Question about 2002 Kia Optima
Changed the timing belt and cant find anything that tells me what TDC is or how to set the timing.
TDC stands for Top Dead Center, however it is only to set the cylinder number ! at TDC, if yu know where the timing marks are align the crank pulley mark to the "0" of the timing mark, usually this can be achieved by setting the crank shaft doel pin to twelve 0 clock position.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
Top Dead Center (TDC) . There is a mark on the timing cover just above the crankshaft which has TDC and the degrees BTDC (before top dead center). But you want yours to be TDC. remove sparkplug # 1. using a screw driver or some other long shaft insert it into the spark plug hole.Not all the way just a little. Turn the motor manually on nutreal until the cylinder is at the top. The screwdriver will serve to know when it is the top. Because you can feel the cylinder at the top.Before turning the distributor rotor, mark where the Number 1 wire is at on the distributer. Now remove the distributor cap and turn the rotor to the number one position wire where you marked it before. replace the distributer cap, then replace the spark plug and you are timed. You may have to adjust the distributer by turning it a tiny bit at a time in either direction.tighten the bolt holding the distributer .and your done.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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