Question about 1985 Ford Ranger
I went an found top dead center for my #1 cylinder and my distributer and rotor was off by half a turn. So like a dummy i pulled my distributer out to turn it to where my rotor would be lined up with #1 cylinder. But now I cant get it back in because when I pulled out the distributer the square bar that goes into the bottom of the distributer didn't come out with it. I tried using a strong magnet to get the square rd out ,but with no luck. Does anyone know of a solution that can help me get it all back together. thanks for any help.
The distributor may have been in the correct position to begin with, if you were on the exhaust stroke of #1 at TDC.
A square bar...can't imagine that. When you pull a distributor out, nothing is supposed to come out with it except the shaft with the turning gear, or the slotted end of shaft. Does yours have the shaft with the bar that fits into a slot down in the dizzy hole?
I can explain how to find the compression stroke of #1, if that's what you need, but post back, and we'll see if we're on the same page, so to speak.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to turn the engine over to find Top dead center,
Then remove the cap and see if the rotor is pointing to #1,Then verify the wires have started in that position and are rotating in the right direction.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
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