Nissan Car 350Z & Maxima 1999-06

Distributor

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Installation



1.6L, 2.0L And 2.4L Engines
Engine Disturbed
  1. Install the a new distributor housing O-ring
  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.

    Distributor in the engine so the rotor is aligned with the position of the No. 1 ignition wire on the distributor cap. Be sure the distributor is fully seated and that the distributor shaft is fully engaged.
     
    Snug the hold-down bolt
     
    Distributor pick-up lead wires
     
    Distributor cap and tighten the screws. Install the splash shield, if equipped.
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Negative battery cable.
     

  4.  
  5. After the ignition timing has been adjusted, tighten the hold-down bolt(s) as follows:

    GA16DE and VG30E engines: 80-104 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm)
     
    SR20DE and KA24DE (Altima) engines: 108-144 inch lbs. (13-16 Nm)
     
    KA24DE (240SX) engine: 34-39 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm)
     

  6.  

Engine Not Disturbed
  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the distributor is fully seated and the distributor gear is fully engaged.



    New distributor housing O-ring
     
    Distributor so the rotor is aligned with the matchmark on the housing and the housing is aligned with the matchmark on the engine.
     



    Snug the hold-down bolt
     
    Distributor pick-up lead wires
     
    Distributor cap and tighten the screws
     
    Splash shield
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. After the ignition timing has been adjusted, tighten the hold-down bolt(s) as follows:

    GA16DE and VG30E engines: 80-104 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm)
     
    SR20DE and KA24DE (Altima) engines: 108-144 inch lbs. (13-16 Nm)
     
    KA24DE (240SX) engine: 34-39 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm)
     

  4.  

Removal



The Nissan 3.0L engines are equipped with a Distributorless Ignition System (DIS).

1.6L, 2.0L And 2.4L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) with the No. 1 piston on compression stroke.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not disturb the camshaft or crankshaft position after the distributor is removed from the engine. If any of these components are moved, TDC on cylinder No. 1 will have to be found again before reinstalling the distributor.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Distributor spark plug wires from the distributor cap
     
    Distributor cap. Scribe a mark on the engine block to show the rotor and distributor position prior to removal.
     
    Wiring connections to the distributor
     
    Bolt(s) holding distributor to engine
     
    Distributor by pulling it upward from the cylinder block
     

  6.  

Removal & Installation



The Nissan 2.5L, 3.0L and 3.5L engines are equipped with a Distributorless Ignition System (DIS).

1.8L, 2.0L And 2.4L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) with the No. 1 piston on compression stroke.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Distributor spark plug wires from the distributor cap
     
    Distributor cap. Scribe a mark on the engine block to show the rotor and distributor position prior to removal.
     
    Wiring connections to the distributor
     
    Bolt(s) holding distributor to engine
     
    Distributor by pulling it upward from the cylinder block
     

  6.  


NOTE
Do not disturb the camshaft or crankshaft position after the distributor is removed from the engine. If any of these components are moved, TDC on cylinder No. 1 will have to be found again before reinstalling the distributor.

Engine Disturbed
  1. Install the a new distributor housing O-ring
  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 with0

    Distributor in the engine so the rotor is aligned with the position of the No. 1 ignition wire on the distributor cap. Be sure the distributor is fully seated and that the distributor shaft is fully engaged.
     
    Snug the hold-down bolt
     
    Distributor pick-up lead wires
     
    Distributor cap and tighten the screws. Install the splash shield, if equipped.
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Negative battery cable.
     

  4.  
  5. After the ignition timing has been adjusted, tighten the hold-down bolt(s) as follows:

    1.8L engines: 80-104 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm)
     
    2.0L and 2.4L engines: 108-144 inch lbs. (13-16 Nm)
     

  6.  

Engine Not Disturbed
  1. Install or connect the following:

    New distributor housing O-ring
     
    Distributor so the rotor is aligned with the matchmark on the housing and the housing is aligned with the matchmark on the engine
     

  2.  


NOTE
Be sure the distributor is fully seated and the distributor gear is fully engaged.



Snug the hold-down bolt
 
Distributor pick-up lead wires
 
Distributor cap and tighten the screws
 
Splash shield
 
Spark plug wires
 
Negative battery cable
 

  1. After the ignition timing has been adjusted, tighten the hold-down bolt(s) as follows:

    1.8L engines: 80-104 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm)
     
    2.0L and 2.4L engines: 108-144 inch lbs. (13-16 Nm)
     

  2.  

 
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