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Unread 12-20-2004   #1 (permalink)
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Default Removed the distributor without marking, need help re-installing it

i had to remove my distributor (to get at my lower intake), when i reinstall it, is there anything special i have to do? ex. when i reinstall it, i will clearly not install it at the exact postion it was before i remove it... does this mean my firing order will be messed up, or does the engine (..ignition module on the distributor??) automatically realign itself?? clearly i dont know much about this so any info will be a great help, thanks!
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for future reference. mark the position of the rotor before you take it out next time it makes it a lot easier to install (i use a marker and put a dot where the rotor is.) but if you can remember roughly which direction the rotor was facing then put it in and start the car, if it doesnt run right, rotate the distrubitor and repeat steps until the motor runs right.
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you are gonna need to make sure your engine is at #1 position, i would just take a socket put it on the end of your dampner and rotate the engine by hand........pull your #1 spark plug, first plug on the passenger side, and while you are rotating the motor with the ratchet,put a finger over the spark plug hole and you will either feel air coming out of the hole or trying to pull air into the hole........you want it to be pushing air out of the hole.....meanwhile, you look at your timing marks and when you get the mark at zero and the air pushing out of your sparkplug hole, you are there.........now, when you set your distributor, you will want the rotor facing just to the left of your intake manifold......if you are standing in front of the car, leaning inward, you want the tip of the rotor, right by the bolt that is on the upper intake.........now when you set your cap, you will need to make sure that where the spark plug wire is going to go , is sitting directly on top of the rotor, this will be #1 wire..........then set up all your wires, per the firing order..............good luck..............hotwheels
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^^ What he said.

If you can afford to, pay someone to repair it for you, this will be the most frustrating thing you will do if you are unsure of how to do it right.
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are you kidding me? this isnt hard at all, you dont even need to waste time with finding TDC on #1, just do as i said earlier, will take you 5 minutes. but to all his own.
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are you kidding me? this isnt hard at all, you dont even need to waste time with finding TDC on #1, just do as i said earlier, will take you 5 minutes. but to all his own.
He took it out already, without marking it.
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awsome, got it in, didn't fire the first time, but after rotating the rotar, putting it back in and then slightly rotating the whole distributor it sounded great! your totally right green91, it took about 5 min to get it right... thanks for all your info guys.
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exactly, cause i just did the same thing. i got in a hurry and didnt mark the rotor and so had to guess at the distributor alignment.
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Thought I would respond to this old thread. Might be someone out there that did the same thing. Rebuilt the motor two years ago and just now 2014 getting it ready to run.
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