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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Distributor Replacement NO TIMING N

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015
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Alright Gentlemen, Here's how to replace *MOST* of your distributor,

I did this with my truck today, and now it runs LIKE a charm!

With only a phillips and a flathead (optional) screwdriver.

No wrenches,
No need to worry about timing, or meshing gears, or anything like that
No spark plug removal
No need to move the engine to top dead center even.



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What you will need is a distributor cap, and rotor (scrap or new)

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Lets Begin...

First, Make note of the orientation of your distributor cap. There should be a plastic bump on the top of the cap near the spark wire for cyl 1

then, unplug all the spark plug wires and the wire to the coil. Don't unplug the wires from the distributor cap just yet. keep them where they are.

Then, remove the distributor cap, and look to the rotor. Make a mark with a sharpie pen on the white plastic part of the rotor, which indicates where the contact wiper is.

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Created By: kam

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kam avatar
kam   +1y
Good so far? Great. Now with a flathead screwdriver, or a good set of fingers. Pull the wiper off.


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Remember to pair the distributor cap with the correct wiper. It may work if unpaired, but... that might not be intelligent.

Anyway. Now that its all disassembled as it needs to be (NEVER even go CLOSE to the bolts that hold the rotor in place. All the rotor is, is a bearing, a shaft, and a gear. that should never break.)

Your distributor rotor should look like this::

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Check the O ring and replace if necessary.

Now, with regards to where the sharpie mark is, push the new contact wiper on your old distributor rotor.


and here comes the complex part. (well... semi complex)

Take the new distributor cap, and compare it to the removed one. Make sure all contacts are nice and clean, and then orient it properly.

Then, make sure the spark plug wires on the New distributor are oriented correctly. I recommend new wires here. Just do it.

and, with everything lined up, screw the new distributor cap in place.


If all goes well, your engine should fire right up, and you will be on your way.



Easy huh?

Easier than changing the %$@#@(*! Air filter
sincitylocal avatar
sincitylocal   +1y
What the hell "MOST" of your distributor were you talking about?!
That's just a cap and rotor replacement.
chaserjohndoe avatar
chaserjohndoe   +1y
I must agree. Did forget some steps?
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