Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Distributor Cap and Rotor

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The 2.4L DOHC, 2.0L SOHC and DOHC 4-cylinder engines are equipped with distributorless ignition systems. Only the 2.5L SOHC V6 engine is equipped with a distributor.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 9

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. On Cirrus, Stratus and Sebring convertible models, disconnect the remote negative battery cable connection at the left strut tower.
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  3. If necessary for access, do the following:
    1. Remove the bolt attaching the air inlet resonator to the intake manifold.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the bolt holding the air inlet resonator to the top of the intake manifold

    1. Loosen the clamps holding the air cleaner cover to the air cleaner housing.
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    3. Remove the PCV make-up air hose from the air inlet tube.
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    5. Loosen the hose clamp at the throttle body.
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    7. Remove the air cleaner cover, resonator and inlet tube.
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Fig. Fig. 2: After disengaging the air cleaner housing cover clamps, disconnect the PCV hose from the air inlet resonator



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosening the air inlet tube hose clamp at the throttle body



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removal of the air cleaner/inlet resonator assembly

  1. Mark for identification, if necessary, and remove the spark plug wires from the distributor cap.
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  3. Loosen the hold-down screws and remove the distributor cap.
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  5. Mark the rotor position. A scribe mark indicates where to position the rotor when reinstalling. Remove the rotor.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Number the spark plug wires to match the distributor cap before removal



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Fig. Fig. 6: Loosen the distributor cap hold-down screws



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Fig. Fig. 7: Removal of the distributor cap



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Fig. Fig. 8: Marking the rotor position-to-distributor



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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the distributor rotor-rotor's underside shown

To install:
  1. Install the rotor onto the distributor.
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  3. Verify proper rotor alignment using the mark made at disassembly.
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  5. Install the distributor cap.
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  7. Connect the spark plug cables, following the identification marks made at disassembly.
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  9. If removed earlier, install the following:
    1. Install the EGR tube and tighten the mounting bolts to 95 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
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    3. Install the air cleaner cover, resonator and inlet tube.
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    5. Tighten the hose clamp at the throttle body.
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    7. Install the PCV hose.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the clamps holding the air cleaner cover to the air cleaner housing.
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    11. Install the bolt attaching the air inlet resonator to the intake manifold.
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  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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INSPECTION



Inspect the distributor cap for cracks or burned electrodes. Inspect the rotor for cracks or a burned electrode. Replace if defective.

 
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