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DODGE RAM DISTRIBUTOR PROBLEM

1985 Dodge Ram • 180,000 miles

Installed a timing chain in my 1985 dodge w150 still won't start was told I was 180 degrees out of time how yOucan I fix this with out removing the chain again
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DLittle
April 2, 2013.



If you're 180 degrees off you simply rotate the crankshaft one revolution. The camshaft will turn half a revolution and the timing will be right on. If you installed the distributor with cylinder number one on top dead center on the exhaust stroke, it will be off by 180 degrees. You need to have cylinder number one on top dead center on the compression stroke when you install the distributor. If you never removed the distributor you don't have to worry about that.

What do you mean "it STILL" won't start? What led you to the timing chain? Which engine do you have?

Caradiodoc
Apr 2, 2013.