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How do i reconnect the wiring back to the distributor, the are numbered but i cant tell on the distributor

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Here is a firing order diagram for that vehicle to help assist you and let me know if you require any further assistance.

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The timing on my 1987 dodge dakota is way off. how do i fix it?

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  1. Disconnect distributor pickup lead wire at wiring harness connectors.
  2. Unfasten distributor cap retaining clips and lift off distributor cap.
  3. Scribe a mark on the edge of distributor housing to indicate position of rotor as reference when reinstalling distributor.
  4. Remove distributor hold down clamp screw and clamp.
  5. Carefully lift distributor from engine.

  1. Position distributor in engine. Make sure rubber 0-ring seal is in groove of distributor housing. Align rotor with marks previously scribed on distributor housing. Clean top of cylinder block to insure a good seal between distributor base and block.
  2. Engage tongue of distributor shaft with slot in distributor oil pump drive gear.
If engine has been cranked while distributor is removed, it will be necessary to establish the proper relationship between distributor shaft and No.1 piston position as follows:

  1. Rotate crankshaft until number one piston is at top of compression stroke. Mark on crankshaft vibration damper should be in line with "0" TDC mark on timing chain case cover.
  2. Rotate rotor to position of number one distributor cap terminal.
  3. Lower distributor into opening, connect pickup coil leads and install distributor cap. Make sure all high-tension wires "snap" firmly in cap towers. Install distributor hold-down clamp screw. Tighten screw finger tight.
    1. Connect distributor pick-up lead wire(s) at wiring harness connectors.
    2. Adjust engine timing to specification (refer to Ignition Timing).

Basic ignition Timing Adjustment 3.9L Engine

  1. Locate and ground out the carburetor switch idle stop contact with a suitable jumper wire.
  2. Disconnect and plug the vacuum lines at vacuum transducer on the SCC and the air switching valve on the emissions air pump.
  3. Set the gearshift selector in park or neutral and apply the parking brake.
  4. Using a magnetic timing unit, insert the pickup probe into the open receptacle at the left of the engine between the power steering and the water pumps. If a magnetic timing unit is not available, use a conventional power timing light connected to the number one cylinder spark plug wire.
  5. Bring the engine to a normal running temperature. This can be done by allowing the engine to idle for 5 to 10 minutes when the ambient temperature is around 21°C (70°F).
  6. Adjust the engine idle rpm to the specifications on the VECI label in the engine compartment.
  7. Check the basic timing when using a power timing light). If the basic timing is correct, remove the jumper wire, reconnect the vacuum lines and disconnect all test equipment. If the basic timing is NOT correct, proceed to step 8.
  1. Loosen the distributor hold-down bolt allowing the distributor to be turned with some resistance and adjust the basic ignition timing to the specifications on the VECI label. After adjusting the basic ignition timing, recheck the idle rpm and secure the distributor. Recheck the timing once again to verify that the timing is correct.
  2. Remove the jumper wire, reconnect the vacuum lines and check the idle rpm (adjust if necessary), disconnect all test equipment.
  1. Loosen the distributor hold-down bolt allowing the distributor to be turned with some resistance and adjust the basic ignition timing to the specifications on the VECI label. After adjusting the basic ignition timing, recheck the idle rpm and secure the distributor. Recheck the timing once again to verify that the timing is correct.
  2. Remove the jumper wire, reconnect the vacuum lines and check the idle rpm (adjust if necessary), disconnect all test equipment.

Mar 06, 2011 | 1987 Dodge Dakota

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My distibutor wires are off and i cant tell which wire goes where on the distributor, the wires are number but i can see where on the distributor they go.

I suggtes check this wiring diagram for 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS Sedan 3.5 liter SOHC V-6...


Hope this helps (remember to arte and comment this answer).

Nov 15, 2010 | 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante

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Im having problems putting the spark plug wire back on the distributor cap i cant figure out the diagram which order they go in.for a 1993 chevy blazer 5.7L v8

As long as chevy hasn't changed the firing order it should be 18436572 and the distributor runs clockwise. So if the distributor is installed properly then the pin pointing toward the driver side front of the engine should be number one and that goes to number one cylinder which is the drivers side front. The cylinder banks are easy the drivers side is odd 1357 and the passenger side is even 2468 front to back.

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How do I set the timing on a new engine?I installed a rebuilt 4.3L W type and cant get it to fire.Do I Have to disconnect a wire to time it?

Hi there is a tan/black wire it should be just above the carpet on the passenger side of the truck. you will need to disconnect this and set the timing then reconnect it and clear the timing code. If this motor will not fire you may want to check and make sure the distributor is set in and timed right. the rotor on these motors dont point at the number one spot on the cap.

Aug 25, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10

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Jun 03, 2010 | 2002 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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What is the firing order in a 94 taurus. My mom pulled all the wires out of the distributor cap and we are finding it hard to find the right order. There are 6 rods around the distributor and one in the...

Firing order is 1-4-2-5-3-6
You should have a number one stamped on the number one position of the distributor cap.
The cylinders are numbered as follows:
facing your car,
from left to right rear bank 1-2-3
front bank 4-5-6
The one in the middle goes to the coil.
The distributor has 2 mounting that hold it in position. - starting at the back screw to the right going clockwise is 3-5-2-4-1-6. This is the numbering on the distributor if you dont have a number one stamped.
Hope you get it going and tell mom to label the wires nest time!

Sep 04, 2009 | 1994 Ford Taurus

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on the intake manifold you will see 8 numbers, this is your firing order
from the front of the car the left side numbers are 1,3,5,7 and the right side are 2,4,6,8. now ont the distributor cap there should be a number 1 at one of the plug towers. you start there with #1 plug wireand continue.
on a chevy the firing order is 18436572 and this is the order you put the wires on the cap. now the second problem i don't know right off hand which way the rotor turns on your engine. so remove the cap and crank the engine over and see which way the rotor turns, this is the order you put the wires back on the cap. hope this helps

Aug 24, 2009 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks

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Pasenger side isnt firing with new plugs and wires

Recheck the rotor position and spark plug wiring for correct positions for starters. camshaft sensor?
You need to bump the starter over till you get the timing mark up on the front of the harmonic balancer to line up with the - O degree, Top Dead Center mark (TDC) first. With the Distributor cap off the distributor so you can see the Rotor. The rotor will rotate almost to the front pointing at the back of the throttle body of the EFI. You need to mark the distributor cap , once you get it on ZERO, to mark it as number one, on the post bulge on the cap that the rotor points to. this is the post we start with in putting the wires back on in sequence. This puts the wires back on the cap according to the firing order you see on the intake manifold. The rotation of the rotor you you bump the started over, tells you how the sequence go around the cap...the firing order from number 1 goes in that direction. Remember on the vehicle ..the odd numbered cylinders are on the drivers side...Number one at the front ..then 3, 5, 7 to the back. All the even cylinders are passanger side 2 at the front ..then 4, 6, 8 in order to the back. You really need to tab the wires at the Cap End... as to which one is which cylinder. Use a piece of masking tape make a flag tab folded around the wire so you can easily see its number. Then run your sequence of firing order puting the wires to the cap in that order. This assumes you still have the wires on the right sparkplug....if you pulled the wires off the Cap and the sparkplugs...its OK..just mark which ones fit to the at a time...and tab it the same number on each end first. Post back if you are lost...tell me what has been removed...and what you left hooked up the same as it was BEFORE you started. It will go back together...and run . If you pulled out the distributor base then we need to talk.
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