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2000 Honda Civic Question: Is oil supposed to be on the fork part of my distributor?

 

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torja1987, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Halethorpe, MD, April 04, 2014, 16:45
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I just had my timing replaced and ive done everything to my spark plugs, wires, rotor, everything. There is oil on the fork tip and it cranks but wont turn over. I know its a timing issue.

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    asksteevies April 04, 2014, 17:58
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    No , shouldnt be any oil..

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    torja1987, April 04, 2014, 18:26
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    What could it mean if there is oil on it? Could it be my gasket? Should I replace the whole distributor?

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    ziptie12 April 04, 2014, 19:45
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    When you say 'fork tip' , are you referring to the part that goes into the end of the cam? It only should go in one way , and yes there should be oil on it. there should not be oil inside the housing. was it running before you replaced all the parts you listed?

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    torja1987, April 04, 2014, 20:08
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    No it cut off while I was driving..and yes it the piece that goes into the cam had oil on it..when I took the rotor off there was no oil in that part..sparks were firing thro the plugs(did the test) but it just wont turn over..

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    ziptie12, April 04, 2014, 20:17
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    motor won't spin or engine won't start.............'turning over' is a physical action , meaning that the engine is in fact spinning or 'turning over' Re-check your cam timing and firing order. Turn engine to TDC on #1 firing (cam arrow pointing up , along with the word 'UP' stamped on most) crank on white not red mark.THEN check where the dist. rotor is pointing in cap. Go from there.

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    torja1987, April 04, 2014, 20:21
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    Ok..I replaced my distributor and did everything that you said ziptie12. It won't start..I have no idea what it could be..

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    ziptie12, April 11, 2014, 20:00
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    IF the timing belt was on incorrectly while you were trying to start it , then you might have bent some valvw=es , time to check compression and if all that's good check fuel system/supply. Poss main relay.----- IF your reading this and still haven't gotten it running , reply with further results and I can tell you an easy way to verify if the main relay is working.

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