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Mazda 323
Ford F-150

How do i replace ignition parts on a 1988 Mazda?



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I assume you are referring to tune up parts: distributor cap, rotor, igniton leads and spark plugs. The distributor cap is held on with two Philips head screws, the rotor is held on with one Philips head screw. Spark plugs are removed using a standard 13/16" spark plug socket and rachet. Firing order is 1-3-4-2, the distributor shaft rotates towards the front of the car. The distributor cap has #1 cast into the plastic. Timing is 2 degrees before top dead center with the engine warm, idling in neutral or park at 800 RPM and the vacumm hoses disconnected from the distributor's vacuum capsules and hoses plugged. Good Luck Malcolm