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Only clips on the sides or screws hold the cap down. Take them loose and cap will lift straight off.

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If this is a van you will remove the cover from inside the van. The center cover comes out and you will have full access to the engine. Your manual should show you how to remove it but it is usually very simple. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: distributor cap wiring diagram

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SOURCE: distributor cap firing order 1993 chevy cheyenne truck v6

Firing order is 1-6-5-4-3-2 cyls. # 1-3-5 on drivers side front to back and cyls. # 2-4-6 passenger side front to back.

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SOURCE: Firing sequence/numbering on distributor cap of Landrover Discovery 1, 3.9lit V8, 1998 model

Firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Cylinder numbers looking at engine from front Left Bank 1-3-5-7 Right bank 2-4-6-8 Distributor has clockwide rotation,

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Want to remove and replace the distributor in my 1997 gmc


1 Remove the plastic cover from the engine block with a wrench, then let the spark plug wires lead you to the distributor. It's at the back of the engine block.


2 Remove the negative cable from the battery at the side of the engine compartment; carefully pull the spark plug wires off the distributor cap so you don't damage them. Use a screwdriver to take off the coil leads from the distributor and the electrical connector at the bottom of the distributor.


3 Loosen the clamps and take off the distributor cap. Mark the parts to align the rotor position to the distributor housing and the housing to the engine block. This will help replace parts correctly during distributor installation.


4 Unbolt the distributor hold-down bolt with a wrench and remove the distributor from the engine.


5 Install the new Sierra distributor, aligning the marks for proper seating in the engine block. When ordering the distributor, give the parts dealer your model, year and engine size. You can order part number A1841639 from Parts Train for a 4.3L engine.


6 Re-install the distributor hold-down bolt. Replace the distributor cap and put the clamps back on. Attach the electrical connector at the base of the distributor, put on the spark plug wires and coil leads, and hook up the negative battery cable.




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Aug 05, 2012 | 1986 Toyota Celica

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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 need the diagram for plug wiring for 1992 ford tempo


Firing order is 1-3-4-2 Please rate if this helps

Installation of wires
  1. Whenever a high tension wire is removed for any reason from a spark plug, coil or distributor cap, or a new high tension wire is installed, Silicone Dielectric Compound WA-10, D7AZ-19A331-A (ESE-M1C171-A) or equivalent must be applied to boot before it is reconnected. Using a small clean tool, coat entire interior surface of boot with Silicone Dielectric Compound WA-10, D7AZ-19A331-A (ESE-M1C171-A) or equivalent.
  1. Insert each wire on proper terminal of distributor cap. Ensure wires are all the way down over their terminals. The No. 1 terminal is identified on cap. Install wires starting with No. 1 terminal.
  1. Remove wire retaining brackets from old high tension wire set and install them on new set in same relative position. Install wires in brackets on valve rocker arm covers.
  1. Connect wires to proper spark plugs.
  1. Install coil wire.


Installation of distributor
Before installing distributor, visually inspect distributor. Inspect O-ring. It should fit tightly and be free of cuts. The drive gear should be free of nicks, cracks and excessive wear. Rotate distributor drive shaft. It should move freely, without binding.
  1. To install distributor correctly, No. 1 piston must be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke. Remove No. 1 cylinder spark plug and rotate engine clockwise until No. 1 piston is on the compression stroke.
  1. With No. 1 piston on compression stroke, align timing pointer with TDC on the crankshaft damper.
  1. Align locating boss on rotor with hole on armature. Fully seat rotor on distributor shaft.
  1. Rotate distributor shaft so blade on rotor is pointing toward mark on distributor base, that was previously made in Step 2 of the Removal procedure.
  1. While installing distributor, continue rotating rotor slightly so leading edge of the vane is centered in vane switch stator assembly.
  1. Rotate distributor in block to align leading edge of vane and vane switch stator assembly. Verify rotor is pointing at No. 1 mark on distributor base. If vane and vane switch stator cannot be aligned by rotating distributor in cylinder block, remove distributor enough to just disengage distributor gear from camshaft gear. Rotate rotor enough to engage distributor gear on another tooth of camshaft gear. Repeat Step 1 if necessary.
  1. Install distributor hold-down clamp and bolt. Tighten bolt, but leave it loose enough to rotate distributor.
  1. Install distributor cap, No. 1 spark plug and ignition wires. Check that ignition wires are securely connected to the cap and spark plugs. Tighten distributor cap hold-down screws to 2.0-2.6 Nm (18-23 lb-in).
  1. Reconnect distributor to wiring harness.
  1. Set initial timing according to procedures found in Section 13A of the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual .
  1. After timing is set, tighten distributor hold-down bolts to 23-34 Nm (17-25 lb-ft).
  1. Recheck initial timing. Adjust if necessary.

