Mazda MPV 1999-06

Distributor

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This engine is equipped with a Distributorless Ignition System (DIS).

Installation



Timing Disturbed
  1. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the No. 1 cylinder.
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  3. Align the matchmark on the drive gear with the matchmark on the distributor housing as shown.

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    Fig. Distributor gear and housing matchmarks-3.0L engine

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  5. Install the distributor with the mounting bolt centered in the mounting flange slot.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor wiring harness connector
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  9. Check the ignition timing and adjust as necessary.
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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.

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    Fig. Distributor assembly-3.0L engine

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Removal



3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor wiring harness connector
     

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  5. Matchmark the rotor to the distributor housing, and matchmark the distributor housing to the cylinder head.
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  7. Remove the distributor.
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