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Replace distributor I need a step by step for how to replace my distributor cap and rotor in my car.

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Leave the spark plug wires attached and unscrew the screws that hold the cap on to the distributor. Pull the cap off and remove the rotor. There is a "key" on the rotor that will only allow the installation to happen in a certain way, so do not worry about not being able to align it properly. Now put the new cap on and move the wires over one at a time so you do not get them confused. If you do, accidentally or otherwise, get them out of order, here is a link to a diagram of the proper arrangement: autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-3730.htm

i hope this helps
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Posted on Oct 26, 2009

Testimonial: "just got answer from Matthew about replacing distributor cap on 1999 Sebring. Thanks, but what I really needed to know is if the intake manifold and all the other parts that eneded to com off to replace 3 of the spark plugs need to be removed to do the cap and rotor"

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Not sure about your engine size so please pick your model:

2.5L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Bolt holding air inlet resonator to intake manifold.
    • Clamps holding air cleaner cover to air cleaner housing.
    • PCV make-up air hose from air inlet tube.
    • Hose clamp at throttle body.
    • Air inlet tube, resonator and air cleaner cover.
    • EGR tube.
    • Spark plug cables from distributor cap.
  3. Loosen distributor cap hold down screws and remove cap
    NOTE The rotor is friction-fitted to the distributor shaft and can be pulled straight off.

  4. Transfer cables from old cap to new cap. The cap and cables are numbered with their corresponding cylinder numbers.
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Distributor cap—2.5L and 3.0L Engines

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Distributor cap.
    • Distributor holddown washers and nuts and torque to 9 ft. lbs (13 Nm)
    • EGR tube.
    • Air inlet tube, resonator and air cleaner cover.
    • Hose clamp at throttle body.
    • PCV make-up air hose from air inlet tube.
    • Clamps holding air cleaner cover to air cleaner housing and securely tighten.
    • Bolt holding air inlet resonator to intake manifold and securely tighten.


3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Air cleaner
    • Spark plug cables from distributor cap.
  3. Loosen distributor cap hold down screws and remove cap
    NOTE The rotor is friction-fitted to the distributor shaft and can be pulled straight off.

  4. Transfer cables from old cap to new cap. The cap and cables are numbered with their corresponding cylinder numbers.
To install:

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Distributor cap—2.5L and 3.0L Engines

    1. Install or connect the following:
    2. Distributor rotor
    • Distributor cap
    NOTE Make sure the new cap has an O-ring in its base.

    • Distributor holddown washers and nuts and torque to 20 inch lbs. (2.3 Nm)
    • Air cleaner
  • Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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    SOURCE: Car will not start. Replaced plugs, wires,

    Check your ignition module. Are you getting power to the distributor?

    Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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    SOURCE: car want start was told that I need a distributor

    replace the cap and rotor yourself and see if that helps the problem before you buy a whole distributor. or if you cant do that, then get a second opinion.

    Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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    Those are part of the ignition system. The ecm controls all of that. It just depends on what the car is doing. Is it not getting spark? I have one of these, so I can tell you what is probably wrong or where to look. I would guess you have no fire. Whats going on with the car?

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    Completely loosen the distributor cap mounting fasteners.
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    To install:


    Install the rotor onto the distributor shaft and tighten the rotor mounting fastener, if equipped.
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    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.
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    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:
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      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.
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    3. Install two harness connectors to distributor.
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