Oct 11, 2011 | 1992 Ford Tempo

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REMOVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR A 1996 GMC JIMMY


Check this procedure...
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If necessary, remove the air cleaner.
  3. Tag and remove the spark plug wires and the coil leads from the distributor.
  4. Unplug the electrical connector at the base of the distributor.
  5. Loosen the distributor cap fasteners and remove the cap.
  6. Using a marker, matchmark the rotor-to-housing and housing-to-engine block positions so that they can be matched during installation.
  7. Loosen and remove the distributor hold-down bolt.
  8. Remove the distributor from the engine.

INSTALLATION
Engine Not Disturbed
  1. Install the distributor in the engine making sure that the matchmarks are properly aligned.
  2. Install the hold-down bolt and tighten the bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  3. Install the distributor cap and attach the electrical connector at the base of the distributor.
  4. Install the spark plug wires and coil leads.
  5. If removed, install the air cleaner assembly.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
Engine Disturbed
(see Figure)
  1. Remove the No. 1 cylinder spark plug. Turn the engine using a socket wrench on the large bolt on the front of the crankshaft pulley. Place a finger near the No. 1 spark plug hole and turn the crankshaft until the piston reaches Top Dead Center (TDC). As the engine approaches TDC, you will feel air being expelled by the No. 1 cylinder. If the position is not being met, turn the engine another full turn (360 degree). Once the engine's position is correct, install the spark plug.
  2. Using a long screwdriver, align the oil pump drive shaft in the engine in the mating drive tab in the distributor.
  3. Install the distributor in the engine.
  4. Install the distributor in the engine making sure that the matchmarks are properly aligned.
  5. Install the hold-down bolt and tighten the bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  6. Install the distributor cap and attach the electrical connector at the base of the distributor.
  7. Install the spark plug wires and coil leads.
  8. If removed, install the air cleaner assembly.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Fig. : The rotor segment should be aligned with the pointer cast in the distributor base, when the distributor is fully seated



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Oct 07, 2011 | 1996 GMC Jimmy

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97 dodge stratus 2.5 car turns over but does not have spark. There is fuel. I replaced the ECM crankshaft position sensor.


I would start with the rotor and cap. I just worked on one and it was the distributor was bad.

If you need to remove it and rplace it heres how.

Distributor Removal and Installation REMOVAL
  1. Remove bolt holding air inlet resonator to intake manifold.
  2. Loosen clamps holding air cleaner cover to air cleaner housing.
  3. Remove PCV make-up air hose from air inlet tube.
  4. Loosen hose clamp at throttle body.
  5. Remove air inlet tube, resonator and air cleaner cover.
  6. Remove EGR tube.
  7. Remove spark plug cables from distributor cap.
  8. Loosen distributor cap hold-down screws and remove cap.
  9. Mark rotor position for installation reference, then remove rotor.
  10. Remove two harness connectors from distributor.
  11. Remove two sets of distributor hold-down nuts and washers from studs.
  12. Remove bolt and spark plug cable mounting bracket from top of distributor housing.
  13. Remove bolt and transaxle dipstick tube.
  14. Carefully remove distributor from engine.
INSTALLATION
  1. Install rotor on shaft.
  2. Position distributor in engine and ensure O-ring is properly seated on distributor. Replace O-ring if it is cracked or nicked.
  3. Carefully engage distributor drive with slotted end of camshaft. When the distributor is installed properly, the rotor will be in line with previously marked line on air intake plenum.
  4. If engine was cranked while distributor was removed, establish proper relationship between distributor shaft and No. 1 piston position as follows:
    1. Rotate crankshaft until number one piston is at top of compression stroke.
    2. Rotate rotor to No. 1 rotor terminal.
    3. Lower distributor into opening, engaging distributor drive with drive on camshaft. With distributor fully seated on engine, rotor should be under No. 1 terminal.
  1. Install distributor hold-down washers and nuts. Torque to 9 ft-lbs .
  2. Install spark plug cable bracket.
  3. Install two harness connectors to distributor.
  4. Install distributor cap.
  5. Install transaxle dipstick tube.
  6. Install EGR tube to intake manifold. Torque bolts to 8 ft-lbs .

