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Disconnect 4 wire connector on distrbuter 88 caddy runs ! reconnect and won't run any ideas

Disconnect 4 prong plug on distributor eng . runs ! reconnect and eng. fires, then stalls ,fires stalls, unplug eng stays running ?

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SOURCE: changed plugs and wires will not run correctly.

double check , crossing is easy if you cannot see the routing planely . Did you have the cap off , if so is it sitting propperly, down all the way , if it is slightly ascue it will run funny .

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: engine stalls out

whats ur timing try 4 degrees btdc.if that doesnt help try unhookin ur battery for a couple of minutes

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: stalls will not stay running after wormming up

Throttle position senser might be going bad. I had in the same problem in my truck. It wouldn't stay running unless I had my foot on the gas and as soon as I let off, it would die. Try it. The sensers are relatively cheap at Auto Zone or somewhere similar. Around 30 bucks.

Posted on May 02, 2009

SOURCE: My 1986 Nissan 300zx non-turbo was running fine,

It sounds like the number 2 injector is hung open.

It will dump fuel and cause all sorts off issues with the ECU.

You should ohm that injector and compare it with the others to see if it is wildly different. If so, change it out and retest.

Posted on Jun 27, 2010

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SOURCE: i was told the reason

Yes, it's an usual fault on older engines with the HEI distributor .
Yes you should buy the specific one for your engine but all the others can be adapted to fit your with a little work.
If i guessed right this should be it
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Cadillac/DeVille/Accel/Distributor/1981/Cabriolet/8_Cyl_6-dot-0L/A3559120.html?tlc=Engine+%26+Drivetrain

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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Here is the procedure for setting the timing:
1991-92 Vehicles

See Figure 2
When adjusting the timing, refer to the instructions on the emission control sticker inside the engine compartment. If the instructions on the label disagree with the procedure listed below, follow the instructions on the label.
  1. Locate the timing marks on the crankshaft pulley and the front of the engine.
  2. Clean off the marks and coat them with white paint or chalk, if necessary, so that they may be seen.
  3. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then shut off the engine.
  4. With the ignition OFF , connect a tachometer to the distributor, and the pickup lead of an inductive timing light to the No. 1 spark plug wire. Connect the timing light power leads according to the manufacturer's instructions.



WARNING Never pierce a secondary ignition wire in order to connect a timing light. A pierced wire may lead to engine misfiring and driveability problems.

  1. Start the engine. With the engine running at normal operating temperature and all accessories OFF, disconnect the EST bypass connector.

An ECM code will be set when the EST bypass connector is disconnected.
  1. Aim the timing light at the timing mark. The line on the balancer or pulley will line up with the timing mark. If a change in timing is necessary, loosen the hold-down clamp bolt at the base of the distributor. While observing the timing mark, rotate the distributor slightly until the line indicates the correct timing. Use the timing specification on the emission control label in the engine compartment. If this label is missing or damaged, refer to the Tune-Up Specifications chart in this Section.
  2. Tighten the distributor hold-down bolt and recheck the ignition timing to make sure the distributor was not moved when the bolt was tightened.
  3. Turn the engine OFF and remove the timing light and tachometer. Reconnect the number 1 spark plug wire, if disconnected.
  4. Connect the EST bypass connector, then check for and clear the ECM code by disconnecting the negative battery cable for at least 30 seconds.

To prevent ECM damage, the key must be in the OFF position when disconnecting or reconnecting battery cables.

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Fig. Fig. 2: EST bypass connector

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Just wondering if you have a breakdown diagram for a 1992 dodge colt 1.5l distributer


I do not have a breakdown diagram for a distributor, but just the firing orders and description of ignition system for the Dodge Colt and related models (based on Chilton manuals) if that's what you're looking for: FIRING ORDERS Fig. 1: 1990 1.8L SOHC Engines Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: clockwise 84182009.gif

Fig. 2: 1.6L DOHC Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless Ignition 84182010.gif

Fig. 3: 2.0L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: clockwise 84182011.gif

Fig. 4: 1.5L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: counterclockwise 84182012.gif

Fig. 5: 1993 1.8L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: counterclockwise 84182013.gif

Fig. 6: 2.4L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Rotation: clockwise 84182014.gif

To avoid confusion, replace spark plug wires one at a time. --- Distributor REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Although the distributor can be removed from the engine no matter which cylinder is about to fire, it is a good idea to have number one cylinder at TDC before distributor removal. 1.5L, 1.8L, 2.4L SOHC Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect and tag the spark plug wires from the distributor cap.
  3. Disconnect the distributor harness connector.
    Fig. 1: Ignition system for the 2.0L engine 84183001.gif

    Fig. 2: Ignition system for the 1.5L engine 84183002.gif

    Fig. 3: Ignition system for the 1992-93 1.8L engine 84183003.gif

    Fig. 4: Ignition system for the 2.4L engine 84183004.gif

  4. Loosen the distributor retaining bolt and remove the distributor from the engine. To install:
  5. Rotate the engine until No. 1 cylinder is at TDC on its compression stroke. NOTE: Be careful not to turn it to the No. 4 cylinder TDC on its compression stroke by mistake.
  6. Align the distributor housing and gear mating marks.
    Fig. 5: Ignition system for the 1990 1.8L engine 84183005.gif

    Fig. 6: Distributor installation for the 1990 1.8L engine 84183006.gif

    Fig. 7: Distributor installation for the 1992-93 1.8L engine 84183007.gif

  7. Install the distributor into the engine, while aligning the fine cut (groove or projection) on the distributor flange with the center of the distributor mounting stud.
  8. Install and tighten the distributor retaining bolt.
  9. Reconnect the distributor harness connector.
    Fig. 8: Distributor installation for the 2.4L engine 84183008.gif

    Fig. 9: Distributor installation for the 1.5L engine 84183009.gif

    Fig. 10: Distributor installation for the 2.0L engine 84183010.gif

  10. Install the distributor cap and spark plug wires.
  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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What is the correct procedure to check and correct the distributor timing.


The distributor is driven directly by the camshaft. The end of the camshaft contains a set of grooves that engage the distributor shaft. These grooves prevent the distributor from being incorrectly installed.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Using masking tape, remove the spark plug wires from the cap and number them for installation as they are removed.
From 1988-onwards, all Honda Civic series models were fuel injected.
  1. Disconnect the vacuum hoses, the primary wire and the high tension wire. If equipped with fuel injection, remove the four prong connector from the crank angle sensor.
  2. Remove the hold-down bolt(s) and pull the distributor from the head.

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Fig. : Distributor mounting-1988-91 vehicles


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Fig. : Distributor mounting -1992-95 vehicles


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Fig. : Pulling the distributor from where it mates to the camshaft at the right side of the valve cover
On CRX with fuel injection, there are three bolts.
  1. Crank the engine until No. 1 piston is at TDC of its compression stroke.
  2. Using a new O-ring, install it on the distributor housing.
  3. On the all models, the distributor drive gear remains engaged when the distributor is removed. To install, align the distributor and turn the shaft until the drive locks and the distributor seats in the cylinder head.
  4. Loosely install the hold-down bolt(s). Tighten the bolt(s) temporarily and replace the cap.
  5. Connect all wires and hoses.
  6. Start the engine and adjust the ignition timing.


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Fig. : Remove the distributor vacuum hoses, being careful not to get them confused. If necessary, label the hoses as performed in spark plug wire removal


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Fig. : Unplugging the four-prong connector from the crank angle sensor. Notice the secure snap-connection and water-resistant O-ring seal around the inner circumference


Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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