pcschulz at comcast.net
Tue Sep 14 22:38:57 EDT 2004
The end of the clip is shaped into a loop, and this loop fits into a slot
around the distributor body. There are four crimps on the distributor body
that hold the clip in place.
I'm looking for a picture to send you...
your mechanic might pull the distributor and then use pliers to bend the
clip back into shape.
At 10:23 PM 9/14/2004, you wrote:
>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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> > 1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
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> > 1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 transplant)
> > 1985 4000s Q....black and peeling CC
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 transplant)
1985 4000s Q....black and peeling CC
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