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Replacing distributor cap on a 1994 Vette

Have a miss and scope says it is the distributor cap. Can I replace it myself?

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  • maccluskie Jan 19, 2009

    Thanks, salvidordali. I was afraid of that.

    Does the cooling system need to be drained?

    Does the power steering pump need to be removed?

    Is the pulley difficult to remove once the bolt is loosened?

    I hope I'm correct in assuming that once the pulley is removed the cap will be easy.

    Thanks again for your time, I'm not looking forward to getting into this job. I wonder if the guys that designed this setup ever have to service it.

  • maccluskie Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks again. Really not looking forward to doing this job. I race a sports racer where I remove the rear body section, sit on the rear tire and work on the motor. I thought this might be a similar sort of thing, but it isn't. Oh, well.........

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Yes, but you will have to remove the water pump. make sure you get gaskets.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    Scott Moore Jan 20, 2009

    Its been my experiance that the guys that design this stuff never get out of their office to even look at it. That ignition system was only production for a few years. Then they went to DIS (distribuitorless ignition system) or coil packs. You have it ok. I have seen and done much worse. A timing belt on a Ferrari Testerorsa requires the removal of the engine/transmission assessembly by lifting the vehicle off. The recommended replacement interval is 15k miles. I will never do another one. In answer to your questions yes drain the cooling system. The rest is straight foreward. None of the hardware is too hard. If your Vette has the orange antifreeze in it, I would flush it out and use regular.

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