Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Component Replacement

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DISTRIBUTOR



Removal & Installation
INTEGRA

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Installation position of the spark plug wires on the distributor cap-1990-93 Integra



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the distributor-Integra



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the distributor cap-Integra



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the rotor-Integra

  1. Disconnect engine wire harness and connectors from distributor.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the spark plug wires from distributor cap.
  4.  
  5. Remove distributor hold-down bolts, and remove distributor from cylinder head.
  6.  

Coat new O-ring with engine oil before installation.

To install:
  1. Use new O-ring on distributor housing.
  2.  
  3. Slip distributor into position.
  4.  

Lugs on end of distributor and its mating grooves in camshaft end are both offset to eliminate possibility of installing distributor 180 degrees out of time.

  1. Install hold-down bolts, hand tighten.
  2.  
  3. Connect engine wire harness and connector to distributor.
  4.  
  5. Connect the spark plug wires.
  6.  
  7. Set timing, using a timing light, and then torque the hold-down bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  8.  

1986-90 LEGEND

See Figures 5, 6 and 7



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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the distributor-1986-90 Legend



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Fig. Fig. 6: Installation position of the spark plug wires on the distributor cap-1986-90 Legend



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Fig. Fig. 7: Distributor installation-1986-90 Legend

  1. Disconnect engine wire harness and connectors from distributor.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect coil wire and spark plug wires from distributor cap.
  4.  
  5. Remove distributor hold-down bolt, and remove distributor from cylinder head.
  6.  

Coat new O-ring with engine oil before install.

To install:
  1. Use new O-ring on distributor housing.
  2.  
  3. Slip distributor into position.
  4.  

Lugs on end of distributor and its mating grooves in camshaft end are both offset to eliminate possibility of installing distributor 180 degrees out of time.

  1. Install hold-down bolt and tighten.
  2.  
  3. Connect engine wire harness and connector to distributor.
  4.  
  5. Connect coil wire and spark plug wires.
  6.  

VIGOR

See Figures 8, 9 and 10



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Fig. Fig. 8: Distributor installation-Vigor

  1. Disconnect the spark plug wires and coil wire from the distributor cap.
  2.  
  3. Remove distributor hold-down bolts, and remove distributor from cylinder head.
  4.  

Coat new O-ring with engine oil before installation.

To install:


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Fig. Fig. 9: Exploded view of the distributor-Vigor



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Fig. Fig. 10: Installation position of the spark plug wires on the distributor cap-Vigor

  1. Use new O-ring on distributor housing.
  2.  
  3. Slip distributor into position.
  4.  

Lugs on end of distributor and its mating grooves in camshaft end are both offset to eliminate possibility of installing distributor 180 degrees out of time.

COIL AND SPARK PLUGS



Removal & Installation
1991-93 LEGEND

See Figure 11



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Fig. Fig. 11: Removal of the ignition coils and spark plugs-1991-93 Legend

  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ignition coil covers.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the ignition coils and carefully pull the coils from the spark plugs.
  6.  

The front and rear ignition coils and covers are different, be sure to use the correct part when installing them.

To install:
  1. Position the ignition coil onto the spark plug and carefully push it in place.
  2.  
  3. Connect the electrical connector on the coil.
  4.  
  5. Install the coil covers and secure the coils in place with the retaining screws.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

 
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