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Timing help 88 crx si!!!!

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by phat58chevy, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. phat58chevy

    phat58chevy New Member

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    PLEASE HELP

    88 Crx si I first of all cannot find the timing connector harness that the chiltons says Im supposed to jump before changing the timing.

    But when I turn the distributer ( with a timing light) the marks on the crank pulley move BUT NOT FAR ENOUGH I cannot turn any farther marks are about 3 or 4 degrees off.

    does my car have an egr valve I read that a stuck one can make a car idle bad
     
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  2. hybrid_b18

    hybrid_b18 crew chief

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    dont worry about the jumper harness, just reset tdc, thats where your problem is.
     
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    phat58chevy New Member

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    help still

    thanks for the suggestions. how Exactly do I reset TDC with the timing belt or what?
     
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    mustang67n Senior Member

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    your manual should tell you how to set it at TDC :)
     
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    phat58chevy New Member

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    Please anyone

    I looked all over and it never says how to reset tdc. Does anyone know how? Is there a way to do it electronicly I reset the ecu like 4 times nothing changes. I still cant get the timing marks to align.
     
  6. jlicrx

    jlicrx Senior Member

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    the jumper connector on 88-89 is under the hood on the driver's side coming out of the harness that runs along the inner fender panel about mid-way between strut tower and headlight - sounds like your timing belt is not right - rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise until the TDC mark on the crank pulley (the single mark by itself off to the right of the 3 ignition timing marks) is aligned with the pointer on the timing cover - remove upper timing belt cover and look at the camshaft gear - the mark on the gear that is at about the 7 o'clock position should be lined up with the pointer on the inside belt cover
     

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    mustang67n Senior Member

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    oh hahah ha...

    jlicrx.. thanks for that pic.. i know this was for him.. but my timings been off a few notches.. and i just figure out why.. when i re-aligned everything to put the new timing belt on.. i set the two parallel, in-line notches with the head, instead of the other notch pointing at the timing cover.. WHOOPS it looks like its setting me off a few notches.. gonna fix that when im free..

    lol
    good luck with your problem phat58
     
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    phat58chevy New Member

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    Ill try that tomorow thanks a ton you guys.
     
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