ES300 1992-1997

Distributor

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the upper bracket.
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  3. Remove the air cleaner top. Disconnect the air flow meter and the air cleaner hose.
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  5. Remove the wires from the distributor cap and disconnect the distributor wire connector.
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  7. Remove the hold-down bolts and pull out the distributor. Remove the O-ring.
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  9. Remove the distributor.
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To install:

  1. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align the groove on the pulley with the 0 brand on the No. 1 timing belt cover. Make sure the No. 1 cylinder is on compression and not exhaust.
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  3. Position the slit of the intake camshaft (right side cylinder head) in the proper position for distributor installation.
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  5. Install a new O-ring in the housing. Lubricate the O-ring with engine oil.
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  7. Align the cutout marks of the coupling and the housing.
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  9. Insert the distributor, aligning the line of the distributor housing with the cutout of the distributor attachment bearing cap. Tighten the hold-down bolts. Correct torque is 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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  11. Install the rotor and the distributor cap. Connect the cables to the distributor cap. Align the spline of the distributor cap with the spline groove of the holder.

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    Fig. Align the marks on the distributor



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    Fig. Distributor installation

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  13. Connect the electrical connections to the distributor. Replace the air cleaner cover, air flow meter and air duct.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  17. Adjust the timing.
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