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car died after timing belt alignment...help!!!!!

 
Old 07-30-2004, 06:27 PM
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ok first of all my car ran fine. startup and run ok. i just did my timing belt alignment by adjusting the distributor and using the timing gun to match the white marks on my pulley. it was advanced to around 16.

I let the car ran idle for a while and then poof!! the car died. the motor cranks and it seems to want to start. i checked if there is any sparks, but there were no spark..so i'm guessing it's the distributor. but the distributor is BRAND NEW from Distributor King!!

any ideas what else might go wrong? thanks.

*b16a gen2 on 93 civic ex.
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:30 PM
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what?
timing belt alingment by rotating distributor?

what the blue **** are you talking about?!
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: car died after timing belt alignment...help!!!!! (Kamin)

You can adjust the timing of the car by moving the distributor, but you sure as hell aren't adjusting the timing belt. As for your distributor not sparking, check the wires, ignitor, plug (make sure it's not loose), etc.

If everything is copesetic it's the distributor. **** happens and it was probably a coincedence that you adjusted the timing a little before.
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need more info. the step of how do check timing.
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Default Re: car died after timing belt alignment...help!!!!! (2lua)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 2lua &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">need more info. the step of how do check timing.</TD></TR></TABLE>

To check the timming you need a timing gun. Connect the timming gun to the number 1 cylinder plug wire, and shine the strobe to the crank pully. Then you can move the distributor to set the timming. On sohc's ingnition timming should be 14 degrees TDC with a +/- of 2 degrees. If this is a DOHC the timming should be set to 16 degrees TDC with a +/- of 2 degrees.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Kamin &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what?
timing belt alingment by rotating distributor?

what the blue **** are you talking about?!</TD></TR></TABLE>

sorry my bad for the wrong terms i used. i didn't do the timing belt alignment, it was "advancing" the timing using the timing gun (~16 degrees). i've already did the TDC a while back and my car was running fine ever since.

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ultimatehonda &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To check the timming you need a timing gun. Connect the timming gun to the number 1 cylinder plug wire, and shine the strobe to the crank pully. Then you can move the distributor to set the timming. On sohc's ingnition timming should be 14 degrees TDC with a +/- of 2 degrees. If this is a DOHC the timming should be set to 16 degrees TDC with a +/- of 2 degrees.</TD></TR></TABLE>

i did exactly this....16 degrees
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by handa &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> but the distributor is BRAND NEW from Distributor King!!</TD></TR></TABLE>

That might be the problem. Tryan OEM dist.

just my .02
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i thought DistributorKing is a very good and reputable distributor company. hmmm

i also found out my CEL is on whenever i turn the key 2nd notch. It stays ON even though I've used a paperclip using the CEL code test. any ideas?
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will advancing or retarding the timing all the way cause NO spark?

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