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Can not figure out how to remove the distributor cap. Unscrewed the cap, removed all the wires, but there is no space to actually pull the cap out of the engine block, since it seems to be trapped on all sides...

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Once the screws are out then it should lift off. Unless it's been on there a LONG time, then crud and such can "glue" it to the base. Take a rubber mallet and GENTLY tap it on the sides while lifting up.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the intake manifold plenum extension.
  3. Tag and disconnect the secondary wires, then remove the retainer(s) from the distributor cap, and position aside.
  4. Unfasten the 2 coil cover attaching screws, then lift the cover off.
  5. Remove the 4 coil-to-cap attaching screws and lift the ignition coil and leads from the cap. Fig. 1: The ignition coil is secured to the distributor cap with 4 screws 91032g04.gif
    Fig. 2: View of the ignition coil removed from the distributor cap 91032g05.gif

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REMOVAL NOTE: Once the distributor is removed, the engine should NOT be turned or moved out of position. Should this occur, please refer to the engine rotated installation procedure. Distributor components — 4A-F engine 88272p61.jpg
Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor — 4A-F engine 88272g41.gif
Fig. 2: Exploded view of the distributor — 1993 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines 88272g42.gif
Fig. 3: Exploded view of the distributor — 1996–97 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines 88272g43.gif
Fig. 4: Exploded view of the distributor — 4A-GF engine 88272g44.gif
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the distributor wire(s) at its harness. Loosen the screws holding the cap onto the housing 88272p05.jpg
    Pull the cap and wires off the distributor housing 88272p06.jpg

  3. On the 4A-F engines, disconnect the vacuum advance hoses. NOTE: On some models the distributor wires are part of the cap and can not be separated.
  4. Remove the distributor cap. Label and disconnect the wires from the cap. On some engines it will be necessary to use a flat bladed tool to lift up the lock claw and disconnect the holder from the cap. Fig. 5: On some engines, use a flat bladed tool to lift up the lock claw to disconnect the holder from the distributor cap 88272g45.gif

  5. Carefully note the position of the distributor rotor relative to the distributor housing (also note position of distributor to the engine assembly); a mark made on the casing/housing will be necessary for reassembly. Use a marker or tape so the mark doesn't rub off during handling of the case/housing. Mark the position of the rotor relative to the distributor housing 88272p07.jpg
    Label and remove all vacuum hoses attached to the advance on the distributor if equipped 88272p14.jpg
    If necessary, remove the rotor 88272p08.jpg

  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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