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My distributor was out of vehicle and my buddy turned motor over

How do I position dist and retime motor 2.6 L

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  • blairgreen Jan 01, 2009

    THANKS IT WORKED GERAT

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Hi there... The first thing you want to do is position the # 1 cylinder a top dead center of the compression stroke. You can do this by pulling the #1 plug and manualy truning the engine till you feel air being pushed out of the plug hole. Continue turning the engine till there is no more air being pushed out. don't go to far cause then you'll be on the intake stroke and you'll have to turn the engine the opposite way. After that is done, find out where the rotor position is for #1 on the distributor. (you can do this by looking at the cap and matching it up with the #1 plug wire. Mark the edge of the distributor where the position is and install the distributor. you'll have to move the shaft one way or another.ie clockwise or counter clockwise to get it to align when the gears match up. Once the distributor is installed you can complete everything and set your timing.

Hope this helps you out

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Phil Goncalves Jan 01, 2009

    Your welcome and thanks for posting on Fixya

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