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When replaceing my distributor the bolt on the back will not loosen

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when you changed the lower intake gaskets you should have had to loosen and remove the distributor. if you did not get the distributor back in place within a fraction of where it should be it will cause your vehicle to "jump time". easiest way to get it in time without a timing light, assuming it did not jump bad enough you have to replace or readjust your timing chain, is to loosen the bolt holding the distributor in place and slightly turn it until it starts. after it starts just move the distributor back and forth until it is idling smoothly and is back in time.

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Rotate the engine until the No. 1 piston is on top dead center of its compression stroke.Remove The distributor cap and then mark where the rotor is pointing on the side of the distributor with some white out or anything that you might be able to see when replacing the distributor back into position. Disconnect the TFI module by pressing the catch and pulling on it.Loosen and remove the distributor hold-down bolt.The distributor should slide straight out. It is also necessary to remove the distributor to change the TFI module if you had to do this in a separate operation.

Rotate the distributor shaft so the rotor points toward the mark on the distributor housing that you made previously.Install the distributor hold-down bolt tighten slightly. Recheck the initial timing after installing the distributor cap. Tighten the hold-down bolt and recheck the timing. Adjust again if necessary.Thank you for your questions

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97 dodge stratus 2.5 car turns over but does not have spark. There is fuel. I replaced the ECM crankshaft position sensor.

I would start with the rotor and cap. I just worked on one and it was the distributor was bad.

If you need to remove it and rplace it heres how.

Distributor Removal and Installation REMOVAL
  1. Remove bolt holding air inlet resonator to intake manifold.
  2. Loosen clamps holding air cleaner cover to air cleaner housing.
  3. Remove PCV make-up air hose from air inlet tube.
  4. Loosen hose clamp at throttle body.
  5. Remove air inlet tube, resonator and air cleaner cover.
  6. Remove EGR tube.
  7. Remove spark plug cables from distributor cap.
  8. Loosen distributor cap hold-down screws and remove cap.
  9. Mark rotor position for installation reference, then remove rotor.
  10. Remove two harness connectors from distributor.
  11. Remove two sets of distributor hold-down nuts and washers from studs.
  12. Remove bolt and spark plug cable mounting bracket from top of distributor housing.
  13. Remove bolt and transaxle dipstick tube.
  14. Carefully remove distributor from engine.
  1. Install rotor on shaft.
  2. Position distributor in engine and ensure O-ring is properly seated on distributor. Replace O-ring if it is cracked or nicked.
  3. Carefully engage distributor drive with slotted end of camshaft. When the distributor is installed properly, the rotor will be in line with previously marked line on air intake plenum.
  4. If engine was cranked while distributor was removed, establish proper relationship between distributor shaft and No. 1 piston position as follows:
    1. Rotate crankshaft until number one piston is at top of compression stroke.
    2. Rotate rotor to No. 1 rotor terminal.
    3. Lower distributor into opening, engaging distributor drive with drive on camshaft. With distributor fully seated on engine, rotor should be under No. 1 terminal.
  1. Install distributor hold-down washers and nuts. Torque to 9 ft-lbs .
  2. Install spark plug cable bracket.
  3. Install two harness connectors to distributor.
  4. Install distributor cap.
  5. Install transaxle dipstick tube.
  6. Install EGR tube to intake manifold. Torque bolts to 8 ft-lbs .

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Three seals to check. easiest is the valve cover seal. Number and remove the 4 wires going into your spark plugs. remove 4 nuts holding the cover and replace seal.
Next easiest is the distributor O-ring. Remove air filter assembly remove the distributor cap, then the distributor. With the valve cover still off, loosen the 2 bolts that clamp the distributor down. Remove the 2 terminal leads going into the distributor (4 wire terminal/2 wire terminal) Mark the case of the distributor and the case of the head with one line so you can line it back up on reinstallation. remove the 3 bolts holding the distributor down. Replace O-ring. replace distributor, align, tighten the 2 bolts, then tighten the 3 bolts. replace terminal wiring and cap. replace air filter assembly. Replace valve cover with new gasket. Place spark plug wires back into their proper places. The last one is the oil pan gasket. Drain all oil and remove all blots holding the pan. drop the pan and replace the gasket. Put it all back into place. Do not over tighten the pan bolts as this will cause the gasket to deform, making it leak again.

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How do i change the distibutor on a 5.0 on a 96 k-1500

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Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Tag and remove the spark plug wires and the coil leads from the distributor.
  3. Unplug the electrical connector at the base of the distributor.

Mark the distributor and tag the spark plug wires

A distributor wrench can be used to loosen hold-down bolt

  1. Loosen the distributor cap fasteners and remove the cap.
  2. Using a marker, matchmark the rotor-to-housing and housing-to-engine block positions so that they can be matched during installation.
  3. Loosen and remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp.
  4. Remove the distributor from the engine.

Remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp

Be sure to mark the distributor position before removing it

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The simple way of doing it for a beginer. Loosen the two screws that hold your distributor cap on. Flip your cap up out of the way,not unplugging any of the plug wires. Mark the base of your distributor and engine block with a paint pen in line with one another. Next mark the top of the distributor where the rotor is pointing to. Remove the bolt that holds the distributor in at the base of it. Slowly turn and lift the distributor out. Remove the bolts for your side cover. Replace the gasket. When putting the distributor back in. Make sure you take notice of the marks you made prior to removing it. When back in place, the marks will be lined up as they were before you removed it and no need to set the timing. Hope it helps you. Please respond if you could.

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Sometimes you cannot just take out the distributor and replacing them. It must be put back in the excat position that it was before.
Start the engine, loosen the distributor bolts, and while its running, turn the distributor sideways. Note the position that the engine runs quietly, then tighten the distributor bolt. If you have a timing-gun, connect it to the battery, and aim it to the crank-pulley. The degree that the #1 pistion fires is marked in degree on the crank-pulley (0, 5-degree). Repeat this as necessary. Or better get the car to a 'friendly' auto repair shop.

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