Toyota Celica 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Parts Replacement

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DISTRIBUTOR



Removal & Installation

CAUTION
To avoid air bag deployment, work must be started after approximately 20 seconds or longer from the time the ignition switch is turned to the lock position and the negative (-) battery cable is disconnected from the battery.

  1. Turn the crankshaft to align the timing mark on TDC and the distributor rotor facing No. 1 spark plug wire.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intercooler on the 3S-GTE engine for clearance. Disconnect the air temperature sensor, cruise control actuator cable and air cleaner hose, if more clearance is necessary.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the IIA connectors or ESA connectors.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the spark plug wires.
  10.  
  11. Remove the distributor hold-down bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the distributor assembly.
  14.  

To install:

  1. If not already aligned, turn the crankshaft to align the timing mark on TDC on the compression stroke.
  2.  
  3. Apply a light coat of engine oil to the O-ring.
  4.  
  5. Align the cutout of the coupling with the line of the housing, or the protrusions on the housing with the spiral gear.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1 Installing the distributor3S-FE engine shown



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Fig. Fig. 2 Installing the distributor2S-E engine shown



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Fig. Fig. 3 Installing the distributor4A-FE engine shown

  1. Insert the distributor, aligning the center of the flange with that of the bolt hole on the cylinder head.
  2.  
  3. Lightly tighten the hold-down bolts.
  4.  
  5. Connect the wiring connectors.
  6.  
  7. Connect the plug wires.
  8.  
  9. Reconnect the battery cable.
  10.  
  11. Adjust the ignition timing.
  12.  

IGNITION COIL



Removal & Installation

CAUTION
To avoid air bag deployment, work must be started after approximately 20 seconds or longer from the time the ignition switch is turned to the lock position and the negative (-) battery cable is disconnected from the battery.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the distributor cap, packing and rotor, if the coil is internally mounted.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ignition coil dust cover and dust proof packing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the nuts and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the coil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screws and remove the ignition coil.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the coil and replace the retaining screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the wires to coil.
  4.  
  5. Install the coil dust cover and packing.
  6.  
  7. Install the rotor, packing and distributor cap.
  8.  
  9. Reconnect the negative battery terminal.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 4 Removing the ignition coil4A-FE engine

IGNITER



Removal & Installation

CAUTION
To avoid air bag deployment, work must be started after approximately 20 seconds or longer from the time the ignition switch is turned to the lock position and the negative (-) battery cable is disconnected from the battery.

5S-FE ENGINE
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector of the igniter, which is located above the power brake booster.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws securing the igniter and remove the igniter.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Reconnect the negative battery terminal and test drive the vehicle.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 5 Igniter location, above power brake booster5S-FE engine shown

 
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