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Mitsubishi wont start


Did you install the belt with the number one piston on the compression stroke and have the distributor pointed at the number 1 plug connector wire. If so, you must of missed the belt placement by one tooth. If everything was correct like you mentioned it should of started. So, you made a small mistake that you will have to check again where, Im sorry :.(

Number 1 piston on the TDC of it's compression stroke, distributor pointed at the number 1 plug wire.
When on the compression stroke, the valve rockers on that piston will be relaxed (sealed) and the rockers will have play in them at that setting. Both rockers, intake and exhaust on number 1 will be loose when on the compression stroke of that piston.

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How do I adjust the timing when it won't start. I just put in a new Distributer


As long as you installed the distributor back in the way it came out, you should be able to start it and then you will need a timing light and can attempt to adjust the timing.

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Engine won't running after replaced head gasket


did you change the timing belt ..when the head gaskets are replaced ,,the vehicle got so hot it stretched it out of time ..It is mainly a strong rubber band in my opinion ,,but it will not crank if the belt is out of time totally or if the belt is broke ..takes me as a mechanic 4 hours to do this job

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How to set distrubutor timing after engine overhaul


Pull number one spark plug, so you can find Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke for number one cylinder. Put a socket on the crank pulley bolt, and turn clockwise with your finger over the spark plug hole. Keep turning until you feel pressure on your finger. Soon as you feel pressure build up, look at crank pulley, and keep turning until the zero degrees mark lines up on the pointer scale. Now you are at TDC of compression stroke for number one cylinder. If distributor is installed, check that rotor is pointing to number one spark plug tower. If not lined up, or if distributor is not yet installed, set distributor in place to have rotor pointing to number one spark plug tower on the distributor cap.
That's all. When engine is running and warmed up, check and set timing with a timing light.

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Should the rotor button be pointed at tdc or at the number 1 plug with the number one piston at tdc


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

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Out of timing


Is this a four cylinder engine?
If it is, and you are starting from lining up the crank pulley to the zero degrees mark, and then finding the rotor pointing to number 4, you may be on the exhaust stroke of number 1. You know, if you turn the crankshaft one revolution, around to same spot on the crank, the rotor will now be pointing to #1? That's if it is a four cylinder.
Has the distributor been pulled out of the engine block and put back in? Don't know what you are trying to do exactly, but if the distributor has not been disturbed, and its a four cylinder engine, turn the crank one revolution, line up the notch or mark on the crank pulley, and check that rotor is now pointing to number one.

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Have 1992 suzuki sidekick wii not crank its firing and getting gas and its not out of time what could it be.


You said it's not out of time and you checked the timing notches on everything,do me a favor if you did that put the engine on the TDC mark and see where the rotor is pointing to if it's pointing on number one it's wrong and out of time,set it to number 4 .

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1988 subaru wagon with carby no turbo.Which one is #1 cylinder, and what is the correct top dead centre angle for timing


Number one is the forward most piston on the car, when the piston is at tdc, it will have a timing mark up front on the pulley pointing to an arrow, Or the valves will be at rest on number one, if you have the rocker covers off. If it has a distributor, the points will be pointing at number one plug wire. But the timing mark is what you are looking for anyway. Check it out, hope this helps.

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1999 nissan quest


Rigoe the points for the timing belt are usually located on the sprokets in conection with marks or dots on the engine block some where around the sprockets that hold the timing belt. Remenber to bring the piston number one to TDC (top dead center), this means you have to locate the piston number one, take the spark plug out and turn the cranshaft (the one with the pulley) by hand until the piston is all the way up. On the distributor the rotor should point to the spark-plug wire number one (you can make a mark outside of the distributor cap where the number one spark-plug wire is pointing so when you take the cap off you can see if the rotor is pointing the same direction). With the timing belt cover off you are going to be able to aling all this points at the exact locacation all together. So we have: Piston number one at TDC, The rotor(enside the distributor cap) pointing to the number one spark-plug wire, and the mark of the sprockets pointing the marks of the engine block( litle dot or dash). If you get all this right you are have done a good job and ready to make a trip you can get all this just by turning the cranshaft by hand with a rachet and a big socket. God bless you.

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Won't start-1989 isuzu spacecab-pickup-2.6


Did you sync up the engine properly when you reinstalled the timing belt/chain? It is possible to be on the marks and be 180 degrees off. Align the timing mark on the crankshaft then check the rotor position.If it doesn't point to number one wire terminal position roll the engine over until the crank lines up to the timing mark again. The distributer needs to be pointing the wire terminal that goes to number cylinder.Any other position is unacceptable and you can't simply turn the distributer to number one either You need to retime the crankshaft to the camshft making sure that the distrubitor points to number one and both valves for number one cylinder are completely closed.

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