Replacement of all six port seals with much tighter, durable square shoulder seals. Send in your part first, or use the expedited core exchange option with a $100 core deposit. (No surcharge for the core exchange itself.)
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The distributor p/n 1298000022 fails mostly in early model year R129s at this point, and typically after the front lock cylinders 1298001672 have been replaced. Leaks will show most likely by drips from the rearview mirror area, or by fluid running down the hydraulic lines towards the front lock cylinders, making it appear as if the front lock cylinders were leaking.
To remove the original distributor, you will need to remove the dome light assembly.
First, remove the rear view mirror. The mirror is held in place only by a strong spring - push forward on the mirror (simulating someone hitting it in an accident), and it will pop off. Next, remove three bolts on the mirror’s bracket. To remove the dome light assembly, you must also find the Phillips screws behind the map lights. The map lights swivel out: push on one side.
Note: push screwdriver firmly into Phillips screws, or the screw heads may strip.