Distributor gear replaced, no start

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Sat Apr 8 23:57:36 EDT 2006

Start over, sound like you¹re all screwed up. If you would like IŒll fwd my
dist. gear replacement instructions covering the dist alignment timing.


> From: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at adelphia.net>
> Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 20:19:27 -0600
> To: "'q - 200q20v'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Distributor gear replaced, no start
> My first thought is spark plug wire order.  I removed them all from the cap
> without marking and put them back starting with #1 and going clockwise
> through the firing order.  Is this an acceptable approach?  Bently says
> 1-2-4-5-3, is this correct?
> When I removed the dist, I got the rotor in pointing at the #1 spark plug
> and set the 0 at the hash mark in the flywheel window.  Then I marked the
> distributor base and the mounting flange.  I did not notice the mark on the
> revolving hall window thingy inside the dist which of course has a mark that
> should line up with the mark on the dist body.  When I put it back, with my
> marks lined up, those marks were not.  I double-checked the 0 in the
> flywheel window and it had not moved, so I went with my marks, thinking
> maybe I shouldn't have lined up the 0 on the has mark but instead centered
> it on the S curve part in there like some of the pictures in the book show.
> Nevertheless, I believe I replaced it with the same timing as when I removed
> it.
> When I cranked it over, it would catch but not start.  There was one
> ill-timed firing which is when I quit cuz I know that indicates there's
> something not timed right.
> Anyhow, I've quit for the night and will return tomorrow morning to check
> timing marks etc.
> Thanks,
> Ed
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