It depends on what engine you have. Some don't have distributers. GoodluckJoe
For the 1.8L & 2.0 L OHV Engines (For diagrams e-mail me: LanceRViolator@aol.com) <From a Chilton's> ON Chevrolet V6 models the distributor body is involved in the engine lubrication system. The lubrication circuit to the right bank valve train can be interrupted by misalignment of the distributor body. (Know your firing order to have correct position)
The '87-92 Chevy built 4 cyl 2.0: & V6 2.8L engines do not have a distributor. (They are DIS)
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Tag and disconnect all wires leading from the distributor cap. 3. Remove the air cleaner housing as previously detailed. 4. Remove the distributor cap. 5. Disconnect the AIR pipe-to-exhaust manifold hose at the air management valve. 6. Unscrew the rear engine lift bracket bolt an nut, lift it off the stud and then position the entire assembly out of the way to facilitate better access to the distributor. 7. Mark the position of the distributor, relative to the engine block and then scribe a mark on the distributor body indication the initial position of the rotor. 8. Remove the holddown nut and clamp fro the base of the distributor. Remove the distributor from the engine. The drive gear on the distributor shaft is helical and the shaft will rotate slightly as the distributor is removed. Note and mark the posistion of the rotor at this secod position. Do not crank the engine while the distributor is removed. 9. To install the distributor, rotate the shaft until the rotor aligns with the second mark you made (when the shaft stoped moving). Lubricate the drive gear with clean engine oil and install the distributor into the engine. As the distributor is installed the rotor should move to the first mark that you made. This will ensure proper timing. If the marks do not align properly, remove the didtributor and try again. 10. Install the clamp and holddown nut.
--> You may wish to use a magnet attached to a extention bar to position the clamp on the stud.
11. Installation o fthe remaining components is in the reverse order of removal. Check the ignition timing.
1.8L and 2.0L OHC Engines ( For Diagram e-mail me)
1. Disconnect the battery ground 2. Mark the spark plug wires and remove the wires & coil. 3. Matchmark the position of the rotor, distributor body and cylinder head. 4. Disconnect the wiring from the distributor. 5. Remove the two distributor holddown nuts. 6. Remove the distributor. 7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the holddown nuts to 13 ft. lbs.
how do you remove and replace the distributor cap on a 97 chevy cavalier?. I can not get to it.
Yes, a 1997 Chevy Cavalier does have a distributor cap. The distributor does not have points and a condenser. This part is one electronic unit.
it does not have a distributor , it has coil packs
The cam shaft position sensor is located under the distributor cap. You can replace this easily by undoing the screws holding on the distributor cap, remove and replace the sensor, then just replace the distributor cap.
The 1991 BMW 520 distributor Can be found on the back side of the engine. The distributor Will be on the top of the engine.
it is distributorless no cap to replace has coil packs
there is no distributor on a 98 rav. therefore no cap or rotor. replace the plugs and wires and the tuneup is done
there ain't one eof those u have coil packs and no distributor
There is no distributor cap, only a ciol pack that the plug wires go to
near the distributor cap
No, it has coil packs, there is no distributor.
Replace the screws.
Remove the center console/cupholder. Remove the interior doghouse. Remove distributor cap.
The distributor cap is to the rear of the engine behind the air intake. To replace it, I recommend moving the air intake out of the way.
It doesn't have one, it is distributorless.
# Unplug the distributor connector from wiring harness connector # Loosen the distributor cap retaining screws # Label and disconnect the spark plug cables from the distributor cap # Lift the cap off of the distributor # Note in which direction the distributor spark pick-up is pointing then pull the rotor off of the distributor shaft
What about the timming
To replace the distributor cap on a 1996 Ford Falcon Futura, you first need to remove the screws holding it in place. Then pull the old cap straight off. Replace the new one, in the opposite order of removing the old one.
We need to know which engine it has.
The distributor cap should have the number 1 marked on it. The distributor cap is installed with the # 1 position facing the engine , slightly towards the drivers side of the engine
3.0L it is front passenger side. 3.3L does not have a distributor.
gas cap seal bad , replace gas cap !!
the faulty part is actually located in the distributor so you need to replace the whole distributor