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How to install a Distributor install on a 1988 Ford ranger 2.3

First bring the engine up to top dead center and compression stroke confirmed on No 1 cylinder. Next remove distributor cap and verify the rotor is pointing toward No 1 cylinder. Next get a paint marker preferably yellow, and mark on the engine block exactly where the rotor is pointing. Next make a mark on the distributor and the block in line so as to make sure the distributor is aligned exactly in the same location it was removed from. Take note of what direction the pointer moved as you lift the distributor, as the rotor will have to be pointed in that same direction when you go to put the distributor back. It should rotate an 1/8th of a turn as you remove it. If another distributor is being put in it's place, then mark the new distributor in the exact same place as the old distributor where you marked it.

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How to set ignition timing

Hi Eric, Vehicles fitted with distributors using points (contact breakers) and condensers, which I believe is the case with your vehicle use a dwell angle setting. Initial setting is carried out with a feeler gauge. After replacing points and condenser, turn the engine until the rubbing block on the points is at the highest point against the distributor cam (at the centre of the distributor). Set the gap at 16 thousands of an inch or 0.45 mm. Inspect the front crankshaft fan belt pulley to identify the timing marks. Paint a white mark onto the pointer (fixed to the timing cover) and rotate the engine by hand until you see the timing scale on the crankshaft pulley. mark with white paint at 10 degrees BTDC and align the pulley to the pointer and set the points in the distributor (by releasing the locking bolt of the distributor body) to be at the exact point when it begins to open. Replace the cap and connect a stroboscopic timing light, start the engine and let it idle at normal idle speed and reset the ignition timing to the same marks painted with white paint. Don't forget to take all safety requirements seriously as you will be working on a running engine. Regards John

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How to time a 94 Nissan Altima

Hi Stvns, If the engine has a distributor align the pulley and pointer (both are on the front of the engine, the timing marks are on the front timing cover and the other on the crankshaft pulley.) paint a dot of white paint onto the pulley and another onto the 8 degree BTDC for ease of viewing. Find and have the correct size spanner (wrench) ready to loosen off the locking bolt of the distributor. Connect a strobe timing light, start the engine and move the distributor until the two white dots align. Tighten up the locking bolt and remove the strobe. If it does not have a distributor the timing is automatically adjusted. If it is out, have the vehicle scanned and you will probably discover that the knock sensor has become defective. The knock sensor is responsible for 'listening for ignition timing knocks and adjusting the timing. Regards John

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Do I need to remve pully on crankshaft, How do Itime engine

No, you don't need to remove the pully.

Here's how you set the timing:

You will need a timing light and a 1/2 inch or 13mm wrench.

1. Take a rag and clean the timing marks on the pulley and the timing cover. If you have any white out type correction fluid, you can also paint the marks white, to make them easier to see.

2. Start the engine and run until it is warm... about 5 minutes (the upper radiator hose will be warm).

3. Shut off the engine and find the timing connector, a grey plastic plug in the wiring harness near the distributor. Unplug the timing connector.

4. Loosen (but do not remove) the nut holding the distributor to the engine.

5. Connect your timing light. The magnetic pickup goes on the number 1 plug wire (number one is the front cylinder in your engine) and the other two leads connect to the battery, red on positive, black on negative.

6. Start the engine and point the timing light at the timing marks on the timing cover. You should be able to see the mark on the pulley as well. Gently rotate the distributor until the timing mark on the pully aligns with the 10 degree BTDC (before top dead center) mark. You might want to scribe a mark on your distributor before you start so that if you accidentally move the distributor too far and the engine dies, you can put it back where it was in order to restart the engine.

Once you have the timing set to 10 deg BTDC, shut the engine off, retighten the distributor nut and reconnect the timing connector.

