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Old 11-29-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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Does it matter how you put it in? Does this thing need to be timed like an old motor? I've installed a new cam in this motor and I'm in the process of buttoning it back up with some headers also. Any tips appreciated or any how-to sites would be a big help also.
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The PCM compares the sensor on the crankshaft to the one in the distributor to determine offset. If they are more than 3 degrees apart from what they should be you will get a MIL P1345.
Rotate the distrubtor a little bit, clear the code and restart. Eventually you'll find it.

You don't actually adjust the timing this way - the PCM does that. You're just lining up the electrodes to where they need to be for optimal spark transfer from the rotor.
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Rotate the number 1 cylinder up to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke.








Remove the distributor cap screws and the distributor cap to expose the rotor.








Align the pre-drilled indent hole in the distributor driven gear with the white alignment line on the lower portion of the shaft housing.



Make sure the rotor is pointed to the #1 spot on the cap when its seated.




The rotor should point to the cap hold down mount nearest the flat side of the housing.








Using a long screw driver, align the oil pump drive shaft to the drive tab of the distributor.
Guide the distributor into place, ensuring that the spark plug towers are perpendicular to the centerline of the engine.
Once the distributor is fully seated, the rotor segment should be aligned with the pointer cast into the distributor base. This pointer will have 6 cast into it, indicating that the distributor is to be used on a 6 cylinder engine. If the rotor segment does not come within a few degrees of the pointer, the gear mesh between the distributor and the camshaft may be off a tooth or more. If this is the case, repeat the procedure again in order to achieve proper alignment.








Install the distributor cap and the mounting screws. Do not overtighten as they may strip. TIGHTEN Distributor cap screws to 5 Nm (45 lb in). NOTICE: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Install the distributor mounting clamp and tighten to the proper torque. TIGHTEN Distributor clamp and the bolt to 27 Nm (20 lb ft). Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Install the three wire hall effect switch connectors to the base of the distributor.
Install the spark plug and the ignition coil wires to the distributor cap. IMPORTANT: If a check engine light is illuminated after installing the distributor and a DTC P1345 is found, the distributor has been installed incorrectly.


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Thanks guys. It busted right off on the first crank. Now to tackle the rest of the exhaust. Yuck.
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