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Where is the hold down bolt located on chev 86 s10 distributor

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SOURCE: 1984 Ford Ranger - how to adjust timing using distributor

Under the distributor.

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SOURCE: Where is the O2 sensor circuit (bank 1 sensor 2)

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SOURCE: Trying to locate distributor timing connector to

Look under the dash on the passenger side. It should be near the firewall. Tan wire with a black tracer.

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SOURCE: cant find distributor hold down bolt and what size

should be right under the base of the distributor.the bolt and fork holds the shaft to the engine.

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I dont think that you are installing the proper pump, you should really try using a new or remands water pump for a diesel, as the bolt patterns maybe different.

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of a typical distributor used on Jeep vehicles

Fig. 2: Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires

Fig. 3: Tag and disengage any distributor electrical connections

Fig. 4: Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine to facilitate reinstallation

Fig. 5: Using a distributor wrench, loosen the distributor hold-down bolt

Fig. 6: Remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp

Fig. 7: Remove the distributor from the vehicle

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  2. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires from the distributor cap and coil
  3. Remove the distributor cap retaining hooks or screws and remove the distributor cap.
  4. Note the position of the rotor in relation to the base. Scribe a mark on the base of the distributor and on the engine to facilitate reinstallation.

The distributor must be bright to Top Dead Center (TDC) before removal.
  1. Attach a socket to the crankshaft damper retaining bolt and slowly rotate the engine clockwise until the indicating mark on the crankshaft damper is aligned with the 0 degree mark on the timing chain cover. The distributor rotor should now be aligned to the CYL. NO 1 alignment mark stamped into the camshaft position sensor. If not repeat the process until TDC is achieved.
  2. Disengage the camshaft position sensor connector and remove the rotor.
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