Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Distributor

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Installation



Timing Disturbed
  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.  

2.4L Engine
  1. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the No. 1 cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Install the distributor so that the distributor shaft engages the oil pump driveshaft.
  4.  
  5. Check that the distributor rotor is aligned, as shown.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor harness connector
     

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

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Distributor rotor alignment with the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC)-2.4L engine

  10.  

  1. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the No. 1 cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Install the distributor so that the distributor shaft engages the oil pump driveshaft.
  4.  
  5. Check that the distributor rotor is aligned, as shown.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor harness connector
     

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

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Distributor rotor alignment with the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC)-2.4L engine

  10.  

  1. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the No. 1 cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Install the distributor so that the distributor shaft engages the oil pump driveshaft.
  4.  
  5. Check that the distributor rotor is aligned, as shown.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor harness connector
     

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

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Distributor rotor alignment with the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC)-2.4L engine

  10.  

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.  

  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.  

  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.  

  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.  

Removal



  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
     

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

  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
     

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

  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
     

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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove 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.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove 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.  

Timing Disturbed
2.4L Engine
  1. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the No. 1 cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Install the distributor so that the distributor shaft engages the oil pump driveshaft.
  4.  
  5. Check that the distributor rotor is aligned, as shown.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor harness connector
     

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


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Distributor rotor alignment with the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC)-2.4L engine


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.
  4.  
  5. Install the distributor and check that the distributor rotor is aligned.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Distributor cap
     
    Distributor harness connector
     

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


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Distributor shaft alignment-3.3L engine



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Distributor rotor alignment-3.3L engine


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.  

 
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