The wire sequence on the distributor cap just goes 1 thru 6, clockwise, starting from the number one position (which should be marked either on the cap or distributor).
The firing order on the head is 1-2-3-4 starting from the driver side. On the distributor it should go 1-3-4-2. I'm not really sure where the number one on the distributor cap is. Looking at the distributor from the passenger side, it should be the the top left or bottom left.
Yes the rotor should be pointing to the #1 cylinder when you are installing the distributor.
The distributor cap should have the number 1 marked on it. The distributor cap is installed with the # 1 position facing the engine , slightly towards the drivers side of the engine
Standing in front of the vehicle with the hood open, looking at the distributor, number 1 on the cap would be at the 7 o'clock position.
Even though you replaced the coil, it may be bad. You should test that first. If the coil is okay, it could be that the ignition wires need to be replaced.
The cap and rotor are considered wear items and should be replaced. No repair options are practical.
The easiest way to find it is to set #1 piston at TDC and see where the rotor is pointing, it should be pointing to number 1 terminal on the distributor cap.
Should have a small number 1 on the top of the cap.
The 1996 VW Polo distributor wire order is 1-3-4-2. The number one spot should be marked on the distributor cap.
You don't. It has a D.I.S. ignition system and has no distributor or rotor. There are three coils mounted over spark plugs under coil pack cover (center top of motor) Each coil fires 2 pistons. They are not replaced as a tune up item. They are only replaced if faulty. Spark plugs should be replaced every 15,000 miles.
There should be a mark on the distributor or it's switch plate that indicates where the rotor should point for cylinder 1. If you look at the distributor from the front of the vehicle, the closest center position should be for cylinder 2. Clockwise 1/8 th turn from that should be cylinder 1 position, but double check against the indicator mark that should be present.
The rubber seal is probably missing or bad. It should be replaced.
To find where number one spark plug wire connects to the distributor, remove the distriutor cap and set number one piston at Top Dead Center (TDC). At TDC, the rotor should be pointing to where number one spark plug wire connects.
Check the hall sender on the distributor, you can check at the coil connector using a led, it should flash when cranking the engine. After that it is most likely the coil.
How long should it approximately work a car distributor?
Easiest way to find it is to set #1 piston at TDC and remove the distributor cap to see where the rotor is pointing. It should be pointing to #1 cylinder position in relation to the distributor cap.
rotor should point at number 1 plug lead when engine is at tdc make a mark with whiteout ,on outside of distributor before you remove distributor cap. make this mark where the #1 spark plug lead would be if distributor cap was on distributor when you remove cap this is where rotor needs to be pointing
Spark plugs, distributor cap, and distributor rotor should be replaced. Ignition coil should be checked for corrosion at the post. Clean or replace as needed. Spark plug wires should be inspected for corrosion. Clean or replace as needed. PCV valve should be cleaned. Fuel filter should be relaced. Air filter should be inspected and replaced if needed. Oil and filter should be changed if applicable.
The marked # 1 position on the distributor cap faces to the rear and slightly towards the drivers side
At TDC compression it points to the number one post on the cap.
The cap should be labled. It is the post that is closest to the pass front.
Chevy 350 cylinder 1 on top dead center timing mark aligned , rotor should be at 7:00 (standing at front) distributor cap should be square with engine 7:00 should be at #1 on cap
make sure that the number 1 piston is at tdc on the compression stroke, then look and make sure the rotor is pointing at number 1. if not lift the distributor up and turn it towards the number 1 cylinder and put the number 1 wire on the cap were number 1 is, then wire it 1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2 clockwise It probably means that the piston is between the exhaust and intake cycle and that you need to turn the crankcase 360 degrees. That should put the distributor in the right place.
under the distributor cap It's to the passengers side of the distributor cap. Go to autozone, napa, any large auto store online, look it up. It should have a picture. With that you should be able to see it. I just replaced mine 2 months ago.