Roger on spark!
Rules out a New Bad Module.
If the distributor ain't in time with the with the pistons,
You will STILL get spark, At the Wrong Time!
Not questioning your abilities, but if you are bumping the engine with the starter to get to TDC, it's EZ to overrun your marks.
I'M COPYING AND PASTING this from a Jeep CJ post I answered (My Favorite vehicle)
DISREGARD the firing order! And other Jeep stuff (like the manual tranny) It's for the Jeep!
MAYBE A THIS IS A REVIEW BUT THESE ARE GOOD!
if we got carried away bumping the starter - this way (below) will cut out possible "going too far with the timing marks
now that david and chad told you how
let's do it to slow motion
hide your keys/chock your wheels/ go to neutral
remove #1 spark plug
stick it back in , maybe 2 threads (instead of using your thumb)
rotate the engine with a wrench or ratchet (not the starter)
clockwise as viewed from the grill
when you hear the "hiss" coming by #1 plug=-=-=stop! ( a friend may be helpful to hear this at #1 (as the other cylinders hiss internally (usually fainter) when you rotate the engine manually
now, we are on/ beginning the compression stroke on #1 cylinder (piston is still coming up)
we ain't up yet!
ever so slowly rotate the engine (cw) till your timing mark (line) lines up with zero!
i have found that using the starter for the "bumpage" usually results in "overrunning" the marks, compression kicks it back, etc.
then you mistakenly rotate on around 180 degrees from where you should be (not sayin' bad things, but if you are new to this, it's an ez mistake!)
ok, back to our slow-motionage!
now look at the rotor button
it should be facing the "mark" you put on the 'stributor
.......or which ever tower you chose to be #1 (textbook or not)
the engine/ cam/ crank don't care which one it is!
as long as you were at tdc, you placed #1 spark plug wire on "that tower" (the one that rotor is pointing to)
and your 1-5-3-6-2-4 firing order starts there- and runs the sequence clockwise (looking down on the 'stributor cap)
installing it "textbook" cuts down on confusion later on, as you may have forgotten the "deal"- simply hooking it all up like it shows in the book will make it ezier in 8 months! (but you gotta install it textbook now!)
lets hears some info!
OK end of my pasting, Is it possible that it's the distributor, or the wires are, off in sequence?
Ruling out EZ stuff!
Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 8:56 PM