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1995 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1.8L engine distributor replacement

I have a 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1.8L engine and need to replace the distributor. Autozone carries 2 that have different sized rotor Cams. Can I determine which one I need without removing it?

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  • steve_hickle Jul 14, 2009

    I wanted to be able to drive it until the part is in. What their system says on the two parts is:

    With .526" diameter from long flat to the opposite side of rotor Cam.

    or

    With .475" diameter from long flat to the opposite side of rotor Cam.

    I don't mind removing it if that's what it takes.

    Thanks.

  • steve_hickle Jul 14, 2009

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll give what you suggest a try. It will be a few days before I can, but I'll try to post a follow-up when I'm done.

    Steve

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They should be able to do that. Give them the yr , make, model, enginesize and you mention the rotor cams. I've never heard that term except when speaking of point type ignitions.. Is this a point type? Do not be concerned about pulling the old one unless you need the car. Then, take the car to them and you can do your comparisons ther at the store, Good Luck What is your concern about pulling it out? -Ned

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    Ned C Cook Jul 14, 2009

    One is over half in. .526 and the other is under 1/2 in by .025 If you have a venier caliper you can possibly get some measurements. Heck with it, pull it. Do this first remove the cap without removing any wire. then turn the engine until the rotor is pointing to a good reference poit mark something for it to point to, Then place a mark on the distributor body n line with where the rotor is pointing and on the block, now pull the distributor and droping the new one in won't be a problem. When marking the distributor body reference mark on the old dist mut be transfered before letting go of the old one. My phone is 909.630.3192 , I'll be glad to help if needed on reinstall.

  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook Jul 15, 2009

    OK STEVE, GOOD LUCK

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