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How can I disasemble a 1994 Altima distributor? I need to change the internal seal o bearing since it is leaking oil to the inside of the housing.

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  • cverdugo Oct 06, 2009

    OK, following those E-Z steps I can replace the external seal, but how can I remove the shaft to change the internal bearing/seal to prevent oil from leaking towards the position sensor housing?

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You do not need to disasemble the entire distributor. Unplug the black electrical connector from the distributor. (with a white marker or correction ink)Mark the screws and dist to maintain the same settings. remove the two main screws, one in the front and one in the rear of the distributor assembly(not on the cap). The Distributor should slide out. These O-ring seals are not sold at the dealers or parts store. They want you to pay over $150+ to replace the entire dist. I brought in the old seal and I was able to match a seal at autozone. It worked. Hopefully this helpd

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