Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

Distributor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 10

Although the distributor can be removed from the engine no matter which cylinder is about to fire, it is a good idea to have number one cylinder at TDC before distributor removal.

1.5L, 1.8L, 2.4L SOHC Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and tag the spark plug wires from the distributor cap.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the distributor harness connector.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Ignition system for the 2.0L engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Ignition system for the 1.5L engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Ignition system for the 1992-93 1.8L engine



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Fig. Fig. 4: Ignition system for the 2.4L engine

  1. Loosen the distributor retaining bolt and remove the distributor from the engine.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Rotate the engine until No. 1 cylinder is at TDC on its compression stroke.
  2.  

Be careful not to turn it to the No. 4 cylinder TDC on its compression stroke by mistake.

  1. Align the distributor housing and gear mating marks.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 5: Ignition system for the 1990 1.8L engine



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Fig. Fig. 6: Distributor installation for the 1990 1.8L engine



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Fig. Fig. 7: Distributor installation for the 1992-93 1.8L engine

  1. Install the distributor into the engine, while aligning the fine cut (groove or projection) on the distributor flange with the center of the distributor mounting stud.
  2.  
  3. Install and tighten the distributor retaining bolt.
  4.  
  5. Reconnect the distributor harness connector.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 8: Distributor installation for the 2.4L engine



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Fig. Fig. 9: Distributor installation for the 1.5L engine



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Fig. Fig. 10: Distributor installation for the 2.0L engine

  1. Install the distributor cap and spark plug wires.
  2.  
  3. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  

 
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