The smaller mark on left is factory. I can get the car to crank but not start, so I am trying to figure out why. At this point you can now tighten up both bolts on the belt tensioner. If I try to put it where a mechanic told me it will not even begin to start. I did it initially when the engine was out. But I couldn't get the timing marks lined up perfectly. I am temped to buy a new distributor and see if that fixes the problem.
If the harmonic balancer is set to top dead center, where should the cam pulley be set? I am positive the distributor is out of time as well by a couple of teeth. As in the leading edge of the rotor should just be getting to 4. As in the leading edge of the rotor should just be getting to 4. I used the timing plate from a clamp down style it was cleaner and it didn't line up. And the marks that you line the gears up to, can be decieving. If it is a 6 cyl then the marks would be- camshafts both with dots up and lined up with indicaters on heads and crank timing mark on 0 with the harmonic balancer installed.
There is room on the bottom of the vehicle to wiggle the starter down to the floor and out from under the vehicle. By turning it only clockwise you run the risk of having the timing belt too loose. All you can do is clean the throttle and replace the Idle Air Control valve and check data thru a scanner to see if any sensors are out of specs. For instance, the mark for the crank gear is not the long mark that goes pretty much straight up the middle. The only thing that seems a little off in my case, is lining up the rotor to point at 4 in the cap once the dizzy is inserted, it just seems very close but not perfect, but again, I think it is close enough to were it should at least freakin start. The dist can also be off a tooth or so in either direction. This mark should line up with the ridge in the head casting where the dist.
If it is not related to ignition though, I must be dealing with a weird fuel problem or something else I cannot sort out. Installing engine into my 1st gen Trooper. There doesn't seem to be any timing connector on this vehicle. Loosen adjusting bolt and move pulley toward water pump. Next install the lower timing cover. Is it flashing on the pulley timing mark? If it doesn't point to number one wire terminal position roll the engine over until the crank lines up to the timing mark again.
But only one of them is ready to fire. The white mark in this pic will soon be changed to red. Temporarily install crankshaft pulley bolt and rotate crankshaft 2 complete revolutions in opposite direction of engine rotation, until marks on crankshaft and front oil seal retainer are aligned again. There are 2 14mm bolts holding the starter in place, the upper bolt can be removed by leaning over into the engine compartment from under the hood with a socket and extension on a ratchet or a ratcheting wrench. This is how you time a 2. I hope this helps send me message if i can help more. But only one of them is ready to fire.
Repair guides engine mechanical timing belt autozone 7 timing belt installation sequence23l and 26l engines. So, how do you tell which one is ready to fire? Remove spring from tension pulley. Usually what happens is the very first time I try to start it, it seems like it wants to start or might catch just a little but then it dies. I am personally going back to answer your unanswered question. Prevent engine from rotating, and remove crankshaft timing pulley. The products we offer should only be installed by a professional certified mechanic with current installation procedure data. I got the timing belt back on after lining up my marks and I went to turn the crank pully clockwise but as I turned it the tensioner would wind up and it caused the timing belt to skip a tooth.
Could this be totally due to the distributor being off by a couple of teeth? The next step is to adjust the valves. When your at dtc 1 the tooth will be parallel to the cast iron cyl head not the aluminum rocker box the bottom one. If the cam belt is off a tooth it is obvious at the timing marks on the block. It's not quite on the mark either. Yeah it has a little more adjustment in 1 direction than the other. I had already removed the head from the block when I realized I need to pull it from my pickup recently.
Avoid twisting or kinking belt. Adjust drive belts to proper tension. Damage is inevitable when your crankshaft and camshafts are not rotating together, so it's important to address any glazing or stiffening. All 4 cylinders fire fuel injectors at once. At this point the engine doesn't care which is which.