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Kenzy
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8/26/2009
09:19:29

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I broke one of the bolts holding down the distributor cap so I need to repair/replace the distributor. How hard is it to get out, it looks pretty tight in there, is there enough room to pull it with the engine in the truck?

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92dakotabasta
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8/27/2009
18:20:53

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I am assuming your distributor is at the rear of the engine...??
Alot of grease tends to hide back there, so if you have a chance
to blast it with light degreaser before distributor removal, you
have less chance of gunk falling into your motor.
remove the cap and wires from the distributor (and please note
the direction of ignition rotor, and scribe a mark on the
distributor base with the engine block....you wanna re-install
the distributor the way it came out) There is a U shape hold
down clamp for the distributor....you will need a 1/2" or 9/16
flex socket to remove the ONE bolt, the hold down clamp may
need a little nudge to remove. Disconnect the electrical
connector and your distributor is ready to pop out, it may need
a good tug to remove, just be smart as to the way you yank!!




a hemm
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8/27/2009
21:09:32

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"I am assuming your distributor is at the rear of the engine"

name me a mopar motor that isn't or doesn't ?



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8/27/2009
21:11:18

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ow an that is a trivia question



ftheabus
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8/28/2009
08:47:43

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The Slant 6.



Kenzy
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8/28/2009
10:08:33

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Thanks 92dakotabasta, when I was looking at it, it looked awfully tight to lift out.

I should have mentioned in my original post that it was for a 2000 3.9l Dakota.

I'm used to working on older full sized chevys that have enough room for a 3 ring circus under the hood.

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8/28/2009
10:45:37

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ftheabus Thumbs up
and they were damn good motors

Can you remember the super6 ?
Might have been called another name



daddio
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8/28/2009
11:16:59

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ftheabus
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8/28/2009
08:47:43
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The Slant 6.

Don't forget about the "B" series 350-361-383-400 and the "RB" series 383-413-426-440. All front mounted distributors.





well
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8/28/2009
11:38:32

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and we can Ad the old wedge

http://musclecars.howstuffworks.com/classic-muscle-cars/1962-dodge-dart-413.htm



adrian
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6/04/2019
15:23:14

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how can you test test the distributer after
remving it from the engine and how to chech the a
disistributer used not new to see if it works?



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