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Q: to reply back to your email thanks for the advice&I will try that. on 1990 Toyota 4Runner

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I have replaced the distributor&cap,rotor.Then i try to start it again and it backfired,letting me know i am off timeing,So it just wind over&over as i move the distributor back&forth to find the right time spot and each move it just spit and popped. What do you think?
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It does sound like the timing is off I don't know if you can find an article on the internet about "static timing" the engine basically you get #1 cylinder firing (intake and exhaust valves closed)the crankshaft at top dead center firing #1 piston and then move the distributor so that it is about to contact the segment in the distributor cap for number one plug wire. Remove timing cover and verify timing marks for timing belt.
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