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Distributor / Timing

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 90crx_si, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. 90crx_si

    90crx_si Junior Member

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    ok...here goes....

    I ended up with a check engine light...code 9. Everything I read and searched for pointed to the Distributor. Luckily, my mother works for Carquest auto parts and I got a remanufactured one for $100 :) .

    So, that brings us to today. I mark my old distributor, and begin removing it. I put the new dist. in, new cap, new rotor. I start her up and she runs fine (err so it sounds) I give it some gas and it slowly creeps up on the rpm's. I then, bust out the timing light, and see that the timing is way off. Here is what I see (please excuse the poor excuse for a pic :) )

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    That is all I can see. Also, that is with the distributor turned all the way to one side. In that position, it runs smooth, but there is NO power. I test drove it, and it feels like theres about 25 horsepower.... If I turn it the other direction, the marks only get farther away and it acts like it wants to die.

    Someone please help me!!
     
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    :unsure: im having the same issue with my D15B jdm sohc vtec swap. i put on a new belt for a 1.5L vx, because this jdm block is same size. I had the belt off mark by 2 teeth the shop says. and i tried adjusting the dizzy. You might want to take the belt off. put on the belt from the bottom up-crankshaft pulley, then the lower timing cover. set the cam pulley with the belt off,keeping the flywheel still with a screwdriver in it, then set the camshaft. now try the timing belt. I shouldve done this but some1 just told me. otherwise flip the dizzy's um part that goes into the cylinder head? good luck & let us know how that works.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    yep, that is what I was going to say, timing is off via the timing belt.
     
  4. 90crx_si

    90crx_si Junior Member

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    I tried that, and couldnt get it to go in. It only wanted to go in that one way.

    I dont think it could be the belt, because when the dizzy was going bad, it didnt happen all of the sudden. It slowly got worse. Now, I took the timing belt cover off and gently tapped the starter until TDC was at the top....the rotor was pointing directly at cylinder 1. Hrrmm....any other ideas?
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    are you sure you got the firing order correct??
     
  6. SnailTrail

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    could connecting the injector plugs wrong do this?.... fuel filter? :spin:
     
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