Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Oldsmobile Ciera SL, How to Take Distributor Cap Off?
have a '96 Oldsmobile Ciera SL and the distributor cap is behind
the back bottom of the motor I just wanted to know how do you get
to it from the bottom and jack it up or is there a trick? Pease
help it's killing me.
Well before you
kill yourself trying to get that distributor cap off you should
first know that your vehicle's engine does not have a distributor.
It has a distributor-less ignition system. The black thing at the
rear of the engine that you're looking at is called the coil pack.
Under the coil pack is an ignition module. If you must remove or
replace the coil packs or ignition module, it is best done from
the underside of the vehicle. It is tight work quarters and patience
is a plus.