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For the valve adjustment, should it be at "0" or at the timing mark or at the rotor pointing directly at the terminal (I know the last two should be the same)

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What a firing order in suzuki f5b. how to install the distributor in suzuki f5b? valve adjusment in suzuki f5b

want the whole shop manual posted here>?
no county stated
no year, 1988 to 1989?
no car, used in 5 different cars, not one sold here in usa.
then want answers, our books only list in that order.
547 cc
the other poster, thinks its a 4 cylinder it NOT its just 3.
so, failure.

to install a distrib, you need to know only 4 facts.
1: firing order.
2: and rotor spin direction, (crank it to see that)
3: where is #1 TDC firing. that is when both intake valves are closed. on #1.
4: where is #1, its on the crank pulley/belt end of engine

then the steps.... ill not post them.
seeing as how I DONT know if the distributor is slot drive or gear driven.
never seen a 547cc ever, (cept my motor cycles)
the common G10 engine is 1,3,2 order, not saying yours is.

here to scare posters that cant read. F5B

26204312-2xvgszsjpazazqqrkjtmkd5m-2-0.jpg the f5a is gear drive... may be yours too.

26204312-2xvgszsjpazazqqrkjtmkd5m-2-1.jpg why not go to your countries suzuki dealer and buy the book.
on this engine, that we dont have here.

to set lash first find the spec., on lash, sorry not here in USA.
but you can see those last adjusting screws above.
then walking then engine 1,3,2 order set each rocker lash to
spec, at TDC firing,, 1 then 3, then 2, in that order
turning crank Clock wise. facing pulley.
done. all engines can be lash set at each cylinders TDC point.
all can but new cars with electric valves, and is not on topic.

last is your question, answered in generic forum
we dont know what cap post is #1, sorry, no car here. or books.
but if youd had marked it , at the beginning of all this.
we'd not have this post, would we.
but you need to find that out.
then make the cap and base for #1 terminal
put engine at TDC mark #1 firing
and insert drop the distributor so that the rotor lands on #1
it has a gear so you must repeat this, the gear is spiral cut.
so back the rotor up., to get that right.
you must get the base of distrb, to land so the slot adjuster is centered, and rotor at #1 term
lock down the distrb clamp.

next insert wire 1 to spark 1 and cap 1
then wire 3 to spark3 and cap 3 in proper rotor direction (#2 list)
wire 2 is obvious.
start engine.

May 25, 2016 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

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I have a 89 1500 with a 350 5.7l and i poot a new 350 5.7l out of a 94 and now flames come out of inj when you start it

You either have the firing order wrong or the timing is not set right. You get fire out of the intake when a spark plug fires when an intake valve is still open. Order is 18436572 cylinders are 1357 front to back on drivers side, 2468 on passenger side. Turn the engine so the mark on the crank points to "0" on the timing scale. Set the distributor so the rotor points towards the front of the engine (not exactly but not at the firewall) If when at "0" it points to fw, turn one more time. Set wires on cap with #1 aligned with the rotor, then all others in order clockwise.
Only other possibility is that you have the valves adjusted too tight, have a bad cap or rotor or the replacement engine has a burned valve (doubt it).

Jul 21, 2011 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

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Where is the number one suppose to be on the distributor of a 1953 chevrolet pick-up, 217 CI 6 cyl

believe it or not you really don't need to know where #1 on the distributor. It actually is set in one place so everyone is "on the same page" when working on one. All you need to do is turn the engine by hand 'till the timing mark on the crankshaft points to "0" on the timing scale.Wherever the rotor points is either at #1 Or 180 degrees out of phase on the exhaust stroke. (if you end up doing that you'll need to turn the engine one complete turn to get it right. If you have the valve cover removed you can get it right the first time by turning the engine 'till the intake rocker opens the valve. Then keep turning 'till the timing mark is aligned. (always turn the engine in the direction it turns when cranking). Wherever the rotor is pointing is #1. Turn the distributor so the cap wire tower nearest the rotor is aligned with the rotor and use that tower as #1. The remainder of the ignition wires are installed in the order usually stamped on the intake manifold (pretty sure it's 153624) in the direction the rotor turns when cranking. In reality, the engine doesn't know the difference between any different position. What's most important is that the spark should happen slightly ahead of the piston reaching TDC after the intake valve closes. Once you designate a particular position as #1 it will always be that number unless you repeat the process again and use a different tower. But to do that you'd also need to remove the distributor and change it's position in reference to the cam and crankshaft. If you have any problem at all, just ask and I'll try to clarify it for you.

