What is the best way to get at the Distributor, Spark Plugs, and Ignition Wires?


Asked by Jul 15, 2011 at 01:29 PM about the 1993 Chevrolet Chevy Van 3 Dr G30 Cargo Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was looking to tune up my 1993 G30 Cargo Van by replacing the distrubtor, plugs and wires, do an oil change, etc etc as I just bought it used.  What is the best way to get at the Distributor, Spark Plugs, and Ignition Wires?  Please keep in mind that I do not have a hoist, but I do have access to electrical and part location diagrams.  I am familiar with where these pieces are and how to replace them (if I can get at them), but I am unable to reach them from the front of the engine/vehcile.  Any ideas?  Should I jack up the van, put it on stands and come at it from underneath to get the back 4 plugs and wires? (5 & 7, 6 & 8).. Any tips for doing this in the yard would be greatly appreciated.

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LOL the acces is by the inside of the van..remove the center console..(one clip each side or maybe two 13mm bolts ) everything can be done by the interior..distributor is at the back of the engine ;)..firring order=1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 ;)

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be gentle with the distributor cap screws..they are very easy to broke ;)..

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