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Installing distributor in 97 jeep 4.0

I know that the computer controls the timing on this engine and i haveheard before that turning the distributor will not have any effect on thetiming.I have installed the dist at tdc all plugs are correct and thejeep runs very well just curious as to why when I turn the dist. Theengine will die or bog out. I thought that the comp controlled this.Does the position of the dist matter?

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It does matter. The advance unit is affected by the position of the distributer.In engines with no distributer (visible) is totally run by the PCU.

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Fig. 1: The firing order can usually be found cast onto the intake manifold

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See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 2: Positioning the oil pump shaft for distributor installation-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 3: Positioning the distributor rotor and shaft for installation-1987-90 2.5L engine


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Fig. 4: Rotor position with the distributor properly installed-1987-90 2.5L engine




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