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Distributors and Distributor Caps

Distributors and distributor caps are components of an ignition system. Most internal combustion engines use these to deliver high voltage sparks into the engine in the correct firing order, which in turn creates combustion.
  == Answer ==     It is either out of time, or you have one or more plug wires hooked to the wrong plug. If you did not move the distributor then you have the wires wrong.
  I have a 1999 cr-v. With the distributor cap off you must slightly give the key a turn in the ignition (not trying to start it) just to turn the rotor a little. When the teeth on the rotor face the front end of the car you should be able to see a phillip's head screw on the back side that...
my original response to your question is below.. but it may be a spark plug, which would cost a lot less than the coil/cap combo. but its a good idea to replace coil/cap/wires every 100k miles.Your Coil/Distributor Cap is going bad, replace it now before it dies and your car wont start. generally if...
car start and drives fine bu when its turned off it wont start until it cools?
  == Answer ==   The control mod is In the distributor, Under the rotor cap.   Very easy to see with the cap off.   hope that helps.
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 clockwise on the cap. Drivers side head front to rear are cylinders 1-3-5-7 The other head front to rear is 2-4-6-8
  == Answer ==   Every part of the computer control and injection system needs to be considered. For example, the fuel pump of an injected system runs at a much higher pressure than a carburated system. You'll need to work that out. You would need to work around the electronics for the...
The firing order is ( 1 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 6 - 5 - 7 - 2 )The distributor rotor turns CLOCKWISEThe marked # 1 position on the distributor cap faces to the FRONTThe engine cylinder / spark plug locations are numbered :firewall8 - 76 - 54 - 32 - 1front
Ok, there is a one bolt that holds in the disributor. it will be conected to a crows foot looking clamp. Take the bolt out and on Fords it more of a pain then just Chevy's. Chevy's just twist out while pulling. Fords are the same . but to put it back in you have to bump the motor until it falls in....
The cap should only be 2 screws. You depress, turn 1/4 then they pop off. The rotor is inside & should be a screw or something in the center attaching to shaft.Make sure you know which terminal is #1 & have firing order before you pull wires.
The # 1 position on the distributor cap for a Ford 460 cubic inch ( 7.5 liter ) faces to theREAR and slightly towards the drivers side
on a lot of gm cars cylinders 1 & 4 fire off the same coil.
counterclockwise ( 1 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 6 - 3 - 7 - 8 )The engine cylinder / spark plug locations are numbered :firewall4 - 83 - 72 - 61 - 5front
There should be 2 screws opposite each other on sides of cap. They latch it onto housing. Just push them down-(they have small springs) & turn 1/4, then they will pop up. Remember which side is the front & if you pull wires, mark #1 terminal & make sure you know firing order. If need be,...
  == Answer ==     it is under the intake on the back side of the motor next to the firewall to see it you will have to remove the coil and the vacuun line that goes to the brake booster then if you look down under the intake you can see it   good luck
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  == Answer ==   Yes, even Toyota screwed up on this one.  There should be 3 8mm headed bolts holding the cap on.  Look at the new one for the placement of them.  One on top and two on the bottom I think.  The coil is in the distributer, much like a Chevy HEI.  Don't...
Start with removing the intake manifold. If it still not found you will have to drop the oil pan. If it made it's way to the bottom of the oil pan it would be harmless, but you will not know.
  == Answer ==     1-6-5-4-3-2-1   start w/ post next to drivers side of intake manifold   == Answer ==     The firing order is 165432. Number one is driver side front to rear 135 and driver side is 246. Rotor in dist. cap rotates clockwise.
Take a picture of the engine and how the spark wires are routed first. (Changing the wires is recommended)You will need a socket wrench with extension and swivel connections, especially for the right side where the manifold is located.Remove the air cleaner assembly from the left hand side to get it...
 == Answer ==   BeCause the COIL makes the SPARK..IF U don't have the CORRECT voltage going 2 the positive side of the coil there will not B any spark. 
  recheck wires to plugs sounds like two are crossed
    == Answer ==       Firing order on the 2.5 L L4 engine is 1-3-4-2 where do you hook up one to
there isn't one. its distributorless.
  == Answer ==   I know that the engine coolant temperature sensor and some of the useless emissions stuff goes to the computer but that is the only thing I can think of.
Left and right are determined by sitting in the car, facing forward. On a Chevy 350, number 1 is on the left or driver's side (in the USA) furthest forward cylinder. And you don't put the plug wire anywhere on the cap. You must bring number 1 cylinder up to top dead center on the compression stroke...
  == Answer ==     If it is a 1999 Suburban with a 350 there are two screws. Remove all your wires first. Take a T15 Torx driver and take them out. The cap should be loose and you can use light pressure and pull straight up. Be sure not to move the distributor shaft relative to the engine...
