Infinity_QX4_1998-2003

Distributor

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Removal



3.3L Engine

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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor wiring harness connector
     

  4.  
  5. Matchmark the rotor to the distributor housing and the distributor housing to the cylinder head.
  6.  
  7. Remove the distributor.
  8.  

Installation



Timing Not Disturbed
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor by aligning the matchmarks made during removal
     
    Distributor wiring harness connector
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Check the ignition timing and adjust, as necessary.
  4.  

Timing Disturbed
3.3L Engine
  1. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the No. 1 cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Align the index mark on the distributor shaft with the protrusion on the distributor housing.

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    Fig. Distributor shaft alignment-3.3L engine

  4.  
  5. Install the distributor and check that the distributor rotor is aligned.

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    Fig. Distributor rotor alignment-3.3L engine

  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor harness connector
     

  8.  
  9. Check the ignition timing and adjust, as necessary.
  10.  

 
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