WRONG! Wet Fry, it is YOU who needs to find a repair guide or a buddy! The 3rd Gear is NOT a distributor shaft! It is an Intermediate Shaft Sprocket. The Distributor Shaft is driven by the Intermediate Shaft. The Camshaft Sprocket mark aligns with the pointer at 5:30.
On this 2.3l engine, there is a Cam Sprocket, Crank Sprocket and the Intermediate Shaft Sprocket (which turns the distributor shaft and rotor). When the Crank is set at TDC, the Cam Sprocket mark will be about 5:30. All bolts you are working on will be right-hand thread.
IT IS YOU WHO IS WRONG.....AGAIN WET-FRY! YOUR "BUDDY" IS WRONG, AND SO IS HIS SO CALLED "GUIDE"! OR...MAYBE YOU JUST NEED TO LEARN ENGLISH...THE RIGHT WAY, OR GLASSES...BIG ONES. I NEVER SAID IT HAD A DISTRIBUTOR, IT HAD A DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT AND ROTOR...THIS VEHICLE USES A CAM POSITION SENSOR. FORD WAS USING A DISTRIBUTOR ON THIS ENGINE IN THE LATE 80'S BUT NOW USE A CAM POSITION SENSOR INSTEAD.
WET-FRY, YOU ARE WRONG TWICE ON ONE QUESTION...THERE SHOULD BE A DEDUCTION FOR THAT...
WRONG!! CRANKSHAFT ANGLE SENSOR/CAM SYNC!! NOT A DIST. SO IT CAN'T HAVE A DIST. SHAFT.
IT HAS A C.A.S. SHAFT. IF YOU WANT TO GET IT EXACT.
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DZSOYCHBO38Q4YRT087Q34FUIAYBAVDS,734I3Q7PZSRHGPBVUZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....................HEY!!!!!!!!!! FELLAS!!!!!!!...............HI.......nothing to add.......VOTE FOR MICKEY!!!!!!!!!!! He's NOT A.S.S. certified and has no malice. ........your.mechanic, for all the expertise and years of experience , you sure seem to have this obsessive need to prove yourself by insulting others. I don't know about wet'f'ry , but I'm glad I'm not certified on 30 year old tests.Oh!!!!! my bad!!!!!....:) Have a nice day , and go vote (I'm gonna write-in that IDIOT ziptie12)
actually you just making yourself look stupid because the mechanic is right it is the crankshaft synchronizer and the camshaft position sensor it is called a p distributorless ignition system (DIS) just thought I'd throw that out there before you go and make yourself look like a retard in front of other people and everything he said by the way is actually pretty helpful if you knew what you were talking about