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So i have a problem now on my distributor cap there r two bolts I was able to get one off but I can't get it off with any of my tools i dnt really have much but its striped n I can't use a Philips..

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Can you get a small dremel tool there and cut a slot, making it so you can fit a flathead screwdriver to the head of that screw?

if not, or you have round out the middle of the screw and can't get a locking needle nose pliers to grip that head, you may have to use an "easy out" tool or "screw extractor"

pre-soak the threads of that screw first though to help loosen that bolt from it's deathgrip

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

  • austin Apr 01, 2015

    Alright ill try tht I only have limited space tho haha I had to remove my intake tube n filter I was badly able to fit a screw driver in it bit like when I try unscrewin it n it has like no lock to loosen it but I will try tht thanks for the help I will post pics of it tommorow if u wanna help tht would be cool haha I'm just stumped cuz I spent all my money I been saving up on this car n I got all the stuff I need but this bult screwed me over litraly haha

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SOURCE: how to remove distributor cap on 5.2 l v8

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of a typical distributor used on Jeep vehicles


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Fig. 2: Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires


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Fig. 3: Tag and disengage any distributor electrical connections


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Fig. 4: Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine to facilitate reinstallation


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Fig. 5: Using a distributor wrench, loosen the distributor hold-down bolt


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Fig. 6: Remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp



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Fig. 7: Remove the distributor from the vehicle


5.2L and 5.9L Engines

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires from the distributor cap and coil
  3. Remove the distributor cap retaining hooks or screws and remove the distributor cap.
  4. Note the position of the rotor in relation to the base. Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine to facilitate reinstallation.

The distributor must be bright to Top Dead Center (TDC) before removal.
  1. Attach a socket to the crankshaft damper retaining bolt and slowly rotate the engine clockwise until the indicating mark on the crankshaft damper is aligned with the 0 degree mark on the timing chain cover. The distributor rotor should now be aligned to the CYL. NO 1 alignment mark stamped into the camshaft position sensor. If not repeat the process until TDC is achieved.
  2. Disengage the camshaft position sensor connector and remove the rotor.
  3. Unfasten the distributor hold-down bolt and remove the distributor and hold-down clamp.
Other details can find in the Repair Manual ZJ-Secc-8D-Ignition-Systems

Good luck (remember rated this).

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You say you replaced the spark plugs and wires, but didn't say if you had spark from them. Suggest you plug a wire and see if you have spark to the chasis ground. If not then you will have to troubleshoot the firing side. If you have spark, then you need to find out if you are getting fuel to where it is supposed to go.

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SOURCE: replacing ignition module does distributor have to be pulled can't get module tool on rear bolt

Usually you can loosen the mounting bolt and turn the distributor.
Be sure and mark the position before you move it.

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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
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  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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752f723.jpg
Fig. 1: Exploded view of a typical distributor used on Jeep vehicles


9660016.jpg
Fig. 2: Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires


c026379.jpg
Fig. 3: Tag and disengage any distributor electrical connections


7fc3b8c.jpg
Fig. 4: Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine to facilitate reinstallation


273c514.jpg
Fig. 5: Using a distributor wrench, loosen the distributor hold-down bolt


8111df5.jpg
Fig. 6: Remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp



e730a58.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the distributor from the vehicle


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  2. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires from the distributor cap and coil
  3. Remove the distributor cap retaining hooks or screws and remove the distributor cap.
  4. Note the position of the rotor in relation to the base. Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine to facilitate reinstallation.

The distributor must be bright to Top Dead Center (TDC) before removal.
  1. Attach a socket to the crankshaft damper retaining bolt and slowly rotate the engine clockwise until the indicating mark on the crankshaft damper is aligned with the 0 degree mark on the timing chain cover. The distributor rotor should now be aligned to the CYL. NO 1 alignment mark stamped into the camshaft position sensor. If not repeat the process until TDC is achieved.
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