distributor oil leak on 1990 Ford Taurus

I have an oil leak at the base of the distributor, I think it's an o-ring. What is the process to remove this distributor and fix the leak then replace the distributor

by in Spokane, WA on April 16, 2011
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2 answers
ANSWER by , April 16, 2011
There is a seal (O ring) at the bottom of the distributor but if the distributor is not removed and replaced correctly the car will not start. Remove the distributor cap mark the exact position of the rotor to the distributor body and mark the distributor's position to the engine block. On re installation the gear will rotate so you must make sure the marks line up exactly! Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. and get an online repair manual subscription. There is a company that independent auto repair shops buy their information from that the same information inexpensively to do it yourselfers. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
ANSWER by , April 16, 2011
Sounds like you're on the right track. I would suggest maybe getting an ALLDATA or Mitchell One subscription. Very inexpensive for what you get. Referencing ALLDATA, there is an exploded view of the distributor that may be helpful to you. http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online Good luck!