're looking for: FIRING ORDERS Fig. 1: 1990 1.8L SOHC Engines Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: clockwise 84182009.gif

Fig. 2: 1.6L DOHC Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless Ignition 84182010.gif

Fig. 3: 2.0L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: clockwise 84182011.gif

Fig. 4: 1.5L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: counterclockwise 84182012.gif

Fig. 5: 1993 1.8L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: counterclockwise 84182013.gif

Fig. 6: 2.4L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: clockwise 84182014.gif

To avoid confusion, replace spark plug wires one at a time. --- Distributor REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Although the distributor can be removed from the engine no matter which cylinder is about to fire, it is a good idea to have number one cylinder at TDC before distributor removal. 1.5L, 1.8L, 2.4L SOHC Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect and tag the spark plug wires from the distributor cap.
  3. Disconnect the distributor harness connector.
    Fig. 1: Ignition system for the 2.0L engine 84183001.gif

    Fig. 2: Ignition system for the 1.5L engine 84183002.gif

    Fig. 3: Ignition system for the 1992-93 1.8L engine 84183003.gif

    Fig. 4: Ignition system for the 2.4L engine 84183004.gif

  4. Loosen the distributor retaining bolt and remove the distributor from the engine. To install:
  5. Rotate the engine until No. 1 cylinder is at TDC on its compression stroke. NOTE: Be careful not to turn it to the No. 4 cylinder TDC on its compression stroke by mistake.
  6. Align the distributor housing and gear mating marks.
    Fig. 5: Ignition system for the 1990 1.8L engine 84183005.gif

    Fig. 6: Distributor installation for the 1990 1.8L engine 84183006.gif

    Fig. 7: Distributor installation for the 1992-93 1.8L engine 84183007.gif

  7. Install the distributor into the engine, while aligning the fine cut (groove or projection) on the distributor flange with the center of the distributor mounting stud.
  8. Install and tighten the distributor retaining bolt.
  9. Reconnect the distributor harness connector.
    Fig. 8: Distributor installation for the 2.4L engine 84183008.gif

    Fig. 9: Distributor installation for the 1.5L engine 84183009.gif

    Fig. 10: Distributor installation for the 2.0L engine 84183010.gif

  10. Install the distributor cap and spark plug wires.
  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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Oct 11, 2010 | 1992 Dodge Colt

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How do you change the distributor on a 1997 Nissan pick-up?


  1. Remove the two (2) screws securing the distributor cap and remove the cap.
  2. Remove the bolt securing the distributor.
  3. Disconnect the crank angle sensor connector and remove the distributor.
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  1. Install the distributor, making sure the rotor is aligned as shown when fully seated.
  2. Install the distributor securing bolt and tighten slightly.
  3. Connect the crank angle sensor terminal.
  4. Install the distributor cap and tighten the screws

Jul 02, 2010 | 1997 Nissan Pickup

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how to remove and install a distributor on a 1993 honda accord?


1. remove the distributor cap and rotor, don't remove the spark wires. 2. unplug the wire from the distributor. 3. remove the distributor bolts, pull the distributor out. When install the distributor make sure replace the new O ring.

Apr 09, 2010 | 1993 Honda Accord

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installing distributor for 1979 Ford f-150 V-8 302


If the engine is cranked (disturbed) with the distributor removed, it will now be necessary to retime the engine.
  1. Rotate the engine so that No.1 piston is at TDC of the compression stroke.
  2. Align the timing marks to the correct ignition timing shown on the underhood decal.
  3. Install the distributor with the rotor in the No.1 firing position and any armature pole aligned with a stator pole.
Make sure that the oil pump intermediate shaft properly engages the distributor shaft. It may be necessary to rotate the engine after the distributor gear is partially engaged in order to engage the oil pump intermediate shaft and fully seat the distributor in the block.
  1. If it was necessary to rotate the engine to align the oil pump, repeat Steps 1, 2 and 3.
  2. Install the holddown bolt finger tight.
  3. Install the distributor cap and wires.
  4. Connect the distributor wring connector to the wiring harness. Tighten the holddown bolt.
  5. Install the air cleaner, if removed.
  6. Check the ignition timing as outlined in Section 2.
  7. When everything is set, tighten the holddown bolt to 25 ft. lbs.
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Oct 10, 2009 | 1981 Ford F 150

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