Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Parts Replacement

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BREAKER POINTS



The points should be replaced every 12,000 miles (19,300 km), or if they are badly pitted, worn, or burned. To replace them, proceed as follows:

  1. Disconnect the high tension lead from the coil.
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  3. Unsnap the two distributor cap retaining clips and lift the cap straight up. Leave the leads connected to the cap and position it out of the way.
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  5. Remove the rotor and dust cover by pulling them straight up.
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  7. Unfasten the point lead connector.
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  9. Remove the point retaining clip and unfasten the point hold-down screw(s). It is a good idea to use a magnetic or locking screwdriver to remove the small screws inside the distributor, since they are almost impossible to find once they have been dropped.
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  11. Lift out the point set.
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  13. Install the new point set in the reverse order of removal. Adjust the points as detailed below, after completing installation.
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