Mar 06, 2011 | Dodge Stratus Cars & Trucks

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My 2003 gmc v6 just had its plugs and wires and distributor cap and button changed and i put the distributor button on wrong, it ran fine 4 a mon. or 2 and one of the screws came out of the button and...


The distributor cap and/or the ignition rotor most likely have a crack somewhere and the distributor cap should be replaced along with the ignition rotor. The ignition module could have been damaged as well as the ignition pick-up coil/stator and if replacing the distributor cap and ignition rotor does not solve the problem then the ignition module or the pick-up coil/stator assembly inside of the distributor is also most likely damaged and the distributor will need to be replaced. There is a certain procedure for removing and replacing the distributor, and the ignition timing is not adjustable and it is not set using a timing light or with the engine running, and if you do have to replace the distributor Let me know if you require the procedure to properly remove and replace the distributor or if you require any further assistance.

Aug 17, 2010 | 2003 GMC Sierra 1500

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How do I change the distributor


REMOVAL NOTE: Once the distributor is removed, the engine should NOT be turned or moved out of position. Should this occur, please refer to the engine rotated installation procedure. Distributor components — 4A-F engine 88272p61.jpg
Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor — 4A-F engine 88272g41.gif
Fig. 2: Exploded view of the distributor — 1993 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines 88272g42.gif
Fig. 3: Exploded view of the distributor — 1996–97 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines 88272g43.gif
Fig. 4: Exploded view of the distributor — 4A-GF engine 88272g44.gif
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the distributor wire(s) at its harness. Loosen the screws holding the cap onto the housing 88272p05.jpg
    Pull the cap and wires off the distributor housing 88272p06.jpg

  3. On the 4A-F engines, disconnect the vacuum advance hoses. NOTE: On some models the distributor wires are part of the cap and can not be separated.
  4. Remove the distributor cap. Label and disconnect the wires from the cap. On some engines it will be necessary to use a flat bladed tool to lift up the lock claw and disconnect the holder from the cap. Fig. 5: On some engines, use a flat bladed tool to lift up the lock claw to disconnect the holder from the distributor cap 88272g45.gif

  5. Carefully note the position of the distributor rotor relative to the distributor housing (also note position of distributor to the engine assembly); a mark made on the casing/housing will be necessary for reassembly. Use a marker or tape so the mark doesn't rub off during handling of the case/housing. Mark the position of the rotor relative to the distributor housing 88272p07.jpg
    Label and remove all vacuum hoses attached to the advance on the distributor if equipped 88272p14.jpg
    If necessary, remove the rotor 88272p08.jpg

  6. Remove the distributor hold-down bolts. Remove the distributor hold-down bolts before pulling the unit from the engine 88272p13.jpg

  7. Carefully pull the distributor from the engine assembly. Remove the O-ring from the distributor shaft. Pull the distributor straight out from the engine 88272p15.jpg
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Aug 13, 2010 | 1996 Toyota Corolla

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Moisture in distributor cap of infiniti qx4


dry out the moisture and possibly spray the closed distributor cap and wires with silicon to protect from moisture. Do this only if the cap is not cracked and is properly mounted on to the distributor.

Was this car in a flood?

Jul 05, 2010 | 1999 Infiniti.5 QX4

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How do you replace the distributor on an 89 jeep wrangler YJ


Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

DISTRIBUITOR

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.5L Engine
1987-90 VEHICLES
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 2: Positioning the oil pump shaft for distributor installation-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 3: Positioning the distributor rotor and shaft for installation-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 4: Rotor position with the distributor properly installed-1987-90 2.5L engine




  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the primary lead from the terminal post at the side of the distributor.