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1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L... It is running rich. I accidentally turned the distrobutor during recent repairs and cannot get the timing back to normal! Everyone i ask says that there is no timing procedure...

there is a static timing setting from which the ECM advances or retards the spark according to sensor reports and rpms
using a timing light connected to no 1 cylinder set the mark on the pulley to 10 degrees btdc and that will allow the timing to work properly
if there is no scale on the timing cover and a small slot th the pulley flange
do this
remove no 1 plug and get no 1 piston coming up on compression
using a piece of copper wire in the plug hole determine when the piston is at TDC by seeing the wire moves up or down as you move the crank either way
place a white paint line at a convenient place on the cover and on the pulley edge
now move the pulley back ( anticlockwise ) about 3/4 of an inch and put a second mark on the timing cover
That second mark will be close to 10 degrees and will be within the parameters for the ECM to adjust the timing when running
using the timing light again turn the body of the distributor until the pulley mark lines up with the second mark you made and clamp it up at that point

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Replacing the distributor on a 1998 jeep grand cheroke it will not fire acts like its out of time?

take out number one spark plug, (all will make this easier, The front one near the radiator) turn the engine over by using a socket wrench on the crank shaft pulley bolt, clockwise as you face the engine front. With some help, as the number one piston starts to move up, put your finger in the number one plug hole and when air pushes on your finger (This is top dead center) align the crank pulley mark with the "zero" (Number one piston should be all of the way up) If you don't feel air, turn the crank all around once more.
Once this is done, remove the distributor cap and make sure the rotor is pointing at the number one spark plug wire. If not, the distributor is in wrong.

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Car is out of time....cause trying to change the distributor cab, by mistake the crantshaf was moved and now the timing in the chevy is out of line

If you only replaced the distributor cap and did not remove the distributor or loosen the holdown bolt that keeps it from moving, turning the engine won't have any effect on the timing.. Chances are that you put the wires back on the cap in the wrong order or began at the wrong starting point. As long as the distributor has not been removed from the engine, to find #1, turn the crank to 0 and look at the rotor. If it points to the firewall, turn the engine one more time 'till it points to the front. Wherever it points is #1.If you loosened the distributor and turned it, turn the housing 'till the closest wire tower aligns with the rotor, then lock it down
If it is a v8 engine, the order is 18436572 in the direction the rotor turns when cranking or running. You can look up the order for v6 engines in any haynes or chilton manual.
To set the timing without a timing light, start the engine, put the transmission in drive and keep your foot on the brake to keep the vehicle from moving, then apply more some point the engine will begin to rattle (detonate) if the timing is too far advanced. You need to keep turning the distributor and repeating the process till it detonates, then turn the distributor back about 1/4". That should give you a good "ballpark" timing setting 'till you can get someone to do it correctly. (process is called power timing) When finished, tighten the distributor down so it does not change while driving. NOTE: When power timing, allways have room in front of the vehicle so you won't crash into anything, and NEVER permit anyone to stand in front of it.

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Need to know how to install a new distributor and the firing order for a 4 cyl

Firing order is 1342. #1 cylinder is closest to front. (By pulleys)

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
Engine Not Rotated
  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2. Turn the engine over until No. 1 cylinder is at TDC of the compression stroke.
  3. Remove the distributor cap. Remove the wire harness connected to the side of the distributor.
  4. Mark the position of the distributor base in relation to the engine block with white paint or other suitable marking material, for reference when reinstalling the distributor.
  5. Loosen and remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp.
  6. Carefully begin lifting the distributor up and out. Once the shaft is clear of the engine compartment, inspect the shaft for cracks in the O-seal, the condition of the shaft drive gear and any other part which could lead to distributor problems in the future.

To install:
  1. Check to make sure the engine is still at TDC. Inspect distributor shaft hole to make sure it is free of dirt.
  2. Rotate distributor shaft until the painted mark on rotor is pointing toward painted mark on engine block made during removal.
  3. Continue rotating rotor slightly so leading edge of the vane is centered in vane the switch stator assembly.
  4. Dip entire distributor gear in engine assembly lubricant D9AZ-19579-D or equivalent.

If installing a new distributor, ALWAYS add engine assembly lubricant to the engine oil by pouring it through distributor hole onto the camshaft gear. Run engine at idle for at least five minutes before driving.
  1. Rotate distributor in block to align leading edge of vane and vane switch stator assembly. Verify rotor is pointing at No. 1 mark on distributor base.

If vane and vane switch stator cannot be aligned by rotating distributor in cylinder block, remove distributor enough to just disengage distributor gear from camshaft gear. Rotate rotor enough to engage distributor gear on another tooth of the camshaft gear.
  1. Install the distributor retaining bolt and tighten so the distributor can just barely be moved.
  2. Install the distributor cap and, tighten screws to 18-23 inch lbs. (2.0-2.6 Nm).
  3. Reconnect battery cable. Start vehicle, and check timing. If timing needs adjustment, refer to the Ignition Timing section.
  4. After timing has been set, tighten distributor hold-down bolt to 17-2 ft. lbs. (23-34 Nm).

