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Distributor caps are held on with screws located at opposing corners. Either hex or spring loaded half-turn latches are used on some models. Prior to removing the old cap, take the time to transfer the wires from the old cap to the replacement cap. This will avoid confusing the firing order. Remove old cap and slide new cap into place and secure screws or latching mechanisms. That is all there is to it.

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor — 4A-F engine 88272g41.gif
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  6. Remove the distributor hold-down bolts. Remove the distributor hold-down bolts before pulling the unit from the engine 88272p13.jpg

  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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