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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi there.... I'm assuming you have the head back on. the easiest way is to try and line up the timing marks an the pulleys and install the timing belt. If you have done this and the timing marks line up as they should, you can take the sparkplug out of the #1 cylinder and manually turn the engine over till you can feel air pressure coming out of the plug hole. continue turning the engine till you can't feel anymore pressure. Don't go too far cause then you'll be on the intake stroke and you'll have to turn the engine the opposite way. with the #1 cylinder at TDC, take you distirbutor and cap and figure out what position the rotor should be at for #1 plug. Mark the distributor somewhere where that position is ( where the #1post on the cap should be). Finally insert the distributor and try to get the rotor as close to that position as possible. remember when you install the distributor, The rotor position will move due to the gear set up. Once you have the distributor istalled, you can adjust the distributor for timing by turning it. Hope this helps you out. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask..
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
To put at TDC, on the transmission housing, where it bolts to engine block, will have a rubber plug, remove and align pre diagram, there are for stander or automatic transmission, the one where you can see the flywheel is stander, or you could align the crankshaft pulley, hope this was very helpful.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
number 1 piston should be at top dead center. remove the number 1 plug and insert a straw, or a soft object in hole on top of piston. this way when it is all the way up and just before it starts to go down you will know. if it has a dist. make sure rotor button is facing number 1 plug wire. good-day !
Posted on Dec 08, 2011
should be just before the #1 plug because it fires as the piston has already started to go down. make sure its on the compression stroke and not the exhaust stroke
Posted on Mar 13, 2013
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