Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: colorado springs
Ok dont laugh please I am need to the whole jeep world always have been a ford man, I have a 88 cherokee, picked up to replace my toy the soon to be ex sold while I was deployed, here is my issue: Yesterday she ran fine down to get gas, leaving the gas station she started spittering and back firing, acted like timing jumped a tooth, set the harmonic balancer to sero timing mark, #1 at TDC, rotor facing #1 plug. Pulled the cover crank timing gear at correct position the cam gear is 180 off, chain does seem stretched. Never seen a chain jump a complete perfect 180, if i rotate the crank to align the gears then the distributor is 180 out, which do I reset the cam and redrop the distributor when i put the new chain and sproket on or do i leave the crank in place and just rotate the cam where it needs to be with the distributor in and hope for the best? Like i said I never seen a V8 jump a perfect 180. Thanks for the help.