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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: ford probe won't start
distributor is placed wrong for timing
take cap off unbolt distributor lift enough to turn rotor place back dont bolt litely just enough to hold distributor down without it poping up on you
place cap back on
now you need manual start and kill switch up in engine compartment turn vehicle over with manual starter switch if runs rough turn distributor till sounds good now time it with radar gun tighten bolts the rest of the way
now for what i described this has a margin of error going 1 to 3 notches to time in either direction from front to back or back to front turning of the distributor rotar
i hope i had made some sense here
or counter clockwise the lifting distributor and turning rotor one tooth to engine crank this is timeing
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
1) #1-4 pass side front to rear #5-8 drivers side front to rear
3)#1 is usually marked on cap wires go ccw
4) TDC #1 cyl you must remove the shorting plug before timing
it is located by the dist plug or the ignition module small gray plug
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
What they mean is that the rotor should point towards the spot on the distributor cap that the #1 spark plug wire attaches to.
So the basic process is this:
It is easiest to do with all your spark plugs out, but at least remove the #1 spark plug. rotate the engine till the #1 piston is fully up on the compression stroke( TDC or top dead center) and verify the timing mark on your crankshaft pulley is where it should be. Then install the distributor with the rotor pointing to where the #1 spark plug wire hooks up to the cap. This will get you close to the final spot, and that will work for you. Just be carefull not to get it off one tooth on the distributor gear, as you might still think it is close, but the distributor will have to be rotated to the extreme adjustment to get the timing close.
Hope you get it back together!
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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SOURCE: S-10 Blazer distributor
IF TIMING DISTURB.REMOVE NUMBER 1 SPARK PLUG.PLACE A FINGER OVER THE SPARK PLUG HOLE ROTATE THE ENGINE IN THE NORMAL DIRECTION OF ROTATION SLOWLY UNTIL COMPRESSION IS FELT.ALIGN THE TIMING MARK ON THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO THE O ON THE ENGINE TIMING INDICATOR BY ROTATING THE ENGINE IN THE SAME DIRECTION SLOWLY.TURN THE DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT OF THE ROTOR UNTIL IT POINTS TO THE NUMBER 1 SPARK PLUG TOWER ON THE CAP.INSTALL THE DISTRIBUTOR DISTRIBUTOR CAP SPARK PLUG WIRING AND CONNECTORS.CHECK THE ENGINE TIMING AND ADJUST AS REQUIRED.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
Have a look at the coil and its supply lead, standard it has a 9v coil and a resistor wire in the harness, this gives trouble ar resistor wire is odd and will not solder or weld and its expansion when hot loosens crimps! If you put 12 volts into a 9v coil it overwhelms (magneticly) the windings and gives a poor spark, also burns the points.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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