Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Toyota

I replace alternator on my 1988 pickup. I had to remove

Customer Question
distributor to get to alterNatori...
I replace alternator on my 1988 pickup. I had to remove distributor to get to alterNatori. Everythinos back but now Truck won't start
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: I am moving distributor to find distributor right timing but no luck yes it turns over but does not catch.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced cap and rotor plus wires needed that anyway but I think it's a timing issue
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I'm pretty sure I have the wires correct but outside of that no
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Toyota Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Toyota
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 21 minutes by:
7/19/2016
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,468
Experience: Toyota Master Tech, ASE Certified
Verified

Hello, thanks for posting

Is this a 4 cylinder or V6? did it run before you removed the distributor?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
4
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it ran but the battery was not charging so I replaced the alternator but hat to remove the distributor assembly to get it out.. input distributor back but it just turns over will not start
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago

Ok, here is a way to get the distributor to the #1 cylinder;

Remove the #1 spark plug

rotate the engine until the crank pulley is at the zero mark, look inside the spark plug hole and make sure te piston is up, if not rotate again until it s

The engine is now on #1 top dead center

make a mark on the distributor housing where the #1 plug wire is on the cap

Remove the distributor cap

The rotor should line up with the mark you made on the housing.

If not pull it out and insert it back after rotating the gear until it's all the way down and the rotor lines up

The firing order is 1,2,4,3

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK I don't have socket for spark plug but can I pull back out distributor and line it up with #1?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Line up the rotor with #1 I mean
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago

Yes, you can do it that way as long as the crank pulley is on the zero mark.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I see the line down at the bottom and there should be a mark on the lip of the crank pully to line them up correct
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago

There should be a line on the pulley and a zero, 4 and 10 degree marks .

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago

With the crank at zero where is the rotor pointing?

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Turning over engine now to find the mark
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago

Let me know when the mark is lined up and where the distributor is pointing.

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just keep hitting the ignition but the mark wonthe line up it just goes past
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago

That won't work you have to turn it slowly using a wrench on the crank pulley, easier if you take the plugs out,

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Oh ok well I will have to do that another time it's dark now and my car is here at work. I will have to take the shroud and fan off to really get to it. Thank you for your help sir appreciate it!
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 1 year ago

You're welcome, hope I have shed some light on this for you>

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Ask Ted Ritter Your Own Question
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 4,468
4,468 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Toyota Master Tech, ASE Certified

Ted Ritter is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

965 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

175 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,225 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

12,676 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
I did a complete tune up, spark plugs, wire, cap and rotor
I did a complete tune up, spark plugs, wire, cap and rotor and now it's. Missing really bad when i put it in gear and i step on the throttle it Shake really bad … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,927 satisfied customers
I've had to replace an ignition coil and spark plugs on my
I've had to replace an ignition coil and spark plugs on my 2007 Toyota Matrix twice in the past 2 years, most recently just 2 months ago. it is now idling roughly once more. Is this a problem with thi… read more
Kavey
Kavey
86 satisfied customers
2000 Toyota Avalon, new MAF, new Iridium spark plugs, 2 new
2000 Toyota Avalon, new MAF, new Iridium spark plugs, 2 new O2 sensors....all genuine Toyota parts. After the car warms up, it misses on acceleration. I have put OBD2 tool and it shows no codes....tim… read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,702 satisfied customers
My alternator isn't charging my battery. Had the alternator
My alternator isn't charging my battery. Had the alternator tested but it still passes, fuse for the charging system isn't blown. … read more
Ted Ritter
Ted Ritter
Toyota Master Tech
4,468 satisfied customers
1989 Toyota pickup. 22RE engine. Water pump/alternator belt
1989 Toyota pickup. 22RE engine. Water pump/alternator belt keeps breaking. Something is locking up but after the belt is broken everthing turns fine. How can I tell if it is water pump or alternator?… read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
1,286 satisfied customers
I changed my spark plugs, wires and coil. Now my car is
I changed my spark plugs, wires and coil. Now my car is emitting a thick white smoke. … read more
AZTechBrian
AZTechBrian
ASE Certified Technician & Shop Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
732 satisfied customers
I have a misfiring code (P0300). I've changed spark plugs,
I have a misfiring code (P0300). I've changed spark plugs, plug wires and the coil and still have the same misfiring code … read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
We done a tune up spark plugs and oil, then we tried
We done a tune up spark plugs and oil , then we tried starting the 2006 Toyota Corolla and it didn't start no noise at all … read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
900 satisfied customers
Spark plugs don't want to unsvrew, 140K. I don't know how
140K. I don't know how long since I bought it used … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
It wil not turn over. I have replaced the spark plugs, check
Hello. It wil not turn over. I have replaced the spark plugs, check the battery and started they are both good, replaced the radiator, new crank system, new timing belt, has gas. But it still will not… read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
I just replaced the spark plugs on a '06 Sienna, it had a
I just replaced the spark plugs on a '06 Sienna, it had a coil "C" circuit DTC, and I found a slightly fouls plug that was not a Nippon Denso, so I replaced them all and moved the coil up front so tha… read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
965 satisfied customers
I changed my Denso spark plugs with NGK's on my 2007 Toyota
I changed my Denso spark plugs with NGK's on my 2007 Toyota Tacoma and when I go to start my truck, it turns on for 2 seconds and then dies. Also, there is white smoke coming out of the exhaust. I onl… read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
New battery, new spark plugs will not start just clicks,
New battery, new spark plugs will not start just clicks … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
05 camry, multipul cylinder missfire, spark plugs and cam
positioning sensor, and multipul misfire code is the only one 003 … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,702 satisfied customers
I just change the spark plugs and after i put the fuel
Hello, i just change the spark plugs and after i put the fuel injector back and all componet , i start the engine but die after few secons, what do you think it is? … read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
965 satisfied customers
Just finished replacing spark plugs. have it all reassembled
Just finished replacing spark plugs. have it all reassembled except the windshield wiper assembly. Engine starts, revs up for a couple of seconds and dies. … read more
ricardo hohl
ricardo hohl
automotive instructor
Associate Degree
1,818 satisfied customers
I replaced spark plugs on my 2013 tacoma prerunner. Started
I replaced spark plugs on my 2013 tacoma prerunner. Started it up and ran a short time, turned it off, and now nothing. No dash lights etc. … read more
Eric Gardner
Eric Gardner
Fleet Manager
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
233 satisfied customers
Engine turns over but don't start. All 4 spark plugs sparks
engine turns over but don't start. All 4 spark plugs sparks and all 4 gets fuel … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
44 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x