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Re: replaced distributor shaft,now wont star
Hi u will need help from someone .
pull no 1 spark plug out
hold your finger over the hole get the other person to click the ignition to start little fast clicks till u hear and fell air coming out past your finger then stop
get a long screw driver and put it down the spark plug hole and turn the engine over by hand till the piston is all the way up it pays u to check timing marks to make sure your are right
that no 1 on tdc drop in dizzy point rotor to no 1 lead on cap and your done hope u get
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place the timing mark on the crank pulley at the correct ignition timing mark (10 degrees advanced). Place in the distributor so that the rotor button points to no1 cylinder in the cap. when fitted in properly turn the distributor so that the points are just opening. ( you can get this by turning on the ignition and when you see the points spark or hear a spark click then lock the distributor up at that point . Use a timing light for final set. If it wont start you got it on 180 degrees out then just move the HT wires around 180 degrees. If you have a transistorized ignition then when the point of the cam star is directly opposite the magnet point that is the same as the points.
do you have compression . and did you check to make sure all of your connections are tight grounds and loose wires tight . is the rotor button turn while you turn the motor over . is the timeing belt loose ?
Make shore valve timing is correct compression test all cylinders same new spark plugs set ignition timing check ignition leads and vacuum hoses adjust tappets .make sure crank shaft on TDC cam shaft on number one cylinder valves close and cam pulley on marks belt tide fit distributor firing number one cylinder line up rotor and distributor cup lead to that .
Set the engine to the number one compression,and bring the timing mark to zero on the harmonic balancer.(or just bring the timing on the harmonic to zero). mark to match the plug wires to cap,remove the cap.(if you can remove the cap without removing plug wire) mark the rotor position to the engine using a scribe, mark the rotor to the distributor, mark the distributor to the engine using a scribe,Take the lock down bolt out and pull out distributor. when you reinstall line up all your marking and check timing.
I worked on a '93 Quest last year. Couldn't find out why it wouldn't start. It was the distributor shaft not held onto its rotating gear. The roll pin had come out of the gear on the end of the distributor shaft. When the distributor cap was off, the rotor was turning with the shaft while the engine was cranking. So I thought that was okay. But when I put my finger on the rotor and it stopped turning, that is when I found out the problem. It's a stretch, but maybe the techs missed it. Take the cap off, and if you can spin the rotor either way just by hand, the distributor gear has come loose.
Looks like they really covered a lot. I suppose next they will you to replace the ecu. Good luck.
Insert each ignition wire on proper terminal of distributor cap . Ensure ignition wires are properly seated on the terminals. The No. 1 terminal is identified on distributor cap .
not sure if #1 cylinder is on the front right or front left. Call a dealer.
Before installing distributor , visually inspect distributor . Inspect the O-ring. It should fit tightly and be free of cuts. The drive gear should be free of nicks, cracks and excessive wear. Rotate distributor drive shaft. It should move freely, without binding.
To install distributor correctly, No. 1 piston (6108) must be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke. Remove No. 1 cylinder spark plug (12405) and rotate crankshaft (6303) clockwise until No. 1 piston is on the compression stroke.
With No. 1 piston on compression stroke, align timing pointer with TDC on the crankshaft damper.
Align locating boss on distributor rotor with hole on armature. Fully seat distributor rotor on distributor shaft.
Rotate distributor shaft so blade on distributor rotor is pointing toward mark on distributor base that was previously made in Step 2 of the Removal procedure.
While installing, continue rotating distributor rotor slightly so leading edge of the vane is centered in vane switch stator assembly.
Rotate distributor in engine front cover to align leading edge of vane and vane switch stator assembly. Verify distributor rotor is pointing at No. 1 mark on distributor base.
If vane and vane switch stator cannot be aligned by rotating distributor in engine front cover , remove distributor enough to just disengage distributor gear from camshaft gear. Rotate distributor rotor enough to engage distributor gear on another tooth of camshaft gear. Repeat Step 1 if necessary.
Install distributor hold-down clamp and bolt. Tighten bolt, but leave it loose enough to rotate distributor .
Install distributor cap , No. 1 spark plug and ignition wires. Check that ignition wires are securely connected to the distributor cap and spark plugs . Tighten distributor cap hold-down screws to 2.0-2.6 Nm (18-23 lb-in).
Reconnect distributor to engine control sensor wiring .
Set initial engine ignition timing according to procedures found in Section 8A of the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual.
After engine ignition timing is set, tighten distributor hold-down bolt on to 20-30 Nm (15-22 lb-ft).
Recheck initial engine ignition timing. Adjust if necessary.
Its the distributor that needs to be replaced. Its probably the coil alone that bad but the coil is built into the distributor, so you will have to replace as one unit. Make sure when replacing the distributor you set the car in base timing thats the rotor head tointed to cylinder #1 and number on piston on TDC(topdead center)before you remove distributor shaft then repalce in the same position and your problem should be solved. Good Luck