Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Adjustment

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The adjustment service consists of inspection of the distributor cap, rotor, and ignition wires, replacing when necessary. In addition, the reluctor air gap should be check periodically.

  1. The distributor cap is held on by 2 spring clips. Release them with a screwdriver and lift the cap straight up and off, with the wires attached.
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  3. Remove the rotor retaining screw. Pull the rotor head (not the spoked reluctor) straight up to remove it.
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  5. Rotate the engine until a reluctor spoke is aligned with the stator. Bump the engine around with the starter or turn it with a wrench on the crankshaft pulley bolt for this correct position. Check the reluctor air gap by using a non-magnetic feeler gauge.
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See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of IC ignition type distributor



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of crank angle sensor type distributor



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Fig. Fig. 3: Checking the air gap

  1. Measure the air gap between the reluctor and stator. If not within specifications 0.012-0.020 in. (0.30-0.50mm), loosen stator retaining screws and adjust. Always properly center stator and reluctor assembly before tightening after adjustment procedure.
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