Pickup 1997



Removal & Installation

At this time the manufacturer does not provide removal and installation procedures for this component. The following procedure is a guideline and may differ from the vehicle you are servicing.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.

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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  5. Remove the necessary components to gain access to the distributor assembly.
  7. Unfasten the retaining clips (only remove the coil wire if necessary) and lift the distributor cap straight off. It will be easier to install the distributor if the spark plug wiring is left connected to the cap. If the plug wires must be removed from the cap, mark their positions to aid in installation.
  9. Remove the dust cover and mark the position of the rotor relative to the distributor body; then mark the position of the distributor body relative to the engine block.
  11. Detach the harness assembly connector.
  13. Remove the pinch bolt and lift the distributor straight out, away from the engine. The rotor and body are marked so that they can be returned to the position from which they were removed. Do not turn or disturb the engine (unless absolutely necessary) after the distributor assembly has been removed.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the distributor assembly

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    Fig. After the distributor assembly has been installed, the rotor should be in this position

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    Fig. Distributor and related components


To install:

Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  3. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.