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I have a 1988 Samurai...The timing belt is off and the crank was turned ...to start over do I just lign up the points on the mark at the crank, fly wheel, cam and and reset the rotor to #1 TDC ? Thanks Richard.

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Basicly yes thats all you have to do

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