Question about 1989 Jeep Wrangler
Wrangler I just bought wont start- timing issues. My chilton manual picture shows I should have 48 pins on my timing chain- I count 64. Did someone put the wrong chain and sprockets in? It started and ran a couple days ago, but it ran like the timing was off a bit, so i tore into the timing cover. I cannot even get it to fire at all, even with ether. I line up my marks on the crankshaft and the camshaft put my distributor in, put #1 on top dead center and it wont start. I have spark in all of my plugs, new cap and rotor/ wires. I am lost and frustrated. My local jeep mechanic basically just says good luck.
When I rebuilt my 89 2.5L I did all of the steps correctly, like you were saying, put #1 cylinder on TDC, and distributor on #1. Cranked the engine, no fire, darn! Turns out I was 180 degrees off on my timing, oops. Easy fix, just rotate the engine and reset the distributor for TDC on #1 again. Good luck!
Posted on Apr 25, 2013
Are you sure you bought the right timing chain and gears? if the chilton says one things and you count differently then you could have bought the wrong set . just something to consider is all
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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