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I need to figure out where top dead center is for my 1994 corvette. I have gas, compression but, I misalighned my harmonic balancer putting it back together and need to find thisagain so it wikll fire over?

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Please I will like to know how to set timing on Suzuki vitara engine j20

It can be done manually on all engines as long as the timing is adjustable .
You need to locate #1 cylinder your best bet is remove the spark plugs .Get a socket that fits the bolt on the crank shaft that holds the harmonic balancer witch is the pulley at the front of the crankshaft .
Bar the engine over it will turn easy with the plugs out put your finger into # 1 spark plug hole as you are turning the engine you will feel pressure this means your coming up on compression stroke at this point put a plastic straw or pencil in the plug hole .
When the piston is slightly before the top of its stroke BTDC before top dead center and i mean slightly on the compression stroke the base timing will be on the money.
Now a days the computers control many functions when it comes to timing some can't adjusted at all .
Look for the mark on the harmonic balancer mark it with chalk if you have a timing light you will be able to see it


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I put the distributor in It it is Pointing at number one

Was number one piston on top dead center of the compression stroke? Was the timing mark on the harmonic balancer at 0, when it was at top dead center of the compression stroke? Try again.

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the distributor on the 93-96 lt-1 corvettes is located behind the waterpump, and harmonic balancer if you take the belt off you can undo three bolts on the balancer and it will separate

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I need to know how to set my cam in time so my car will start

to begin with timing a camshaft, the motor needs to be set at top dead center of the compression stroke. If you are unsure what this means, remove the valve cover on the driver side, rotate the crank pulley with a 32 mm socket, until you see the intake valve, which is the second valve spring, begin to compress. When I say compress, this means the valve spring is opening the valve. As the valve spring begins to close, the piston will be approaching the top of its travel. The crank shaft pulley/harmonic balancer, will have a mark to indicate top dead center on the timing cover. This Mark will align with the TDC mark on the timing cover just after the intake valve spring closes. Next, using a half inch wrench, remove the distributor and set to the side. With a flashlight, look down inside at the oil pump driveshaft. It will have a slot in the center of the gear. This slot should be pointing towards the number one intake manifold bolt hole. It will almost be front to back.

If it is not, using a long flat blade screwdriver, rotate the oil pump driveshaft clockwise until the slot lines up with the number one intake manifold bolt hole. Reinstall the distributor and snug the half inch bolt down. The rotor should be pointing towards the number one cylinder mark on the distributor plate. Reinstall the distributor cap and try to fire the motor over.

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Want to know how to set motor up for top dead centre on number1 to replace distributor

There is a timing mark on the timing chain cover. Some have a little tube. The bottom center of the engine where the crank shaft is there is a harmonic balancer. The balancer has a line on it. Get the line right on the 0 degrees mark. This will be top dead center.

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First you need to remove the number one cylider spark plug and find out when the piston is at the top of its stroke on the compression stroke. This is callled top dead centre (TDC). The timing mark on the harmonic balancer should be at 0. Then you need to follow the number one spark plug wire to the distributor and that is where the rotor should line up when you put the ditributor in the engine. This will result in 0 degrees of advance. The car should run and using a timing light, you should be able to set the timing to the factory specs.

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I have a 1996 Olds Bravada with a 4.3L Vortec 6. The two grooved notches on the harmonic balancer are not used in timing as far as I can tell. Look for a small peg on the back of the harmonic balancer, and once found, you will be able to see it and line it up with the "v" marks on the timing cover. Keep in mind this is on the 1996, but I thought it might be the same since I had a similar problem of trying to figure out which marks to use until I found the peg. You should be able to feel it also.

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1992 Corvette won't start

Disconnect the + wire Coils Take #1 Spark Plug Out Get a helper Use Compression Guage if not Available, Just put your finger over the Spark Plug Hole, have help BUMP the Starter over till You can Feel The Compression at your finger you need #1 at TOP DEAD CENTER on its Compression STROKE Fine tune it by using a STRAW in the Plug Hole to feel the PISTON Move UP To VERY TOP Dead center----------------------------------This is Tricky but don't Loose these Instructions------- If you have the OPTI_SPARK Ignition System My Books show all about it but Nothing on the Timing "MARK" as this is the step I Stoped at Above.. Coil Pack Ignition Will Have a Timing MARK On the Lower Harmonic Balancer. Point Being if Mark is NOT on the Degree Indicator It has JUMPED TIMING<< Surly on a Coil Pack Ignition System BUT
-------- The Opti Spark system if there is NO Timing Mark to Go by I Would Suggest Breaking Down and Letting A DEALER Handle it Unless You Can RULE that it HAS JUMPED TIME------------------------------------------------------------------------I Truly Hope I've shed some Light on Your Delima and this Leads you to a Smooth running Chevy. PLEASE don't forget to Rate Me ------------------------------------P.S. The Opti - Spark System Has A BAD REPUTATION Just FYI Recall - Opti-Spark Distribtor, Stall/No Start, Code 16 Notes
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