The 3.8 liter V6 engine has a distributor cap and rotor in a 1997 Ford Thunderbird
1995 and earlier, standing in front with the hood open, looking at the distributor, #1 would be at the 5:30 position. From there clockwise would be 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.
1995 and earlier, standing in front with the hood open, looking at the distributor, number 1 would be at the 5:30 location. Clockwise from there would be 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.
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  i think its about 16thou. I'll know for sure 2moro when i get the bloody thing running right.
  == Answer ==   it is the same as a non fuel injected.
  == Answer ==   1-2-3-4-5-6 w/ clockwise rotation.     See here for an illustration: http://www.autozone.com/images/cds/jpg/small/0900823d801be1b4.jpg
Unscrew the screws holding the cap and lift it up and away from the distributor. Pull the rotor straight up and install the new one.
There is a notch in the distributor housing. It can only go one way.
  == Answer ==   I just changed my plugs yesterday, and this is from memory:   Be sure the engine is cool.     Remove silver engine cover (3 10mm nuts/bolts)     Passenger side:   1)Disconnect wire harnesses (2) that are held to a bracket at the rear side of intake...
First check for loose wires and connections.
  == Answer ==     Look on the distributor cap very carefully. It should be marked. If no go, bring #1 to 0 deg TDC and the rotor will be pointing at it.
Answer . A 1994 Ford Ranger has no distributor cap__it uses Distributorless Ignition__the ignition coils are located on the right side of the engine in plain sight (your left when facing the engine )
    == Answer ==     For your 1988 MERCURY TRACER-IMPORT: 4 Cylinders 097 5 1.6L FI     FIRING ORDER 1-3-4-2     Front of VEHICLE (Cyl. left to right)1,2,3,4     Distrib cap wiring config = Should be listed on top/side/inside of...
  == Answer ==     It depends on the make and model aprox.85.00-350.00 dollars there are also diff. brands. Sherch the net .Hope this helps THE ROD
You must remove the distributor and rotate it back until the rotor is pointing at #1 when you set it back down in the block. It is trickey to do.
 == Answer ==   Sounds like the bearings or bushings in your distributor are worn. With the cap off, check for any wobble or play on the shaft. If so replace the distributor. 
Rotors typically pull off the distributor shaft after you remove the distributor cap. On some (GM), the rotor is held on by a couple screws and the rotor is aligned by matching the round boss to the round hole and the square boss to the square hole.Asking how to remove the distributor leaves me...
Answer   your fuel injection might be plugged up try putting fuil injection cleaner in gas tank ( run it in 2 tanks of gas )and check your spark plugs   Answer   if it won't start back up until it cools down, it's probably the crack sensor that sits in the back of the motor, it may be...
Any '74-'80 Chevy HEI distributor will work. The biggest thing you have to do to add HEI is to run a larger positive lead to the coil. The small gauge wire running to your stock coil isn't large enough to carry the proper amount of voltage for the HEI coil.
Your timing is still off. Turn the distributor....just a very small amount....and try again. Try clockwise and counter clockwise until you get it to start and run. Then get a timing light on it and set the timing where it should be.
Remove intake manifold cover (three 10mm, tow cop nuts one bolt). Drivers side, remove throttle body (four Allen head screws), disconnect associated hoses and wiring connections. Remove coil bolt, disconnect coil wiring connector on 4,5,6 plugs. Remove plug with a magnetized spark plug socket and a...
The cap and rotor are considered wear items and should be replaced. No repair options are practical.
Number one is designated by where ever the spark plug wire from the number one cylinder is placed. Number one cylinder is the first cylinder on the the drivers side at the front of the car.
  == Answer ==     1983 thru 1985, 302ci ford engines firing order is 15426378(except for 302 H/O mustange/capri engine with holly 4180-c 4V carb which is 13726548.) Distributer rotates counter clockwise. #1 wire plugs in at 1 O'clock looking from the front of the car. # 1 cylinder,...
  the Shadow 2.2L is a straight for, meaning that the cylinders go 1-2-3-4 but the distributor cap goes 1-3-4-2, which would be the firing order on the distributor cap... the cap also has the numbers on it right next to where the plug wires attach to, to make it easier to place... also did you...
Answer . 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 Distributor rotates counterclockwise.
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  == Answer ==   bacause you probably got the firi9ng order wrong or you don't have the wire to the condenser on correctly
It could be a vacuum leak, try checking all of the vacuum hoses. It  could also be a dirty and sticking EGR valve.
