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Unread 02-13-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
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distributor replacement

Just got a new distributor and before I jump in and tackle this just wondering if there is anything I should know. 92 yj 2.5.
And does anyone know what I should set the timing at. My plan was set at TDC #1 cyl set rotor at that and drop it in and adjust. I haven't put a distributor in for about 20 years so just want to make sure it's that same. Thanks for being understanding.

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Unread 02-13-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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Pull the cap and mark the rotor location on the distributor. Watch as you pull it out to see the direction it moves. Put the other one in.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 10:42 AM   #3
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just so you know on the 2.5 the only adjustment you have is when you drop it in.. the body of the distributor has a notch so it cant rotate. Be aware of this when your dropping your new distributor in.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 10:50 AM   #4
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So as long as I watch where the rotor is pointing then I should be all set and no need to adjust anything.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 12:46 PM   #5
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it has to point to the exact point when its fully seated. As I said, there is no rotation on the outside housing of the distributor when its in place. Just keep this in mind when you install the new one.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 01:00 PM   #6
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That is exactly what I meant. Yes. If it points to the same place you dont need to go to #1 just pull it and drop the other one in.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 02:12 PM   #7
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Ok, I will try to do this in the next day or two. Thanks for the help
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Unread 02-17-2014, 08:46 AM   #8
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Just replace the Dist. today along with new cap and rotor. seems to run ok it has a little skip it seems like at an idle. so is there any way to check the timing on the motor to make sure it is ok. I do see a timing gauge on the lower portion of the motor but don't know if and what it should be.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 09:22 AM   #9
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Its ecu controlled. I would check your injectors , plugs and wires first.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 02:14 PM   #10
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What should I do to check the injectors?
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Unread 02-17-2014, 02:30 PM   #11
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it has to point to the exact point when its fully seated.
Not really. it can vary a bit. tooth one way or other and the computer will adjust timing. I did experiment and moved it back a tooth and forward a tooth. Both times it ran the same.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #12
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It shouldn't run the same. If you throttled it there should have been a difference. Pull the injector connector one at a time and listen for a difference I the way it runs.
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