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Must replace module inside distributor, how do you take black cap off

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    Ricky Gittins Oct 08, 2010

    Are you talking about the distributor cap or the rotor ?


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There are three screws holding the distributor cap on. Just take them off and you're in. If you are referring to the plastic shield inside the distributer that covers the ignitor, then you just need to pull off the rotor. You just pull it straight off, but it can sometimes be a real pain to get off. Don't be afraid to spray some lube on there and just use a wrench and break it off if you have to. You can buy a new one at the auto parts store. Once the rotor is off, you'll be good.

Rotor pic is below. Get a new one at Oreilly's for $5 You should probably replace it anyway, along with the distributer cap ($18). Good tune-up work to ensure optimal spark.

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