How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask carguyjosh Your Own Question
carguyjosh, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 2172
Experience:  16 yrs. in professional shop,,ASE auto technician,service on all makes and models
Type Your Car Question Here...
carguyjosh is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Eclipse: hoses..bolt..distributor i can feel cant get wrench on it

Resolved Question:

2003 3.0 eclipse replacing o ring on all cooling hoses can't remove 12mm bolt holding themostat housing to head. theres 4 all together the one behind distributor i can feel cant get wrench on it. what my options?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  carguyjosh replied 7 years ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer.

If you're unable to access the bolt behind the distributor, the distributor must be removed.

The distributor removal is not all that difficult.
What you want to do is remove the distributor cap and mark the position of the distributor rotor by putting a mark on the distributor housing, and also mark the position of the distributor body to the engine.

Now upon reinstallation, you have your reference marks to go by. Be sure that when you reinstall the distributor the XXXXX XXXXXnes directly up to the mark on the engine.
Be sure that the mark for the distributor rotor lines directly up to the mark that you have made on the distributor housing.

Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this matter or if I can be of any further assistance.

Thanks, Josh

carguyjosh and 4 other Car Specialists are ready to help you