Installation To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts/nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . On A/T models, ensure reference marks on torque converter and flexplate are aligned. Evacuate and charge A/C system.
When you install a distributor, you need to perform a fuel system synchronization, here's how:
FUEL SYSTEM SYNCHRONIZATION Tips Click a link to view tip Tip: Worn Intermediate Shaft NOTE: Fuel system synchronization is controlled by position of the distributor. Rotating of distributor WILL NOT change ignition timing, but will change fuel system synchronization. Fuel system synchronization should be checked any time distributor is removed or rotated. Connect scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC). DLC is located below driver's side of instrument panel, to the left of steering column. See Fig. 1 . 1. Fig. 1: Data Link Connector Location Using scan tool manufacturer's instructions, access SET SYNC display on scan tool. Following scan tool displays, start engine. With engine running, if scan tool displays IN RANGE along with 0 , this indicates correct distributor location. The degree reading displayed on scan tool indicates the fuel synchronization, not ignition timing. 2. If scan tool display is correct, shut engine off. Remove scan tool. If scan tool does not display IN RANGE along with 0 , go to next step. 3. If scan tool displays a plus (+) or minus (-) sign next to the degree number, and/or the degree number displayed is not zero, loosen but DO NOT remove distributor hold-down bolt. 4. Rotate distributor until scan tool displays IN RANGE. Continue to rotate distributor until a reading as close as possible to 0 is obtained. Tighten distributor hold-down bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 N.m). 5. Page 1 of 1 ADJUSTMENTS - 5.2L (R1500) -1997 Dodge Pickup R1500 5/24/2009 If you dont have this tool, take it to a good repair shop and have them do it!
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