Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Distributor

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Installation



Timing Disturbed
  1. Install a new distributor housing O-ring and lubricate with clean oil.
  2.  
  3. Position the engine so the No. 1 piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC) of its compression stroke and the mark on the vibration damper is aligned with 0 on the timing indicator.
  4.  
  5. Align the distributor housing and gear mating marks. Install the distributor in the engine so the slot or groove of the distributor's installation flange aligns with the distributor installation stud in the engine block. Be sure the distributor is fully seated. Inspect alignment of the distributor rotor making sure the rotor is aligned with the position of the No. 1 ignition wire in the distributor cap.
  6.  
  7. Install the hold-down nut.
  8.  
  9. Connect the distributor harness connectors.
  10.  
  11. Install the distributor cap.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Adjust the ignition timing and tighten the hold-down nut to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
  16.  

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New distributor housing O-ring and lubricate with clean oil
     
    Distributor in the engine, matchmarks aligned
     
    Hold-down nut
     
    Distributor harness connectors
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Coil wire, if removed
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Adjust the ignition timing and tighten the hold-down nut to 96 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  4.  

Timing Not Disturbed
  1. Install a new distributor housing O-ring and lubricate with clean oil.
  2.  
  3. Install the distributor in the engine so the rotor is aligned with the matchmark on the housing and the housing is aligned with the matchmark on the engine. Be sure the distributor is fully seated and the distributor shaft is fully engaged.
  4.  
  5. Install the hold-down nut.
  6.  
  7. Connect the distributor harness connectors.
  8.  
  9. Install the distributor cap.
  10.  
  11. If removed, attached the coil wire.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Adjust the ignition timing and tighten the hold-down nut to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
  16.  

  1. Install a new distributor housing O-ring and lubricate with clean oil.
  2.  
  3. Position the engine so the No. 1 piston is at TDC of its compression stroke and the mark on the vibration damper is aligned with 0 on the timing indicator.
  4.  
  5. Align the distributor housing and gear mating marks. Install the distributor in the engine so the slot or groove of the distributor's installation flange aligns with the distributor installation stud in the engine block. Be sure the distributor is fully seated. Inspect alignment of the distributor rotor making sure the rotor is aligned with the position of the No. 1 ignition wire in the distributor cap.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Hold-down nut
     
    Distributor harness connectors
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  8.  
  9. Adjust the ignition timing and tighten the hold-down nut to 96 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  10.  

Removal



Before removing the distributor, position No. 1 cylinder at Top Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke and align the timing marks.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the ignition wire cover, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Detach the distributor harness connector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the distributor cap with all ignition wires still connected. Remove the coil wire, if necessary.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the rotor to the distributor housing and the distributor housing to the engine.
  10.  
  11. Remove the hold-down nut.
  12.  
  13. Carefully remove the distributor from the engine.
  14.  



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Fig. Adjusting the distributor-1.5L Mirage shown



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Fig. Checking the ignition timing-1.5L Mirage shown

Before removing the distributor, position No. 1 cylinder at TDC on the compression stroke and align the timing marks.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Ignition wire cover, if equipped
     
    Distributor harness connector
     
    Distributor cap with all ignition wires still connected
     
    Coil wire, if necessary
     

  2.  
  3. Matchmark the rotor to the distributor housing, and the distributor housing to the engine.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Hold-down nut
     
    Distributor from the engine
     

  6.  

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Detach the connectors from the distributor



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Fig. Remove the bolt holding the wire harness and capacitor, then move the harness and capacitor to the side



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Fig. Remove the distributor hold-down nuts . . .



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Fig. . . . then slide the distributor from the engine

Before removing the distributor, position No. 1 cylinder at Top Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke and align the timing marks.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ignition wire cover, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Detach the distributor harness connector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the distributor cap with all ignition wires still connected. Remove the coil wire, if necessary.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the rotor to the distributor housing and the distributor housing to the engine.
  10.  
  11. Remove the hold-down nut.
  12.  
  13. Carefully remove the distributor from the engine.
  14.  



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Fig. Adjusting the distributor-1.5L engine shown, others similar



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Fig. Checking the ignition timing-1.5L engine, others similar

Timing Disturbed
  1. Install a new distributor housing O-ring and lubricate with clean oil.
  2.  
  3. Position the engine so the No. 1 piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC) of its compression stroke and the mark on the vibration damper is aligned with 0 on the timing indicator.
  4.  
  5. Align the distributor housing and gear mating marks. Install the distributor in the engine so the slot or groove of the distributor's installation flange aligns with the distributor installation stud in the engine block. Be sure the distributor is fully seated. Inspect alignment of the distributor rotor making sure the rotor is aligned with the position of the No. 1 ignition wire in the distributor cap.
  6.  
  7. Install the hold-down nut.
  8.  
  9. Attach the distributor harness connectors.
  10.  
  11. Install the distributor cap.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Adjust the ignition timing and tighten the hold-down nut to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
  16.  

Timing Not Disturbed
  1. Install a new distributor housing O-ring and lubricate with clean oil.
  2.  
  3. Install the distributor in the engine so the rotor is aligned with the matchmark on the housing and the housing is aligned with the matchmark on the engine. Be sure the distributor is fully seated and the distributor shaft is fully engaged.
  4.  
  5. Install the hold-down nut.
  6.  
  7. Attach the distributor harness connectors.
  8.  
  9. Install the distributor cap.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Adjust the ignition timing and tighten the hold-down nut to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
  14.  

 
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