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Reinstalling distributor I am rebuilding a 1986 Fiero 2.8l engine and need to reinstall the distributor. I was not the one who remove the distributor and I need to know how to reinstall/position it.

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You'll want #1 cylinder at TDC on compression stroke. then line up timing marks at "0" degress /TDC. Firing order is 1,2,3,4,5,6. Drop distributor in, turn rotor ,so rotor ends up pointing at tab on cap for #1 spark plug wire. Distributor turns clockwise. Hope that helps.

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Turn the crank until # 1 is at top dead center,Take the distributor without the cap on it,Put the rotor on ant turn it to the #1 location on the distributor,Turn it backward about 5 degrees and start to insert it,As you insert it the gear will catch and begin to pull the rotor around to the correct location,If it goes beyond,just pull it back out and turn it backward a little more,If it doesn't go far enough to line up with the # 1 location,You have turn the rotor to far backwards,Just make sure you still have adjustments in both direction when it is completely in and the rotor is pointing to the # 1 location and you will be good to go,If you get it in and the car doesn't start but back fires out the intake,You will need to pull it back out and turn it 180 degrees and put it back in.

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