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Distributor wot can be lost when taking distributor cap off

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Their is a little carbon fiber rod on a spring in the center of the cap if you loose it it wont run at all

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Diagram or picture of where the spark plug wires go into the distributer on a engine number 318-1


For this you have to determine when the #1 cylinder is at TDC (Top Dead Center) - when it would be firing. Take the distributor cap off and look at the rotor - it would be pointing at the #1 spark plug wire on the distributor. The wires would be connected it order around the distributor cap starting at 1. The sequence is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 in a clockwise fashion.

Jul 13, 2014 | 1983 Dodge Pickup

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No spark no fuel


when there is no spark there will not be fuel most the time
THE ECU cut fuel when it see 3 forms of lost spark.
find no spark reason. at all spark plugs and coil,
did you do the check light test,? CEL flash tests.
insert jumper wire.
crank for 5 seconds
the flash codes (3 above) flash out telling you why spark is bad.
all cars 1988 to now USA.

for get fuel
fix spark and bingo fuel happens.
if fuel dont happen, with spark the try test fuel.
if test fuel fails with spark the cam belt threw or slipped and
the compression is now way below 150PSI ,wot.

Feb 24, 2014 | 1991 Honda Accord

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Is it hard to change distributor on 2000 nissan pathfinder


Hi there;This is for a 2000 Nissan Truck Pathfinder 4WD 3.3L SFI 6cyl


Distributor Cap & Rotor - Removal & Installation


NOTE
The 1996-00 3.3L engines were equipped with a distributor.


Disconnect the negative battery cable.
If the distributor cap is to be replaced, mark the ignition wires for identification and remove them from the distributor cap.
Remove any components necessary to access the distributor cap.
Completely loosen the distributor cap mounting fasteners.
Carefully remove the distributor cap, taking care not to damage the cap seal or rotor, then position the cap aside.
If necessary, remove the rotor retainer.
Carefully lift the rotor off the distributor shaft.
NOTE
Inspect the distributor cap to housing seal for damage and/or cracks. Replace if cracks are detected.




To install:


Install the rotor onto the distributor shaft and tighten the rotor mounting fastener, if equipped.
Position the distributor cap seal on the distributor housing, then position the distributor cap on the housing.
Install the distributor cap by tightening the mounting fasteners in a crisscross pattern. Use care to not over-tighten the fasteners.
Reconnect the spark plug wires, making sure to install them exactly in the same position from which they were removed.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.

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Jun 06, 2012 | Nissan Pathfinder Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.0L) engine. It has power but will not crank. The battery is reading enough voltage.


You can put in your gasoline tank injector cleaner which cleans and unclogs the injectors first. If this does not help you then check one of the spark plugs to see if it is getting any spark to the tip of plug but have someone to check one of the plugs for you safely. Then you can also check inside the distributor cap and rotor to see the connections have not turned black which means no connections to each spark plug when the rotor goes around inside the distributor cap and if you see the connections inside the dist. cap that you need to replace them both. If you take the old distributor cap and rotor to make sure you put the new one the same way you took off the old one by using a permanent black or white marker and make a straight line from one of the outlets where one of the spark plug wire comes from to where the alignment will help you put the newer distributor cap. You can also take a photo of the distributor cap but on top view and then when you take if off to also take a photo view of the rotor as well.

Jun 10, 2011 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Distributor vibrated loose ,lost spark ,wont start how do i fix ?The distributor just turns loosely in the engine the bolts that hold it in place vibrated loose


easy to sort out ,turn engine around so timing mark on front pulley lines up ,then take the cap off distributor and make sure the rotor arm points at no1 lead on the distributor cap ,tighten distributor ,if it doesnt start then slacken it off again and turn engine around one turn till the marks line up again and repeat the rotor at no1 lead and start engine ,then move distributor around a bit till revs increase then back it back a bit and it will be right ,if engine pinks of gives off a knocking sound on acceleration then back it off a fraction till the noise stops then it will be perfect ,or as perfect as you will get it without a timing light ,

Nov 25, 2010 | 1989 Toyota Corolla 2 Door

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How to change distributor and rotor on 1995 chevy blazer


If you're talking about the distributor cap and rotor. I dont know what size engine you have, but it's pretty much the same. Mark your wires with a piece of tape and write a number on each one. When you remove the wire from the cap, ONE AT A TIME, mark that location on the OLD cap with the same number. (you can remove them and immediately put them on the new cap IN THE SAME LOCATION, but it can get in the way) After all the wires are off, take the two screws out of the base of the cap and lift up on it.

Now...Take the two caps and place them next to each other, and mark the new cap exactly as you did the old cap.

Leave them there for a minute. Go back and take the 2 screws out of the rotor. Place the new one in place and tighten,first making sure you have it in the right position. Look at the bottom. There should be a square prong, and a round prong. They're there to make sure you don't put it on backwards.

Go back and get the cap from where you left it and put it back on in the same position. Put the wires back on starting with the last one you took off and work your way back to number 1.

Don't be afraid to take a picture of it before you start. Just because.


Feb 26, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet Blazer

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My 400e mercedes is misfiring,and I hear a small metal pcs crunchy sound around the distributor cap,do u think that the rotor cap is bad


Your distributor bushing is bad, causing the distributor to wobble when running. Get it checked out for repair and/or replace the distributor. Take off the cap and check the play in the shaft that the rotor is attached to first.

Jan 27, 2010 | 1993 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz 400 Class

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95' mustang no fire


This also happened to my '95 mustang 5.0L I was actually driving when it lost power. Take the cap off of the distributor and see if the shaft wiggles. The distributor shaft in the mustangs are the weakest point of the engine. If the shaft wobbles the rotor will wobble hitting the points and may break the rotor. All the metal grinding will put little metal shavings in the housing where the magnetic pick-up will attract them, this is the problem. You can replace the magnetic pick-up but if the shaft is moving around you will need a new distributor all around.

Apr 14, 2009 | 1995 Ford Mustang

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No fuel no spark 1990 k5 blazer 350


Take off the distributor cap. Check the star wheel that is splined to the distributor shaft that the pick-up coil uses. Make sure this wheel is not loose on the distributor shaft. It is right above the pick-up. If it is loose, replace the distributor. This is a common problem. If it needs one, all the part stores stock the distributor.

Mar 07, 2009 | 1989 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

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98 Prelude lost engine power


timing belt broke. does it have a distributor? Take cap off and note position of rotor if it has one, bump starter and note if distributor rotor moved, if not you need a timing belt. also you can look under the oil cap to see valves and have someone start it, you should see the rockers move, if not, belt.

Jul 13, 2008 | 1998 Honda Prelude

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