Engine Rotated with Distributor Removed
  1. If the crankshaft was rotated while the distributor was removed, the engine must be brought to TDC on the compression stroke of the No. 1 cylinder.
  2. Remove the No. 1 spark plug. Place a finger over the hole and rotate the crankshaft slowly in the direction of normal rotation until engine compression is felt.
  3. When engine compression is felt at the spark plug hole, indicating that the piston is approaching TDC, continue to turn the crankshaft until the timing mark on the pulley is aligned with the 0 mark on the engine front cover.
  4. Turn the distributor shaft until the ignition rotor is at the No. 1 firing position.
  5. Rotate distributor shaft so the blade on rotor is pointing toward paint mark on distributor base made during removal.
  6. Continue rotating rotor slightly so leading edge of the vane is centered in vane switch stator assembly. Verify rotor is pointing at No. 1 mark on distributor base.

If vane and vane switch stator cannot be aligned by rotating distributor in cylinder block, remove distributor enough to just disengage distributor gear from camshaft gear. Rotate rotor enough to engage distributor gear on another tooth of the camshaft gear.
  1. Install the distributor retaining bolt and tighten so the distributor can just barely be moved.
  2. Install the rotor and distributor cap and connect all wiring. Tighten distributor cap to 18-23 inch lbs. (2.0-2.6 Nm).
  3. Reconnect battery cable. Start vehicle, and check timing. If timing needs adjustment, refer to the Ignition Timing section.
  4. After timing has been set, tighten distributor hold-down bolt to 17-2 ft. lbs. (23-34 Nm).

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I want to know how to camouflage a jeep the best

Knowing how to paint a Jeep in camo patterns means you can hide your Jeep in the woods, marshy areas or in open fields without it being easily seen. Using Mossy Oak's Shadow Grass pattern, paint your Jeep with natural-looking shadows and grass blades. The 3-D look of this pattern allows you to easily hide your Jeep from water fowl, doves, deer and big game.

Things You'll Need:
  • Sandpaper (120 and 800 grit)
  • Wax and grease remover
  • Lint-free towel
  • Camo stencil
  • Masking tape
  • Masking paper
  • Respirator mask
  • Automotive primer
  • Automotive paint (black, gray, light tan and brown)
  • Automotive clear coat
  1. Sand the surface of the Jeep with 120-grit sandpaper until the surface is dull. You can use a dual-action sander for this step to speed the process. This removes the top clear coat and prepares the surface for primer. Primer won't stick to a shiny surface.
  2. Mask off areas of the Jeep that won't be painted, such as the windows, tires and passenger area of the Jeep. Wipe the surface with wax and grease remover and a lint-free towel.
  3. Spray primer on the Jeep in three thin coats. Allow each coat to dry completely. Once the primer is dry, use 800-grit sandpaper to sand the top layer of primer until smooth. This leaves a smooth surface for the paint. Wipe again with wax and grease remover and a lint-free towel.
  4. Paint a thin base coat of gray on the Jeep. Cover all of the primered areas on the Jeep so that no primer can be seen. Allow the paint to dry.
  5. Go over the Jeep with brown paint, spraying small areas of brown paint in no particular pattern. The finished effect should look like the Jeep is equally painted gray and tan. Hold the first stencil against the Jeep and use black paint to fill it in. Move the stencil over and paint again. Start at the front of the Jeep and work towards the rear.
  6. Move on to the next stencil and use light tan paint to spray the grass pattern. The grass should start at the bottom of the Jeep and reach up towards the top. For longer grass, don't spray the tops of the grass but instead move the pattern up, spray the stems longer and then spray the tops, making the grass stems long. Repeat this around the Jeep and across the hood. Go back over the grass stems with black paint, lightly spraying a few of the stems to give them a shadow look.
  7. Finish by spraying three coats of clear coat paint onto the painted areas of the Jeep. This protects the paint from UV rays and keep the camo pattern looking good.

Tips & Warnings
  • Paint is best applied using a paint spray gun and air compressor, but canned spray paint will work.
  • Never sand or spray primer or paint without using a painter's respirator mask.

Resources: Customice Camo Stencils


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