12-05-10, 02:19 PM
Hello Everyone, I tried a search but had no luck. I have an '86 Cimarron with the 2.8L V6. Everything has been running awesome but the other day I was driving home and all of a sudden the check engine light came on and it died instantly. I got it to a Sullivan Tire so they could diag the CEL. They came out and said the Distributor is junk. I guess the seal is bad so oil got up and ruined the module, etc. I went next door to a AutoZone and picked up and distributor for $140. I figured I can just do it myself, because Sullivan Tire wanted $600!! I've been in the automotive field for a long time so it shouldnt be a problem. So I mark all the wires to the cap and remove the cap and rotor. then I unclipped the 2 electrical connectors going to the module.....ok....looking for a bolt with a tab to loosen an remove the distributor....???? There isnt one....how the heck does it come out? I tried moving it but its in there solid? Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong or what to look for? I have it all apart and its my only car and I have to work tomorrow morning. Any help will be awesome!!!! Thanks!!