How do you change the distributor on a 1989 Caravan with a 3L engine?
If oil is leaking inside a distributor on a 1989 toyoto cressida do you need to change the distributor?
The easy way is to replace the entire distributor with a remanufactured unit. The hard way is to mark position of distributor rotor, remove the distributor from engine,reome cap & rotor, remove drive gear from the bottom of distributor , slide shaft up & out, remove pick up.reverse steps & reset ignition timing. IMPORTANT TO MARK LOCATION OF ROTOR BEFORE REMOVAL
The distributor is at the back of the engine . I was looking at a picture of the Ford 2.9 L , but all I could see was the spark plug wires on each side of the engine leading to the distributor because it looked like the upper portion of the intake manifold extended over top of the distributor. (Helpfull)
This depends on whether the engine is equipped with a distributor or with EDIS (Electronic Distributorless Ignition System). If EDIS, there is essentially no adjustment. If distributor, you remove the engine cover inside the vehicle and loosen/turn the distributor like any other. Get an aftermarket manual such as Chilton or Haynes for detail of procedure.