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Its a plastic cap and and on its top the sparks wires get connected.A small plastic rotor spins inside the distributor cap, firing each spark plug as it rotates. If the distributor gets faulty there the engine may not perform well.in most cases it has been noticed that only replacing the cap does not helps but with cap the rotors also need to be replaced.The procedure is as follows:---1) First of all disconnect the negative battery terminal.2) Then remove the spark-plug wires .Note:-- Before removing the spark plug wires please note down how and where the wires are connected,then only remove the connections.3) Then on the distributor there will be a cap.remove that cap.the cap is connected by two pins.you will have to press the pins from each side to loosen the distributor cap.Then lift the distributor cap from the top.4)Then remove the rotor From distributor The rotor is fitted with two screws.Remove the screws and loosen the rotor.5) Then lift the rotor out from its shaft.6) To install new rotor and cap.reverse the procedure.This will help.Thanks.
Hi there;This is for a 2000 Nissan Truck Pathfinder 4WD 3.3L SFI 6cyl
Distributor Cap & Rotor - Removal & Installation
NOTE The 1996-00 3.3L engines were equipped with a distributor.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. If the distributor cap is to be replaced, mark the ignition wires for identification and remove them from the distributor cap. Remove any components necessary to access the distributor cap. Completely loosen the distributor cap mounting fasteners. Carefully remove the distributor cap, taking care not to damage the cap seal or rotor, then position the cap aside. If necessary, remove the rotor retainer. Carefully lift the rotor off the distributor shaft. NOTE Inspect the distributor cap to housing seal for damage and/or cracks. Replace if cracks are detected.
Install the rotor onto the distributor shaft and tighten the rotor mounting fastener, if equipped. Position the distributor cap seal on the distributor housing, then position the distributor cap on the housing. Install the distributor cap by tightening the mounting fasteners in a crisscross pattern. Use care to not over-tighten the fasteners. Reconnect the spark plug wires, making sure to install them exactly in the same position from which they were removed. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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change one spark wire at a time on the distributor.buy new set of spark plugs wires remove them from box.match old wires with new wires to use the correct length to each cylinder.now if you need to change distributor cap.mark location distributor cap.number tag plug wires on the distributor cap so you can remove plug wires on distributor cap so you can replace cap and rotor and put wires back on the distributor cap in correct place.remember change one plug wire at a time so you wont get confuse.
1.try checking the clearance in the spark plug if you have insufficient or more clearance you wont get spark check this.
2.check the wire coming to the spark plug.if power is not coming to spark plug there wil be discontinuity in the wire try replace it.
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