Home Auto Repair How to Replace the Distributor on a 1992 Volvo 740

How to Replace the Distributor on a 1992 Volvo 740


A distributor is part of the ignition system in a car’s engine. The device routes the voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plugs in order to create the correct firing order to start the engine. Due to the constant use the distributor, it can break down in a number of ways, causing the engine to misfire and even not start at all. Replacing the distributor on the 1992 Volvo 740 can be a rather tricky process but with close attention to the proper procedure you should have no problem in carrying out the task.

Tools Used: Tools, Wrench, Screwdriver, Marker pen, Oil

Replace Distributor

Unhook the negative connector from the battery. Locate the distributor by following the spark plug cables, which lead to it. Use the screwdriver to remove the splash cover and gain access to the distributor cap.

Mark out the locations of both ignition wires, using the pen marker; then carefully remove them from the distributor. Remove the retaining screws from the distributor cap, and then remove the cap completely from the distributor. If your distributor cap does not have screws, then you may have to release the hold-down fasteners in order to gain access to the distributor.