Question about 1997 Acura CL
4 cylinder manual transmission compression is good fuel pressure is good at TDC of the #1 cylinder the rotor is not lined up to the distributor cap.
If you have not removed the distributor, and you are sure you have good compression, it would have to be a broken distributor.
The distributor is driven off the cam.
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
Testimonial: "That is where my diagnostic lead. However the rotor only goes on to the shaft 1 way (keyed) and the shaft engages with the overhead cam only one two ways (keyed for 180 deg change only). So if the cam shaft moved (skipped a few teeth) then it would be impossible to get compression right? I'm checking compression with a compression gauge and 6-8 revolutions on the engine (about 6 seconds holding on the ignition). I have fuel, compression and spark, but the spark is happening at the wrong time. Because of the design of the distributor, there is no way to just rotate the distributor to make up the difference. It died at a stop sign when I was driving it. No sounds. Baffled..."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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