1989 Toyota Camry Distributor/Timing?

Tiny
GRIFFO
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  • 1989 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 230,000 MILES
The Camry had been running fine. I had just been for a short drive. Got home and wad idleing roughly out of the blue. I heard a loud banging noise. I pulled out the distributor and it was cracked at the shaft. Replaced the distributor and the car will not start. The engine turns over but no fire. I have checked and there is spark. Gas (LPG) tank is full. A mechanic friend (without seeing it) said that it may have slipped a timing tooth. Do you think the car is repairable, and if so, at what price? Do you have any suggestions?
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 2:42 AM

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Tiny
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Remove all spark plugs and rotate engine by hand with a ratchet and socket on the balancer pulley until you feel air coming out #1 cylinder, rotate slightly until crankshaft timing mark is aligned with mark on engine (TDC#1).

Remove dist. Cap, dist. Rotor should be pointing directly at #1 cylinder on cap, if not, remove dist. And rotate and install so it does point to #1.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 5:07 AM

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