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using a timing light, watch the light on the timing mark and if it is all over the place and not steady on the mark then that indicates a worn shaft and bushes in the distributor
use carbon resistance plug leads that have thick insulation( (not el-cheapo leads ) modern plugs are designed to run carbon leads
run the fault codes as the problem may be in the air /fuel control sensors and not the distributor or crank. cam position sensors
if you can remove the timing cover and try to bring the engine using your hand with a tool by turning the crank shaft with the engine off and battery terminal off,to the timing marks. surely the camshaft and crank shaft sensors do have some marks. if it is diesel engine also the fuel pump has mark too. If you aligned the marks and are in a correct place then you problem is something else,If the marks are not aligned then you timing is wrong and try once more to fit it whilst in a correct place.
Sounds like timing belt not on correctly. Check timing marks are aligned correctly when installing timing belt. This vehicle should have 2-3 marks to be aligned when installing belt.marks should be on cam gear/ crankshaft gear and intermediate shaft if engine is equipped with it.
the timming gear that the belt runs on has a mark (V cut in gear) to rear cover at about 12 o clock and crank pulley has timming mark for top dead centre, both cams have cut outs in rear that a special tool (camshaft stopper 5-8840-2592-0) locks into to hold cams in correct position, but can do without this, if the cam belt gear is off, the keyway should be at 12 o clock. the marks in the camshaft gears (dots) is for assembly of sissor gears to solid gears on camshafts that run together and they should match up only if you had this appart.
you should have timming marks on the front engine block. if you see it you will need a timming light to set it very cheap to buy. if you do not see any timming marks and you have a distributer losen it a little but with the car running. now with the car running turn the distruber left or right until you hear and feel the car idle high. once you feel it idle low go back up until it idle high and keep it there and tighten the distruber back. turn the car off and try starting it back up. it should start right on time with the correct timming and idle. good luck