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How 2 put back on a distributor cap n where is it located

How 2 put it back on and where is it located

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Depending on what you have you might not even have one but if you do follow spark plug wires to where they all meet up (Distributor Cap) is where they all come together. On the sides of the Cap there should be springs that can be released, if you don't know your firing order then mark with masking tape each wire to where on the cap it goes so you can match it up on the new. Usually you will replace the Rotor as well its under the Distributor Cap in the middle usually you just pull it up and off and the reverse to put new one on. Once you've done this put the Distributor Cap back on and lock springs down. Hope this helps but difficult to answer not knowing what your driving, Engine etc.

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