If your Ford F-150 is a 1996 model or older it has a distributor / distributorcap . 1997 and newer either have the EDIS ignition system ( ElectronicDistributorless Ignition System ) or the C.O.P. ( Coil On Plug ) ignition systemdepending on the engine size and year
Right rear cylinder. The number 1,3 & 5 cylinders are on the right side of engine as seen from pilot seat. Number 2, 4 & 6 cylinders are on the left side with #2 being on the right rear opposite No. 1.
The rotor is not adjustable on 99.9% of distributors. The timing is adjusted by loosening the distributor body and turning it in relation to the rotor and other driven timing/ignition components.
  === My Haynes Manual Sez; ===   the firing order is 1-3-4-2
You test an ignition coil by checking the resistance with an ohm meter. The resistance values should be something like, Primary winding .3 to 1 ohms, Secondary winding 8,000 to 11,500 ohms.
Answer . \nA large number of problems seem to arise when shade-tree mechanics remove ALL of the plug wires, and then attempt to re-install them from scratch on a motor with the crankshaft and/or valve-train in an unknown position. This is often the case, for example, after a rebuild. \n. \nFirst,...
    == Firing order ==       The distributor cap is numbered 1 8 4 3 6 5 7 2 in a clockwise rotation. I believe you are probably asking a different question though.     More than likely what you really want to know is where #1 is at on the cap. This is not as easy as just...
  == Answer ==   follow all the spark plug wires
  == Answer ==   Low pressure hose - larger hose from the A/C compressor
The 304 was a V-8 engine built by AMC and used in some of their vehicles from 1970 to 1981.
That would be the Mitsubishi-designed engine inMitsubishi/Chrysler/Mazda B2600firing order: 1-3-4-2, like all IN-LINE four cylinder engines(flat fours differ in firing order)distributor rotor turns clockwise
  184365721 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 6 - 5 - 7 - 2
  The spark plug firing order on the 4.9 L ( 300 cubic inch ) straight 6 cylinder is :   ( 1 - 5 - 3 - 6 - 2 - 4 ) the distributor rotates CLOCKWISE
  You can look at a diagram for a Chevy V8 here...   http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17192     == Answer ==       We're talking about small-block Chevy engines, and they both have the same firing order. The 350 and 305 CIDs are basically twins...
== Answer If that doesn't get spark try a new ignition module it is located under the rotor with 2 wires toward the fire wall and 1 plug on the front side I just changed mine and it fired right up,that's if you are using an HEI distributor. ==Take your distributor cap off but leave the wires on it....
  == Answer ==     I needed one for a 1991 Dodge Dakota. I ended up at the library where they have a whole slew of Chiltons manuals. I found it. You can get the diagram from there.
  == Answer ==     You don't. It has a D.I.S. ignition system and has no distributor or rotor. There are three coils mounted over spark plugs under coil pack cover (center top of motor) Each coil fires 2 pistons. They are not replaced as a tune up item. They are only replaced if faulty....
  == Answer ==     The firing order for the 2.2L L4 four cylinder engine is: 1-3-4-2.
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  The C Terminal is negative and the B Terminal is positive. For complete info, refer to:   http://datsunzgarage.com/engine/   Best wishes,   John
well here we go,if you have any mechanical knowledge about engines you have to find top dead center of the #1 cylender.on your balancer there will be a timing mark (groove) line it up with the # BAR ON THE TIMING CHAIN COVER.0 degrees. this will be at #1 OR #6. if you have a chiltens manual it will...
  == Answer ==   The only thing I can get from that question is that there is a hairline crack in the cap.
The spark plug gap for a 1989 Ford Econovan is .8 millimeters. It has the same gap in all the years that engine was produced.
If engine turns over but dist. doesn't turn you either have a broken dist. drive hex shaft , broken dist. shaft or holding pin for dist. drive gear on bottom of dist. has sheared off.Pull off dist. cap and try to turn rotor on end of shaft. It should not turn freely.If it does then pull dist. out of...
take off (4 easy screws) the top cover plate (an embellishment that just tidies up t he appearance of the engine) and discard it. Look for the 4 high tension leads in front of you coming out of that square electronic equivalent of a distributor - mark the leads 1,2,3,4 starting top left (11 oclock...
In front of the radiator.
According to my Chilton's Auto Repair Manual :    A 1978 Cadillac , 425 cubic inch V8 engine has a firing order of :    ( 1 - 5 - 6 - 3 - 4 - 2 - 7 - 8 )    The distributor rotor turns CLOCKWISE ( looking from the top )    The engine cylinder locations are numbered :   ...
ASTM A216 WCC is a steel casting (carbon).
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  == hot starts for a car ==   ok i take it your motor has a carberater well i jsut had this same problem in my car 1 you can get an carb spacer to space out from the manifold to the carb 2 way is to get a fan ran off a switch which u can run and allow your motor to cool down alot...