The wire connector will contain a special conductive grease. Do not remove it. The same grease will also be found on the metal parts of the rotor.
  1. Disconnect the vacuum line if there is one.
  2. Remove the two distributor cap retaining hooks or screws and remove the distributor cap.
  3. Note the position of the rotor in relation to the base. Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine block to facilitate reinstallation. Align the marks with the direction the metal tip of the rotor is pointing.
  4. Remove the bolt that holds the distributor to the engine.
  5. Lift the distributor assembly from the engine.

To install, if engine was not disturbed:
  1. Insert the distributor shaft and assembly into the engine. Line up the mark on the distributor and the one on the engine with the metal tip of the rotor. Make sure that the vacuum advance diaphragm is pointed in the same direction as it was pointed originally. This will be done automatically if the marks on the engine and the distributor are line up with the rotor.
  2. Install the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp. Leave the screw loose enough so that you can move the distributor with heavy hand pressure.
  3. Connect the primary wire to the distributor side of the coil. Install the distributor cap on the distributor housing. Secure the distributor cap with the spring clips or the screw type retainers, whichever is used.
  4. Install the spark plug wires. Make sure that the wires are pressed all of the way into the top of the distributor cap and firmly onto the spark plugs.

If the engine was turned while the distributor was removed, or if the marks were not drawn, it will be necessary to initially time the engine. Follow the procedure below.
To install, if engine was disturbed:
  1. Rotate the engine until the No.1 piston is at TDC compression.
  2. Using a flat bladed screwdriver, in the distributor hole, rotate the oil pump gear so that the slot in the oil pump shaft is slightly past the 3:00 o'clock position, relative to the length of the engine block.
  3. With the distributor cap removed, install the distributor with the rotor at the 5:00 o'clock position, relative to the oil pump gear shaft slot. When the distributor is completely in place, the rotor should be at the 6:00 o'clock position. If not, remove the distributor and perform the entire procedure again.
  4. Tighten the lockbolt.



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Aug 21, 2009 | 1989 Jeep Wrangler

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I dont know how to put my spark plug wires in my car


firing order 1-4-2-5-3-6

  1. Insert each ignition wire on proper terminal of distributor cap . Ensure ignition wires are properly seated on the terminals. The No. 1 terminal is identified on distributor cap .
not sure if #1 cylinder is on the front right or front left. Call a dealer.
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Installation
Before installing distributor , visually inspect distributor . Inspect the O-ring. It should fit tightly and be free of cuts. The drive gear should be free of nicks, cracks and excessive wear. Rotate distributor drive shaft. It should move freely, without binding.
  1. To install distributor correctly, No. 1 piston (6108) must be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke. Remove No. 1 cylinder spark plug (12405) and rotate crankshaft (6303) clockwise until No. 1 piston is on the compression stroke.
  1. With No. 1 piston on compression stroke, align timing pointer with TDC on the crankshaft damper.
  1. Align locating boss on distributor rotor with hole on armature. Fully seat distributor rotor on distributor shaft.
  1. Rotate distributor shaft so blade on distributor rotor is pointing toward mark on distributor base that was previously made in Step 2 of the Removal procedure.
  1. While installing, continue rotating distributor rotor slightly so leading edge of the vane is centered in vane switch stator assembly.
  1. Rotate distributor in engine front cover to align leading edge of vane and vane switch stator assembly. Verify distributor rotor is pointing at No. 1 mark on distributor base. If vane and vane switch stator cannot be aligned by rotating distributor in engine front cover , remove distributor enough to just disengage distributor gear from camshaft gear. Rotate distributor rotor enough to engage distributor gear on another tooth of camshaft gear. Repeat Step 1 if necessary.
  1. Install distributor hold-down clamp and bolt. Tighten bolt, but leave it loose enough to rotate distributor .
  1. Install distributor cap , No. 1 spark plug and ignition wires. Check that ignition wires are securely connected to the distributor cap and spark plugs . Tighten distributor cap hold-down screws to 2.0-2.6 Nm (18-23 lb-in).
  1. Reconnect distributor to engine control sensor wiring .
  1. Set initial engine ignition timing according to procedures found in Section 8A of the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual.
  1. After engine ignition timing is set, tighten distributor hold-down bolt on to 20-30 Nm (15-22 lb-ft).
  1. Recheck initial engine ignition timing. Adjust if necessary.

Apr 09, 2009 | 1993 Ford Thunderbird

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