So it finally came to haunt me today. The infamous pick up coil going bad. After spending the entire day figuring what it could be, I finally pinpointed the problem to the pick up coil, (with the help of my mechanic Ray Choi). The only thing is that it looks like changing out the pick up coil is a pain so I just went ahead and bought a new distributor with the new pick up coil inside it. However....I want to change this out A.S.A.P. but I need to know the right steps to doing so. This is what I know and have so far, but I need the blanks to be filled in. If anyone can help me out I would GREATLY APPRECIATE IT. Here is what I know.....
-You have to mark where the rotor is comparable to the cap and distributor as well as on the motor itself (close to where the distributor is)
-I went ahead and bought the right tool to unscrew the bolt that is hard to get to and also bought a timing light to adjust the timing later on.
Here is my dilema..................
-I heard that you need to set the rotor top dead center where the #1 spark plug goes on the distributor cap.
-I also know that when taking out the rotor, I should not mess with anything on the engine cycle manually.
- I also need to slide in the new distributor and somehow adjust it to 10 degrees with the time gun. (Still having a hard time understanding this...I may be missing some steps).
Here is the biggie....HOW THE HECK DO I DO THAT?
Sounds easy but man I am just wanting to get ALL of the details straight before I proceed. Is there anything else I need to know. I am having a hard time understanding the concept of the #1 spark plug and engine cycle.
Can anyone explain this to me or just simply EXPLAIN IN FULL DETAIL
how to change out the distributor and timing it correctly? I would appreciate it very...very..very much. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope the responses would also help others in need.
A Mustang Fanatic in desperate Help!