I have a 1978 toyota pickup i pulled the distibuter and now when i put the new one back in i can't get bit to fire right what is the proper way of resting ti
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1990 Toyota Pickup Question: distibuter
Answer #1Andy Y March 18, 2010, 11:06Master
Distributor installation on the 18R, 20R, and 22R is pretty sensitive. If it's a tooth off, it will not run right, and if it's more, it likely won't run at all.
When you pulled out the old one did you set the engine to top dead center (TDC)? You will need to turn the engine to TDC, and make sure it's on a compression stroke. Now when you install the distributor, make sure the rotor is pointing at the #1 spark plug wire. Once it's running you can set your timing with an advance light. The emissions label under the hood usually has the timing spec