Question about Volkswagen Jetta
Correct firing order is 1-3-4-2. Remove the distributor cap by unhooking the clips or undoing the crews (if fitted) from the distributor cap. Remove the no 1 spark plug(furthest from the gearbox) Block the hole with your thumb. Use a wrench on the crank pulley nut and turn the engine clockwise(forward) until you feel pressure under your thumb. It will be best to have an assistant present and doing this unless you're an octopus. Now turn the pulley until the notch in the pulley lines up with the 0 mark on the plastic cover behind it. Note the direction of travel of the distributor rotor. When the marks line up you are on firing position 1, and from here connect leads for cylinders 3,4 and 2 in that order.(in the direction that you saw the rotor turn when rotating the crank)
If you have no discernible marks on the crank pulley side have a look at the other side of the engine, on the top of the bell-housing is a plastic plug. Remove this and you will be able to see the flywheel which has a 0 mark on it and a pointed casting in the bell-housing itself. Line these up with pressure under your thumb and you get the same result.
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 liter SOHC L4
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Posted on Mar 16, 2011
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