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Replacing distributor remove and replace distributor on 1991 geo prizm

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Buy new distributor cap. look at connection numbering on the cap and the orientation of the distributor clips. transfer the 5 wires from the distributor cap in the car to the new distributor cap one at a time so that the connections are not crossed. Set the new distro cap to one side. Unclip the old cap and pull straight up to remove. There is an anvil looking device with a piece of metal only on one side, sitting on a vertical shaft... this is a rotor. Grab this rotor and pull gently, straight up to remove. Reinstall a new rotor, reinstall your new distributor cap and secure the cap using the spring clip (or clips if you have two hold)..

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  • Dan B Oct 22, 2013

    buy new distributor cap with a new rotor. look at connection numbering on the cap and the orientation of the distributor clips. transfer the 5 wires from the distributor cap in the car to the new distributor cap one at a time so that the connections are not crossed. Set the new distri utor cap to one side. Unclip the old cap and pull straight up to remove. There is an anvil looking device with a piece of metal only on one side, sitting on a vertical shaft... this is a rotor. Grab this rotor and pull gently, straight up to remove. The shaft has a "D" key shape, so you can't screw up with rotor orientation. Put a small film of electrical grease on the top of the rotor, on an each of the pins on the inside of the cap which contacts the rotor. Reinstall a new rotor, reinstall your new distributor cap and secure the cap using the spring clip (or clips if you have two hold)..

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    _-__-___-_ Oct 22, 2013

    no grees, and he said, distributor not a new cap. RTQ again.

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    now grease this is wrong. on or near any rotor or under any cap, go back to school

  • Dan B Oct 23, 2013

    hey fixkick, no sure if you are a flunky or can't read... check out the purpose of a rotor and uses of electrical grease. stay away from engine and only work on the tires.

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Well, to answer this we must know history, even the FSM states this.
its a toy engine so you have all facts online to match that engine.
1: it was wrong all along. timing ?
2: it was ok, time wise and want to just swap it out. ?

ILL shoot for the moon here, go easy way, #2
mark all wires. 1,2,3,4 (1 is water pump side, 4 is tranny side.0
mark cap terms too.
now transfer marks from old cap diz to new.
now remove cap on old
put crank at TDC such that #1 cap tower is at #1 wire.
this is called TDC #1 firing. (crank pulley marks are as FSM shows
then remove dizzy.
drop in new dizzy such that rotor still aligns with #1 cap tower term marked above.
clamp down dizzy
now do fine timing set running per FSM.

all this is at alldata.com and for if #1 is true, all wrong to start.

the above works for all dizzy cars made, mostly.

all this and more here.
vast info, all free too.
http://w ww.toyotanation.com/forum/16-archived-corolla-threads/9068-geo-prizm-toyota-corolla.html

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    remove 1 space in w ww

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    if its all 100% scrambled, say so, we can do that too,, just more typing,,,,, or you can log in to alldata.com and read it all there ,photos,steps, end to end, no guessing.

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