Jul 09, 2011 | Chevrolet C1500 Cars & Trucks

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How do i install a distributor to a nissan pick up

It is necessary to place the No. 1 cylinder in the firing position to correctly install the distributor. To locate this position, the ignition timing marks on the crankshaft front pulley are used.

Remove the No. 1 cylinder spark plug. Turn the crankshaft until the piston in the No. 1 cylinder is moving up on the compression stroke. This can be determined by placing your thumb over the spark plug hole and feeling the air being forced out of the cylinder. Stop turning the crankshaft when the timing marks indicate TDC or 0.

Oil the distributor housing lightly where the distributor bears on the cylinder block.

Install the distributor so that the rotor, which is mounted on the shaft, points toward the No. 1 spark plug terminal tower position when the cap is installed. Of course you won't be able to see the direction in which the rotor is pointing if the cap is on the distributor. Lay the cap on the top of the distributor and make a mark on the side of the housing just below the No.1 spark plug terminal plug terminal. Make sure that the rotor points toward that mark when you install the distributor. On the VG30i, align the mark on the distributor shaft with the protruding mark on the housing.

When the distributor shaft has reached the bottom of the hole, move the rotor back and forth slightly until the driving lug on the end of the shaft enter the slots cut in the end of the oil pump shaft and the distributor assembly slides down into place.

When the distributor is correctly installed, the breaker points should be in such a position that they are just ready to break contact with each other or a lobe of the reluctor is aligned with the stator contact. This is accomplished by rotating the distributor body after it has been installed in the engine. Once again, line up the marks that you made before the distributor was removed from the engine. On the VG30i, the distributor rotor should be in the 11:25 o'clock position (between 11 and 12 o'clock).
  1. Install the distributor hold-down bolt.
  2. Install the spark plugs.
  3. Install the cap, primary wire, and vacuum line(s).
  4. Install the spark plug leads. Consult the marks made during removal to be sure that the proper lead goes to each plug. Install the high tension wire if it was removed.
  5. Start the engine. Check the timing and adjust it if necessary.

    Hope this helps, be sure to upvote if it does :)

May 04, 2011 | 1985 Nissan Pickup

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94 yota pickup V6. Timing belt failed, replaced it, now it's running rough and lacks power. Ideas?

The engine is a free running type so bent valves should not be the problem. Recheck the timing marks on the camshafts and crankshaft. If you are one timing belt tooth off, the engine could run but run rough. With the number 1 cylinder piston at top dead center, the camshaft marks should be lined up with their "TDC" marks and the crankshaft mark should be at 0 deg.

If the distributor was removed during the belt replacement, make sure it is in time with the crankshaft timing mark. When the No. 1 cylinder piston is at top dead center, the crankshaft timing mark should be on 0 deg. and the distributor rotor should be pointing to the number 1 terminal on the distributor cap at the same time.

Mar 10, 2011 | 1994 Toyota Pickup

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Need firing order for 94 gmc 350 pu diagram dist and wires if possible thanks

For GMC 350 the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2.

The distributor rotor turns clockwise when viewed from above, so the spark plug wires would be installed in the same order as the firing order, beginning with #1.

To find which contact in side the distributor cap that the rotor is "pointing" to, use a ratchet on the center bolt of the crankshaft and turn the engine over by hand (clockwise direction only as viewed from the front of the engine looking towards the firewall) until the timing mark on the harmonic balancer aligns with the "0" mark on the timing cover (may also be indicated by a deep "V" cut into the timing mark indicator attached to the timing cover).

Normally, the rotor will either be "pointing" towards the firewall with a bit more emphasis towards the driver's side cylinder bank, or it will be pointing towards the front of the passenger side front fender. If it is pointing towards the fender, turn the engine over again until the timing marks align and the rotor should be pointing towards the firewall as described above.

Find the closest terminal in the distributor cap that matches the rotor's alignment and install the #1 wire. The distributor cap and then be installed with the remaining wires installed around it clockwise from #1 using the firing order.

Some turning of the distributor may be necessary to get the engine statred. Once it does start, use a timing light to set the timing.

Hope helps (remember rated this).

