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Any trouble codes or is the check engine light on at all? Here is how to check the timing to see if off and also how to set in the distributor.
Distributor Removal Procedure
Notice: If the distributor is removed from the engine, it can be re-installed using Procedure A as long as the crankshaft has not rotated from the original position. If the intake manifold, the cylinder head, the crankshaft, the camshaft, the timing gear, or the complete engine was removed or replaced, Procedure B must be followed in order to correctly install the distributor. A DTC code may also indicate an incorrectly installed distributor and engine or distributor damage may occur. Procedure B must then be used.
Installation Procedure A
Tighten Tighten the distributor cap screws to 5 N·m (45 lb in).
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the distributor clamp bolt to 27 N·m (20 lb ft).
Important: If a check engine light is illuminated after installing the distributor and a DTC P1345 is found, the distributor has been installed incorrectly. Refer to procedure B for proper distributor installation.
Installation Procedure B
Tighten Tighten the distributor clamp and the bolt to 27 N·m (20 lb ft).
Important: If a check engine light is illuminated after installing the distributor and a DTC P1345 is found, the distributor has been installed incorrectly.