Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Distributor. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Combination Wrench Set
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Spark Tester
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- DIY Costs: Est. $1,529.28 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $2,181.74 parts and labor
- Turn the vehicle on and prop the hood up.
- Look for the source that is accountable for chirping/squealing noise.
- Turn the vehicle off. Locate the distributor and take it away.
- Observe the distributor shaft for unnecessary movement.
- Take a new distributor and fix it in place of old distributor. Don’t secure it yet.
- Mount the rotor on the distributor.
- Put the distributor cap back onto the distributor. Ensure that the rotor is directing towards the first cylinder terminal.
- Reattach the spark plug wires in a proper order.
- Clasp a timing light to the spark plug wire of the first cylinder.
- Find the timing mark on the engine block and the harmonic balancer.
- Turn the vehicle on.
- Now, taking timing light directed at the engine timing mark as a guideline and turn the distributor slowly unless it will become in line.
- Once the adjustments have been made, secure the distributor.
- Take a small drive and make sure that everything is properly functioning.