Distributor woes

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 22:24:17 EDT 2004

I tried using the screwdriver, wouldn't work, pushed too hard, bent
the top clip so that it won't even hold the cap any longer.

Any idea if that clip is replaceable, or am I looking at a new
distributor assembly, looks like I might have made a $300 mistake?!?


On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 22:17:11 -0400, Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net> wrote:
> Taka:
> I find that if I remove the ISV, I can reach around the back of the head to
> get at the lower clip on the distributor.
> For the upper one, I use a long narrow screwdriver from the passenger side
> of the car to push the clip over the cap.
> - Peter
> At 08:37 PM 9/14/2004, you wrote:
> >Stupid me, I tried to replace the distributor cap and rotor by myself
> >on the 200, found out that I could not get the cap back on.
> >
> >How the heck do you do this without pulling the intake manifold?
> >
> >Long story short, now I have a bent spring clip on the distributor,
> >distributor cap won't stay on (because I couldn't get the top clip
> >back on the cap) and I have a dead car- have to flatbed to my mechanic
> >to get this fixed.
> >
> >I also found that I had the wide rotor in the car, the replacement
> >rotor is the correct narrow tipped one.
> >
> >Taka
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