pop the 2 clips on the side of the distributor cap, unplug the sensor on the right side. Pull the top straight off. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the rotor off. there is a retaining clip towards the bottom of the shaft that can be removed once you take out the bolt holding it in. from there.....i have no idea yet.
The 3.8 liter V6 engine has a distributor cap and rotor in a 1997 Ford Thunderbird
It is inside the distributor, under the cap and rotor.It is inside the distributor, under the cap and rotor.
Remove wires from old distributor and put on new one [one at a time, noting locations on distributor, or marking wires and locations]. Remove rotor [noting direction it is pointing] and replace with new one pointing in same direction].
Cap and rotor, yes. Points, no.
That is the only electrical device that is in the distributor. Remove the distributor cap and rotor and you will see it.
Take the distributor cap off and turn the engine. If the rotor turns it's not "stuck".
It is in the distributor under the rotor button and it is the only electrical device that you will see in there.
The airbag light, on your 1997 Jetta, can be reset by removing the fuse. Keep the fuse out for 10 seconds. Replace the fuse back to its original position.
If you remove the distributor cap and rotor then you will see the cam sensor bolted on the distributor and it will have an electrical connector pluged into it.
a 1997 Jetta gt has struts.
It is the only electrical part that's in the distributor. Remove the cap and rotor and you will see it.
That would be the pick up plate in the distributor under the rotor and cap.
Its a Power Surge When you attach the new battery.
You might check the distributor cap - my 1997 Jetta would run very rough until I got into 2nd gear when the weather was damp or wet. I checked the distributor and not only was one of the connections loose, there was a crack in the cap. After I replaced that...it was perfect in any weather.
The distributor is set to 0 deg. Align the rotor to the line in the pickup plate in the distributor when the crank is at tdc. The dist. is then fine tuned with a scan tool.
1 - 3 - 7 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 8 The distributor rotor turns COUNTERCLOCKWISE The marked # 1 position on the distributor cap faces to the REAR and slightly towards the drivers side
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yes it is
SORRY, But it don't have a timing belt. It has timing chain and gears.
Loosen the two screws that hold the distributor cap down. Lift cap off, pull rotor off. Then lift out pick-up plate. Reverse to install.Loosen the two screws that hold the distributor cap down. Lift cap off, pull rotor off. Then lift out pick-up plate. Reverse to install.
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Remove the distributor cap and rotor. It is the only electronic device that you will see. The cam sensor.
Here is a photo of the ignition coil. It is in the engine compartment against the fire wall. if you find the distributor with 4 wires going to the spark plugs, follow the distributor center wire which plugs into the ignition coil. A new coil is about $150. Good Luck. Sorry, the photo didn't work. Search at "http://www.gprparts.com/OEMParts/vw.asp" for a 1997 Jetta igition coil to see the photo
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