Aug 02, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet C1500

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When setting the ignition timing on a 1991 ford ranger 3.0 were dose the rotor need to point, after number one or before number one? the engine is on top dead center

The engine timing markers down on the harmonic balancer/crankshaft pulley should be aligned with the timing indicator on the engine block to "0" degrees when the engine is in the compression stroke for the #1 cylinder, and this is TDC or "Top Dead Center". When something blows out of the spark plug hole that only means that the piston is coming up on TDC, but the crankshaft will still have to be turned until the timing markers are at "0" degrees. You should be sure that you do know how to properly align the timing marks to "0" degrees, and the timing marks must be set at "0" degrees before the distributor can successfully be installed.

Be certain that the timing marks are set at "0" degrees and on the compression stroke for the #1 cylinder, or the timing will be 180 degrees off when you install the distributor. This has to be precise and guessing will not get the distributor properly clocked in so that the ignition timing can be correctly set.

Once you are certain that the timing is set to "0" degrees "TDC", then mark the distributor housing where the #1 position on the distributor cap will be when the cap is installed on the distributor, so that the distributor housing shows a reference mark where the #1 position is, then the distributor should be installed so that the ignition rotor is pointing directly at the #1 position on the distributor housing, or just before the #1 position mark according to the rotation of the ignition rotor. The distributor should be able to turn and point the ignition rotor on either side of the #1 position mark to provide plenty of timing advance or ****** so that the ignition timing can properly be adjusted to specifications after the engine has been started.

Be sure that you follow the proper timing procedure for that vehicle and remove any timing spout connectors that are described in the set timing procedures

Also, be certain that you are actually using the #1 cylinder to set the engine to TDC and to actually time the engine with a timing light. Here is a firing order diagram that should also help to assist you. Let me know if you require any further assistance.


Jun 17, 2010 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

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I have my harmonic balancer set at 0 and the no. one cylinder is at top o. Where can i find no. wire going into the distrubeter? also i think the timing is off. what can i do to fixx these problems? THANKS

take off the distributor cap and look at the rotor. with the engine set the way you have it, the rotor should either be pointing to the block or the right front headlight. (In the general direction).
If it is pointing towards the engine turn the crank one more complete turn and it should point towards the light. Make a mark on the outside housing of the distributor exactly where the rotor points. Put the cap back on and the tower for #1 ignition wire should line up with the mark you made. If it is a 4.0 or four cylinder, there is no distributor adjustment (the computer adjusts timing) So, if the rotor is not lined up with the wire tower, you will need to remove the distributor and turn it one or more teeth in the direction you need to go and then repeat the alignment process again.

May 01, 2010 | 2007 Jeep Scout

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I have an 89 Ford Aerostar that I need to know where the #1 wire goes on the distributor cap

there is 2 ways you can do that...1... is there should be a #1 stamped into the cap but not always so in that case... 2... turn the engine over by hand and line up the timing marks on the harmonic balancer (A straight line cut into it on the outside diameter) with the mark on the timing gear cover to TDC,OR 0 degrees,pull off the cap and look to see where the rotor is pointing on the distributor.MARK that location on the intake manifold or wherever it points to as a reference point.Usually the rotor at this point will point towards the rear of the engine,start #1 there and follow the firing order,if it backfires or does not want to start then double check the direction you are going with the firing order and double check the order and if it still backfires or does not want to run then try opposite direction or 180 degrees on the cap and start #1 there and follow the firing order the direction the rotor turns while cranking.The reason why it could be 180 degrees off is because when the timing marks are lined up,the intake valve could be open or the both valves are shut.The correct way is to pull off a valve cover and see if both rocker arms are floating,in other words that both valves would be shut--Thats when you know #1 cylinder is all the way up and the rotor will point that direction on the cap,but im trying to save you tons of work by leaving the valve cover alone.

Feb 21, 2010 | 1989 Ford Aerostar Cargo

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Non start,engine turns over,getting spark and fuel pressure,compressions approx 7 bar

Have your valve timing checked. Place the pulley timing mark on the 0 BTDC mark on the timing cover. Open the distributor cap. The rotor should be pointing to the # 4 terminal of the cap. If not then you may have a timing belt problem. But if the valve timing is okay, try replacing the mass air flow sensor, check the resistance specs of the TP valve, or replace the fast idle valve.

May 21, 2009 | 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

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