Timing issues. :confused: - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Engines & Drivetrain > Timing issues. :confused:

Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!ROCK BOTTOM prices on LIFT KITS at Rockridge4wd!! WANT TO Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 04-28-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
BlackBetty01xj
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 58
Timing issues. :confused:

Well lets start from the beginning. I was replacing the cam sensor on my 01 XJ 4.0 i6 COIL PACKED. i pulled the sensor out and seen the inside was shreded all to $h1t. so i went up to good ole parts store, got a new one for 49.99 and came home to put it on and noticed there was more pieces of plastic,metal ect. down in the distributor shaft. So like a COMPLETE idiot i decided to take the shaft out, didnt mark it or anything, just took it out. cleaned it all out and everything then put new sensor on and bolted it all up plugged it in and connected the battery and tried to start it and got a few nice backfires and NO start. so apparently i screwed up my timing. What can i do to get this fixed besideds going to the dealer or breaking my pockets? Please any help would be great. Again this is the coil pack model not distributor.

__________________
May GOD have mercy on my enemies, Because I WONT!
BlackBetty01xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
laybackman
Bikini Bridge Inspector
 
laybackman's Avatar
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 6,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackBetty01xj View Post
Well lets start from the beginning. I was replacing the cam sensor on my 01 XJ 4.0 i6 COIL PACKED. i pulled the sensor out and seen the inside was shreded all to $h1t. so i went up to good ole parts store, got a new one for 49.99 and came home to put it on and noticed there was more pieces of plastic,metal ect. down in the distributor shaft. So like a COMPLETE idiot i decided to take the shaft out, didnt mark it or anything, just took it out. cleaned it all out and everything then put new sensor on and bolted it all up plugged it in and connected the battery and tried to start it and got a few nice backfires and NO start. so apparently i screwed up my timing. What can i do to get this fixed besideds going to the dealer or breaking my pockets? Please any help would be great. Again this is the coil pack model not distributor.
The camshaft position sensor sits on top of what used to be the distributor shaft. That shaft has a gear which gets power from the camshaft AND drives the oil pump

That shaft has a tab at the bottom that sits in and drives the oil pump. IF you did not move this engine's internals during the time it was out of the engine, it could only go back in two ways correct or 180 out! Pull it out, spin it 180 and stab it back in! Let us know how you make out?

The only other solution is to get this engine back up to TDC on the compression stroke and then install the shaft.
__________________
"Taking care of our veterans is a cost of war. If you can spend six trillion dollars sending people to war, you can spend a few billion dollars taking care of them when they come home"
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

If what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger, I should be able to bench press a Grand Cherokee by now!
laybackman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
WhiteMtnJeep
The Punk Made My Day.....
 
WhiteMtnJeep's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lakeside, Arizona
Posts: 3,456
Read this, it's for the TJ but the process is the same (4.0L I6)

http://www.4x4xplor.com/cps.htm
__________________
Silence is Golden, Duct tape comes in Many Colors.

Journeyman Polyphase Meterman IBEW Local 387

Work with enthusiasm as though you were working for the Lord rather than for man.

http://www.treadlightly.org/

Siena Jeep Owner's Member 25

/l ,[____],
l---L -0lllllll0-

()_) ()_)-O-)_)
WhiteMtnJeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-02-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
BlackBetty01xj
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 58
I broke down and called a garage locally and they are picking it up tomorrow. I will keep you all posted on what it is or was wrong for future reference.
__________________
May GOD have mercy on my enemies, Because I WONT!
BlackBetty01xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-02-2013, 10:23 PM   #5
BlackBetty01xj
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 58
Threw the towel in on it. I tried TDC and everything. Still no start and backfiring.
__________________
May GOD have mercy on my enemies, Because I WONT!
BlackBetty01xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.