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I am trying to take the distributor off of a 98 chrysler i have the cap off and the two main screws off the distributor but will not come off how do i get it off

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You might need to twist the rotor, or make sure you have the clamp removed from the engine block that holds the distributor housing on. When mine gets stuck I just wiggle the rotor as I'm pulling up to see which way it needs to rotate to disengage the cam gear.

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if your engine run before you changed anything,and you are talking about a 3.0 engine,
you have to be careful changing wires on this engine,
you need toonly change one wire at a time,the distributor cap on this engine is just stupid.
if you look under the cap you'll see that a wire on the one side of the cap actually has a contact that leads to the other side of the cap.
cly 5 cyl 6
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#2 wire will be at that front screw on cap,keep installing wires counter clockwise.

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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...


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
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    Not trying to insult your intelligence, I'm going to get pretty basic here,

    Looking at the Front of the engine, the spark plug order is 1, 2, 3, and 4. Front to back.

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    Looking at the distributor cap screw, on the Far side away from the engine, Number 1 spark plug is on the tower to the Left of it.

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    take off the upper plemnum while you in there change the wires cap and rotor for the distributor as well..

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