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    Metro, Prizm 2000-2002

    Distributor

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    Installation



    Timing Disturbed
    1. Crank the engine until the number 1 cylinder is at Top Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke. This can be accomplished by the following:
      1. Remove the FI fuse from the fuse and relay box.
      2.  
      3. Remove the number 1 spark plug
      4.  
      5. Install a spark plug port adapter and a compression gauge into the spark plug cavity.
      6.  
      7. Crank the engine and observe the compression gauge. The TDC of the cylinder's compression stroke occurs when the compression reading is the highest.
      8.  
      9. Align the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley to the zero position on the timing indicator.
      10.  
      11. Position the rotor to the number 1 cylinder position.
      12.  
      13. Install the distributor.
      14.  
      15. Remove the spark plug port adapter and the compression gauge.
      16.  
      17. Install the number 1 spark plug and tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
      18.  
      19. Install the FI fuse into the fuse and relay box. Set the ignition timing.

        Negative battery cable
         

      20.  

    2.  
    3. Check and/or adjust ignition timing.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the distributor hold-down bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
    6.  

    Timing Not Disturbed
    1. Align the reference marks made during removal. Position the distributor carefully and be sure the drive gear engages properly within the slot.
    2.  
    3. Install or connect the following:

      Hold-down bolts but do not tighten
       
      Distributor electrical connector
       
      Spark plug wires
       
      Distributor cap
       
      Negative battery cable
       

    4.  
    5. Check and/or adjust the ignition timing.
    6.  
    7. Tighten the distributor hold-down bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
    8.  

    Removal & Installation



    1.0L Engine
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    2.  
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Negative battery cable
       
      Distributor electrical connector
       
      Spark plug wires from the distributor cap
       
      Distributor cap
       

    4.  
    5. Mark the position of the distributor rotor in relation to the distributor body and mark the position of the distributor body in relation to the cylinder head.
    6.  
    7. Remove the distributor hold-down bolts.
    8.  
    9. Remove the distributor from the engine.

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      Fig. Match the distributor coupling-to-distributor housing alignment marks (1,3)-Metro 1.0L engine

    10.  

     
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