Durango, 2001-2005

Distributor

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Installation



Timing Disturbed
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
    NOTE
    The rotor will rotate clockwise as the gears engage.

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  3. Position the rotor slightly counterclockwise of the matchmark made during removal.
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  5. Install the distributor.
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  7. Align the distributor housing and intake manifold matchmarks and check that the distributor housing matchmark and rotor are also aligned.
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  9. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor housing clamp and bolt. Tighten the bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
     
    CMP sensor connector
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Air cleaner tube
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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Timing Not Disturbed
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Set the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC) of the No. 1 cylinder compression stroke.
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  5. Install the distributor, clamp and bolt.
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  7. Rotate the distributor so that the rotor aligns with the No. 1 cylinder mark on the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor. Tighten the clamp bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).

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    Fig. Distributor rotor alignment-5.9L engines

    Distributor rotor alignment-5.9L engines
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  9. Install or connect the following:

    CMP sensor connector
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Air cleaner tube
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  11. The final distributor position must be set with a scan tool. Follow the instructions supplied by the scan tool manufacturer.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner tube
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor connector
     

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  5. Matchmark the distributor housing and the rotor.
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  7. Matchmark the distributor housing and the intake manifold.
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  9. Remove the distributor.

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    Fig. Crankshaft pulley and timing chain cover marks aligned at Top Dead Center (TDC)

    Crankshaft pulley and timing chain cover marks aligned at Top Dead Center (TDC)
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