Rotor/Dist cap replacement

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Re: Rotor/Dist cap replacement

Postby evtsteward » June 1st, 2014, 4:38 pm

Or bump the starter a little and see if you can catch it in the upright position. You have the right idea on turning the crank pulley. :ugeek:
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Re: Rotor/Dist cap replacement

Postby MinkelR » June 1st, 2014, 4:40 pm

These engines spin CCW so I'd only turn the engine CCW by hand. You should be able to rotate it with normal hand tools. It's either a 17mm or 19mm and it is the only one of that size in that part of the engine.
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Re: Rotor/Dist cap replacement

Postby MinkelR » June 2nd, 2014, 3:18 am

I don't see it in the manual either but here's how I've always done it.
Remove the intake tube and battery. (You can leave them in but taking them out gives much more room).
Remove the distributor cap (but don't remove the wires) by removing the two screws that fasten it.
Plug the wires onto the new distributor cap making sure they are in the correct order you took them off.
Remove the rotor by pulling outwards. Some rotors have a screw that secures them on the shaft/neck of the rotor. Unscrew it if there is one.
Put new rotor on by pressing it on in the same location the old one was on. You can't install it the wrong way. It's pretty much impossible since it's a half circle fitting.
Install new cap. Install battery and tube and voila!
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