Toyota Celica, Corolla, ECHO & MR2 1999-05

Distributor

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Installation



Timing Disturbed
  1. On the 2JZ-GE engine, remove the No. 3 timing belt cover.
  2.  
  3. Bring No. 1 cylinder to TDC

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    Fig. Common method of properly positioning the distributor drive mechanism to TDC

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    O-ring
     
    Distributor. Tighten the mounting bolts
     
    Intercooler or the air intake
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    On the 2JZ-GE engine, reinstall the No. 3 timing belt cover
     
    Air flow meter, air hose and the air cleaner cover if removed
     
    Distributor and air flow meter connectors.
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Check the ignition timing
     

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Fig. Common method of properly positioning the distributor drive mechanism to TDC

  1. Bring No. 1 cylinder to TDC
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    O-ring
     
    Distributor. Tighten the mounting bolts
     
    Intercooler or the air intake
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    On the 2JZ-GE engine, reinstall the No. 3 timing belt cover
     
    Air flow meter, air hose and the air cleaner cover if removed
     
    Distributor and air flow meter connectors.
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Check the ignition timing
     

  4.  

Timing Not Disturbed
  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the mark on the engine aligns with the mark on the distributor made during removal. Also be sure the rotor is in the same position as removal



    O-ring
     
    Distributor. Tighten the mounting bolts
     



    Intercooler or the air intake
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Air flow meter, air hose and the air cleaner cover
     
    Distributor and air flow meter connectors
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Check the ignition timing.
     

  2.  

Removal



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The marks on the distributor drive gear and distributor housing should be aligned. If the marks are not aligned, mark the distributor housing and rotor position.



    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
     
    Electrical connector from the air flow meter. Disconnect the air cleaner hose from the throttle body and remove the air cleaner cover, air flow meter and air duct as one unit.
     
    Air intake and intercooler to provide clearance. Disconnect the air temperature sensor, cruise control actuator cable, and the air cleaner hose, if more clearance is necessary.
     
    Spark plug wires from the distributor cap.
     
    Distributor connector.
     
    Distributor mounting bolt
     
    O-ring from the distributor housing
     

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