Asked in Ford F-150
All 4 cylinder cars have timing order 1342 but the leads don't go into a round distributor cap so is the order of the distributor cap from top to bottom or some other order?
October 01, 2009 12:25PM
What vehicle make and model is this ? and what year ? and what size of 4 cylinder ?
( 1 - 3 - 4 - 2 is the most common these days , but I've seen 1 - 2 - 4 - 3 )
More information please
Asked in Vauxhall
What order do the ht leads go on the distributor of a vauxhall Astra 1998?
How do you use a timing gun?
How do you remove the distributor directly from the drive and how hard is it to do?
It depends how the distributor is driven, if it is an ohv engine or the distributor is driven by a shaft in the side of the cyl block, the distributor should be driven by a helical gear. To remove this you loosen the pinch bolt at the base of the distributor that clamps it onto the engine, give it a wiggle side to side and just pull until it comes out. Obviously remove the wires and plug leads first, noting the order the leads are in and replace them EXACTLY as they came off, also mark the body of the distributor to a mark on engine block so when it is re-fitted, the marks line up for easy timing. Hope this helps
What is the firing order for a Ford Ranger?
Answer the 3.0 has a distributor that fires clockwise with out a photo its not easy to explain but I'll try my best looking at the engine with the distributor at the rear on the left side from front to back the cylinder numbers are 123 and on the right 456 place the engine at top dead center to align your distributor button with cylinder #1 from #1 going clockwise the leads are as follows 1,4,2,5,3,6 hope this helps draw this out on paper it makes it easier to follow
Asked in Spark Plugs and Wires
Why is it there is no spark in the spark plug leads?
How do you make the engine timing and the distributor timing match on a 350 Chevy?
IN order to answer this question, the year of the motor is a necessity because the type of ignition differs. Yet, since you are talking about setting timing it is probably a motor with a distribuitor, as opposed to coil packs. To set timing, you must have a timing light; a light with an advance is optimal and what I use. Start off by connecting the power leads of the light to your vehicle's motor and the other lead wire to the number one cylinder plug wire on your motor (the cylinder on the right bank in the very front when facing the front end of the vehicle). Then, start the vehicle and point the timing light towards the left side of the harmonic balancer, there should be a small plate with an "A , 0 , and R". On the harmonic balancer, there should be a small tick mark that keeps moving, that will point out the timing. In order to adjust timing, you must move the distributor back and forth after loosing the retaining nut for it. Set the desired advance on your timing light and then move the distributor until you see the tick mark hitting "0". Optimal timing for a stock 350 is about 12 to 13�. after the timing is set, tighten up the retaining nut, shut down the motor, and clean up. no it doesnt matter all 350 Chevy firing orders are the same! Moparman or whatever your name was, your answer has nothing to do with the question. And Gen III SBC are different. The first answer is right. Make sure you disconnect the ETC wire if your vehicle runs off a computer.
What is the firing order on distributor cap for 1956 Morris minor?
The 1956 Morris Minor is fitted with an A Series 4 cylinder engine which until during 1956 was an 803CC overhead valve engine ( later changed to become a 948cc overhead valve engine. The Firing order for both these engines is 1,3,4,2 with number 1 cylinder being closest to the radiator at the front of the car. If the timing chain is properly fitted then looking at the distributor, number one should be at around the 4 o'clock position. To establish the correct timing, one must establish TDC which means Top Dead Centre of the number 1 cylinder to line everything up. The easiest way is to remove the rocker cover, and turn the engine over from the fan blade / water pump pulley or using the starter handle. Remove the spark plug from 1 cylinder, and gently insert a screwdriver and turn the engine until the screwdriver is pushed out of the spark plug hole at the maximum piston position. Do this carefully, because it is possible to jam the screwdriver and damage the cylinder walls or piston itself. The correct position when the cylinder 1 piston is at TDC should be with both valves in the closed position which can be identified by the rockers at cylinder 1 being perfectly horizontal. Now climb under the front of the car and shine a torch upwards at the crankshaft pulley wheel on the front of the engine. There should be a dot stamped on the pulley wheel which should be lined up with the longest spike attached to the timing chain cover. Line the long spike up with the dot. That should be precisely TDC. Now, ensuring the distributor cap is off, look to see where the rotor arm is pointing. The closest high tension lead to the pointing position of the rotor arm is Number 1. Then fit back the distributor cap and fit the high tension leads so that they are 1,3,4,2 going anti clockwise. Strictly speaking, the trumpet ( the vacuum advance unit ) attached to the distributor that has a pipe sticking out of the top, should be pointing almost perfectly towards number 3 cylinder. You can now start the engine and it should run reasonably well. To fine tune the distributor, simply slacken off the distributor locking bolt a touch, so you can with a bit of force move the distributor backwards or forwards. Plug the pipe that comes out of the vacuum advance unit and rev the engine up a little and adjust the distributor forwards towards cylinder 1 until the engine begins to run slightly unevenly, then turn back a little. That should be the perfect timing position. You may experience a little bottom end rumble if the timing is too far advanced. Simply retard a little to smoothen out the revs.
