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Here are the directions which explain how to reinstall the distributor. However, I noticed it does not mention that the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley must be at top dead center (TDC).
Make sure it is on TDC (see picture 1). Once that is done, then follow the directions. All remaining pictures correlate with the following directions.
1. Install the rotor, then turn it so that it faces in the direction shown (toward the No. 1 cylinder).
Distributor Index Mark
2. Set the thrust washer and coupling on the shaft.
3. Check that the rotor is still pointing toward the No. 1 cylinder, then align the index mark on the housing with the index mark on the coupling.
4. Drive in the pin and secure it with the pin retainer.
1. Coat a new 0-ring with engine oil then install it.
2. Slip the distributor into position. The lugs on the end of the distributor and its mating grooves in the camshaft end are both offset to eliminate the possibility of installing the distributor 180 out of time.
3. Install the hold-down bolts and tighten temporarily.
4. Connect the two pin and eight pin connectors to the distributor.
Spark Plug Wire Cap Location
5. Connect the spark plug wires as shown.
6. Set the timing with a timing light and With Service Check Connector Jumped and engine at idle speed.
Specification: 16 2 BTDC.
7. After adjusting, tighten the hold-down bolts. Distributor hold down bolts torque: 24 Nm (17 lb-ft).
Let me know if this helps. Remember, you want TDC (cylinder 1) and the distributor rotor pointing at the number 1 spark plug wire on the distributor cap. Make sure you have the wires correctly placed in the cap also.
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Monday, January 4th, 2021 AT 12:28 PM