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I changed the distrubutor cap and my timming chain is out of line

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  • uhaloz Oct 07, 2009

    plugs are on the right plce timming is off.

  • uhaloz Oct 07, 2009

    my car wont start i know is the timmingchain . can you provide me with a step by step diagram on how to change it.

  • uhaloz Oct 07, 2009

    so if it didnt jump and i know for a fact the plugs and everything is back in its place ,what do you think is?

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Do you mean the plug wires are hooked up wrong to the new distributor cap?? if not how did you determine the timing chain is out of time, this is very uncommon, please advise what u need to know and what the symptoms of this problem are..

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    yadayada Oct 07, 2009

    did you move the distributor?

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    yadayada Oct 07, 2009

    Before rating me, give me time to answer, the timing chain replacement requires lots of special tools, to buy all them will cost hundreds and they will need to be ordered, the procedure requires a service manual to be sure you get it right, if you screw it up u will bend the valves in the engine and then that will be big bucks, i strongly suggest you have a a well qualified shop do this repair, and they can verify the chain has jumped time, which really I doubt.

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Unless you accidentally removed the Distributor while trying to replace the cap it is not possible to do that. If you have the equipment to set timing and know what your timing marks are supposed to be at loosen the distributor lock down bolts and adjust the timing using a timing light. If you pulled the distributor assembly out because you removed the bolts instead of the screws for the distributor cap I highly recommend you go to a parts store and get a haynes repair manual on your vehicle, you are going to need it to get the timing back. if you are just concerned because the timing is a little off now that a new cap has been installed follow the instructions in the repair manual for adjusting the timing using a timing light.

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