Infinity_QX4_1998-2003

Distributor Cap & Rotor

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Removal & Installation



3.3L Engine

NOTE
The 1998 - 00 3.3L engines were equipped with a distributor.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. If the distributor cap is to be replaced, mark the ignition wires for identification and remove them from the distributor cap.
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  5. Remove any components necessary to access the distributor cap.
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  7. Completely loosen the distributor cap mounting fasteners.
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  9. Carefully remove the distributor cap, taking care not to damage the cap seal or rotor, then position the cap aside.
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  11. If necessary, remove the rotor retainer.
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  13. Carefully lift the rotor off the distributor shaft.
    NOTE
    Inspect the distributor cap to housing seal for damage and/or cracks. Replace if cracks are detected.

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To install:

  1. Install the rotor onto the distributor shaft and tighten the rotor mounting fastener, if equipped.
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  3. Position the distributor cap seal on the distributor housing, then position the distributor cap on the housing.
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  5. Install the distributor cap by tightening the mounting fasteners in a crisscross pattern. Use care to not over-tighten the fasteners.
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  7. Reconnect the spark plug wires, making sure to install them exactly in the same position from which they were removed.
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  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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