Distributor Position question
proleonk at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 01:05:57 EDT 2007
Sorry, here a picture of it:
if the rotor (which I didnt mention before) has to be aligned with
that notch and you have told the engines computer where TDC is.
This means if the rotor is at 12, 3, or 6 o'clock, and those two do
align, you have TDC. Its easier then you think.
On 8/15/07, Leon <proleonk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Its still the same. the distributor has a small notch on it, usually
> just a small dent in the round aluminuim frame or whatever you would
> like to call it. It doesnt matter where the tip points to, aslong as
> it is aligned with that point.
> On 8/15/07, Al Streicher <streichea001 at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> > Thanks David, but I have a very different engine, than the one shown. I need
> > to know where the rotor should point, on a 4 cyl 2.0L 3A engine, at TDC.
> > Does anyone have an engine like mine, they could look at.
> > Thanks,
> > Al
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Leon" <proleonk at gmail.com>
> > To: "Al Streicher" <streichea001 at hawaii.rr.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 5:39 PM
> > Subject: Re: Distributor Position question
> > > You have replaced only the distributor without changing the timing
> > > belt. This should be a simple install. When the engine is at TDC
> > > (meaning that the 0 on the flywheel should be visible half way see
> > > here:
> > > http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/trouble_shooting/eng.html) the
> > > distributor's hall effect sensor should be aligned with its notch from
> > > the internal and external housing. Tighten the bolt down and install
> > > cap and wires. If it start and doesnt sound like its catching at all,
> > > you may be off a 180 degrees.
> > >
> > > If this is all good and verified, you could still test it with a
> > > timing light and do some slight adjustments.
> > >
> > > David
> > >
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