Okay I will assume that means that you pulled the whole distributor (shaft and all). When you remove a distributor, you are supposed to get cylinder one's piston at top dead center first so that the timing chain/belt stays on and everything stays in the right place. You get cylinder one at TDC by pulling the spark plug, disconnecting the coil wire, and simply putting a ram rod down into the cylinder to check the position of the piston. Then you take the ram rod out, give the key a quick turn (just to turn the engine a bit) and measure again. Do this several times until you are confident that the piston is as high up as it gets.
Since the timing belt is now off and the top and bottom half of the engine are out of time with each other, you will need to have the timing belt replaced and the engine put back into time. Hopefully none of the valves are bent. I would highly suggest getting a professional to take it from here.
Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 3:55 PM