Is it easy to replace a distributor cap and the rotor on a 1992 Geo Prizm or should a professional do it?
Yes very easy, Just don't get the plug wires mixed up. Take it one wire at a time. Start with #1 which is listed on the cap. The rotor just pulls off and plugs back on. Twist until it goes into the slot.
as long as you are careful and remember exactly how each wire and rotor position was before you take it apart - it is a no brainer. The rotor has a small wedge/cutout that ahs to sit correctly on the shaft. The wires have to be pushed well into the ditributor - that's it.
The distributor on a 1994 Geo Prizm does not have points. It's got an electronic ignition system. The ignition coil and module are located inside the distributor. If you're doing any testing of the distributor, be sure to replace the spark plug wires first. Defective spark plug wires will instantly burn out the coil and in some cases, the module too.
The Prizm has a timing CHAIN, not belt. The timing chain does not get replaced on a scheduled interval. It should never need to be replaced. The serpentine belt, however, does need to be replaced. Inspect the belt for cracks and glazing, and replace. It is not a difficult DIY job. It is easiest to do it from under the car, after removing the splash pan.
The Blower Motor Resisotr Pack is defective. Replace it. diagnose the blower motor resistor circuit... read up on how... everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and a professional shop manual should be available at the library in the reference section for FREE...make copies of the right pages and fix your vehicle like a PRO! :) good luck Dave :)
Answer 1. The firing order for the 1.6L is 1-3-4-2. 2. Looking from the front of the car the cylinder order is 1-2-3-4 from left to right. Your distributor cap will probably have the numbers on the wire location. If not look at the distributor cap from the driver side. Number 1: Top right Number 3: Top left Number 4: Lower left Number 2: Lower right It is always recommended to replace one plug wire…