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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2000 Honda Civic Question: Is oil supposed to be on the fork part of my distributor?
Answer #1asksteevies April 04, 2014, 17:58Master
No , shouldnt be any oil..
Replytorja1987, April 04, 2014, 18:26Rookie
What could it mean if there is oil on it? Could it be my gasket? Should I replace the whole distributor?
Answer #2ziptie12 April 04, 2014, 19:45Master
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?
Replytorja1987, April 04, 2014, 20:08Rookie
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..
Replyziptie12, April 04, 2014, 20:17Master
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.
Replytorja1987, April 04, 2014, 20:21Rookie
Ok..I replaced my distributor and did everything that you said ziptie12. It won't start..I have no idea what it could be..
Replyziptie12, April 11, 2014, 20:00Master
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.