Asked in Chevy Malibu, Thermostats
Where is the thermostat on a 2000 Malibu with 4 cylinder engine?
it is located under the exaust manifold, at the top of the pipe that wraps around the oil pan and leads to bottom radiator hose, in other words if you follow the bottom radiator hose it leads to a steel pipe which is where the thermostat is located, just before it leads to water pump, this would be a bear to change with engine in car...youd most certainly have to remove exaust manifold
What is the order of spark plug leads from distributor for a 1996 vw polo?
How do you set the timing on your Chevy 350?
IN order to answer this question, the year of the motor is a necessity because the type of ignition differs. Yet, since you are talking about setting timing it is probably a motor with a distribuitor, as opposed to coil packs. To set timing, you must have a timing light; a light with an advance is optimal and what I use. Start off by connecting the power leads of the light to your vehicle's motor and the other lead wire to the number one cylinder plug wire on your motor (the cylinder on the right bank in the very front when facing the front end of the vehicle). Then, start the vehicle and point the timing light towards the left side of the harmonic balancer, there should be a small plate with an "A , 0 , and R". On the harmonic balancer, there should be a small tick mark that keeps moving, that will point out the timing. In order to adjust timing, you must move the distributor back and forth after loosing the retaining nut for it. Set the desired advance on your timing light and then move the distributor until you see the tick mark hitting "0". Optimal timing for a stock 350 is about 12 to 13. after the timing is set, tighten up the retaining nut, shut down the motor, and clean up. don't for get to unplug the vacume hose befor you set the timing set timing at 4 degrees above top degrees center For a 350 Full size Chevy.... 1988-1990 TBI 20 degrees BTDC 1988-1990 MPFI 6 degrees BTDC Source: Haynes Automotive Manual
Asked in Subaru SVX, Spark Plugs and Wires
Does the 92 subaru svx has spark plug wire and coil?
What is the firing order for a 1989 Jaguar XJ6?
The cylinder order from the front of the engine is 1-2-3-4-5-6. With that in mind, the firing order is 1-5-3-6-2-4 The Distributor spins clockwise, and the distributor leads are wired the same. The # 1 dist lead is the left most front distributor plug, so if you're looking at the distributor from the front of the car as if standing at the bumper, it would be like the crude diagram that follows: 5 1 3 4 6 2
How do you time a 1987 Subaru gl?
timing is 20 degrees before top dead center at 700 rpm on the 1800 cc engines. The timing mark is under the spare on the flywheel. Take a light and look straight down on the back of the engine to find the slot exposing the flywheel . The flywheel has a 20 degree mark on it . the block has the reference mark . There are 2 bolts one loosens slightly on the distributor so you can smoothly but with resistance turn it . Place the timing light inductive coil over the number one spark plug lead . The distributor cap has the leads marked 1 thru 4 . Timing light usually gets its power from the car battery . Start the engine and adjust the RPM to 700 using the idle adjustment screw on the throttle cable where it attaches to the carberator/ air intake , point the timing light so it shines on the flywheel and squeese the trigger . Move the distributor till the 20 Deg . mark lines up with the line on the block . tighten the distributor gently , firmly and recheck the timing . Finished
Asked in European Cars, European Ford
What is the position of the ht leads on the distributor cap of a 1987 Ford Sierra 2.0L?
What damage would occur if a timing belt snapped on an 1999 A4 19 TD?
Asked in Chevy El Camino
You are not a mechanic can you set the timing on your 350 motor?
It's easy. All you need is a timing light. Attach inductive clip to no 1 plug wire, attach batt leads to battery, aim at balancer & pull the trigger. It will flash & Line on balancer in relation to pointer on timing cover will tell you where timing is. To change, just turn distributor & retighten the 1 bolt on manifold. You will probably have between 8-12 degrees initial. Some advance is normal. Do at idle speed so vac/mechanical does not kick in.
Asked in Nissan Pulsar
What is the order of leads to the distributor cap on an 89 Nissan Pulsar?
Asked in GMC Vandura
Where is the ignition coil located on a 1990 GMC Vandura Van?
Assuming you have a distributor (my 1989 does), remove the console and doghouse, the distributor cap is the round component at the back of the engine on top that has either 7 or 9 wires on it depending on wether you have the 6 or 8 cylinder engine, the wire in the center leads to the ignition coil which should be very close to the distributor cap. I have also seen where the coil is installed on the top of the distributor cap so in this case there would not be a wire leading to it but I think this configuration is on older models. Disconnect the battery, remove the coil and replace.