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I took out the distributor from the engine block now my car wont start what should i do?

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If it was not turned over with distributor out of engine, turn over engine by the bolt on damper pulley to tdc ( top dead center ) theres a few marks on pulley ,then put in distributor with rotor button facing # 1 wire on distributor cap. this should do it!! have a good day!! the dist. will turn back about an eighth of an inch when putting in engine.so if it turns back, just insert to next step to line up with # 1 on cap.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • carl Mar 22, 2011

    here is another way to get to tdc. remove # 1 sparkplug, insert a straw or similar in hole on top of piston. if it gets to very top by turning damper pulley just before it goes down, is tdc.

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