Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 191000 miles
I have a 1993 protege, with 1.8 SOHC. I just replaced the oil pump. When I put the timing belt and cranshaft pully back on the engine, I set the camshaft timing marks to the 12 and 3 position. I also set the crankshaft pully to the timing mark at the 12 position with the mark on the block. Just like the haynes manual said. The issue now is I can't get it in time. It is timed TDC at the timing mark on the block and not the timing mark on the timing belt cover " T". I checked TDC on #1 and the crankshaft pully needs to rotate about a 1/8 of a turn clockwise to hit TDC. Should I taked the timing belt back off and rotate the crankshaft pully forward so the crank is TDC? The car currently runs, just idles rough and very low. I've tried adjusting the distributor but the timing mark will not come clockwise enough to hit the " T" on the cover.
As always your help is much appreciated.
Monday, October 20th, 2008 AT 7:29 PM