Chrysler RAM50/D50/Arrow 1979-1993 Repair Guide

Distributor Cap and Rotor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. The distributor cap is held on by two screws or clips. Release them with a screwdriver and lift the cap straight up and off, with the wires attached.
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  3. Inspect the cap for cracks, carbon tracks, or a worn center contact.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Numbering the plug wires will avoid placing the wrong wires in the cap during installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Unclamp and remove the distributor cap



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Fig. Fig. 3: then remove and inspect the rotor from the distributor

  1. Pull the ignition rotor straight up to remove (remove screws if so equipped). Replace it if its contacts are worn, burned, or pitted. Do not file the contacts. To replace, press it firmly onto the shaft. It only goes on one way, so be sure it is fully seated (install screws if so equipped).
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  3. Inspect the plug wires for cracks or brittleness, replace them if necessary. Transfer the wires from the old distributor cap to the new one. Be sure to place them on the correct terminals.
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  5. Install the distributor cap and tighten the two screws or engage clips properly.
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