Engine Starting Problems

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timsparrow69
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Engine Starting Problems

Postby timsparrow69 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:57 am

I removed my distributor so I could replace it but I didn't set the engine to top dead center and now the distributor will not mesh up properly with the cam gears and oil pump. any help would appreciated.

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tekatlarge
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Re: Engine Starting Problems

Postby tekatlarge » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:03 am

If you think the distributor is in the right place then bump the engine over slighty. Just a little will do. What is stopping the distributor is the oil pump drive shaft. It is hex shapped and meets in the bottom of the distributor.
It sounds like maybe something got bumped when it was apart of your 1 tooth off 1 way or another.
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timsparrow69
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Re: Engine Starting Problems

Postby timsparrow69 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:43 pm

ok so try turnin the crankshaft jus a little so the gears and shaft match correctly?

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Re: Engine Starting Problems

Postby tekatlarge » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:47 am

You got the idea... :cool:
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lmtpop
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Re: Engine Starting Problems

Postby lmtpop » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:37 pm

i am having the same trouble. did bumping the engine over slightly help with the installation? this is what i figured has happened but with the distro out i did not want to move the engine and risk timing issues later.

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Re: Engine Starting Problems

Postby kirkland2887 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:20 pm

This is what i do. seat the distributor. as you pull up on it, the shaft and rotor turn as it raises. it takes a couple of minutes bit it works. seat the distributor. if the rotor isnt pointing where it needs to, raise the distibutor. do so slowly so you can feel the gear un-mess. move one tooth over. make sure you keep the rotation the same. the distibutor wont seat on every tooth, but every time it does, the oil pump shaft will turn when you raise it. keep going till you get sweet spot.


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