Somewhere in between from the midde to one side.
First Problem - Car did not run more than 2 mph after replacing a leaking water pump and timing belt.
Ok, I finally used the timing light. That was one of the problems, it was out of time. I went back and redo the timing belt work several times 2-3 times more until I got it right in conjunction with the distributor-timing light. The first time I was doing the timing belt I used the TDC mark instead of the -16 degrees mark, did not really know what I was doing the first time. So the spark was firing at the end of the compression stroke instead of a bit before. Oh boy it was a pain doing the work several times during several days until I got it right (I am not a mechanic). By the second time the car was runing but I did the timing work several times because I was adjusting better (a tooth more or less) the timing belt with the two camshaft. Finally, I found a way to hold by myself one camshaft (mark straight up) with a screwdriver against a half unscrew from the camshaft rod holders.
KHLow2008 you always recalled me if the car was out of time and if I used the timing light and you were right. Listen people, here you got one of the best mechanics. Thanks for all your help KHLow2008.
Second Problem - Car won't start, just 2 or 3 times more waiting a day or days between starts, I even had the car towed. Then it won't starts anymore. No ecu light code.
I try several things.
1) Measured the coil ohms it was good (I kept a replacement since once I had to changed 2 in less than 2 years).
2) New sparks - same problem
3) Measured several sensors and relay - same problem
4) New fuel filter - same problem (anyway the car needed it).
5) Local mechanic told me it was the ignition module, bought new one - same problem.
6) Another ECU - same problem.
7) New distributor - the way I found out what was the cause. Sellling it now on fleabay.
Finally, it was just the distributor rotor.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010 AT 8:29 PM