HI everyone! I just replaced the distibutor on my 95 YJ, 4 cylinder 5 speed. Now it won't start and that wasn't the reason i changed it to begin with. No i didn't take all the wires off, i just took the cap off so i wouldnt forget which ones went where. If anyone has any ideas please let me know..I'll check back later...right now I'm ready to pull my hair out....
Thanks for any advice :)
04-15-2012 09:14 PM
Did you put the cap back on in the same orientation? If you have it twisted one way or another, your firing order may be off, or the spark could be advanced/retarded too far.
04-15-2012 09:50 PM
Yes sir... I marked it so I wouldn't put it on wrong :)
04-17-2012 06:11 PM
If you pulled it straight out then dried it right back in it should be right because the oil pump shouldn't let it sit back down. Are you 100% sure it's all the way down? If you need more help I can try to walk you through it to set it right again.
04-18-2012 12:39 AM
If you pulled it straight out then put it right back in it should be right because the oil pump shouldn't let it sit back down unless you are 180° out. Are you 100% sure it's all the way down? If you need more help I can try to walk you through it to set it right again.
Sorry my phone has autocorrect and I added some.
04-18-2012 06:09 PM
I pulled it out and put it back in a couple times now... It acts like wants to start but it stutters and won't turn over...
04-19-2012 02:08 AM
I'm thinking you might have it one tooth out. try to look on youtube for setting the distributor. That's the easiest way to tell you. Btw don't feel overwhelmed because it is a very easy job. If the videos don't help just let me know and i'll do it step by step for you. I'm rebuilding my motor so I'll be doing it soon.
04-19-2012 10:12 AM
Thank you for the help... Gonna try to adjust it today.. Wish me luck :)
04-20-2012 08:49 AM
Where are you located? Im sure someone local wouldn't mind helping you out?
04-20-2012 08:42 PM
I fixed it!! Yay me! Just had to line the distributor back up in the right position.. Took some trial and error but I got it...
Just a side note it was stuttering and hesitating before I pulled the distributor,
I had it in 3 shops and spent a small fortune for them to tell me they couldn't figure it out...
Did some reading here... Spent $40 and a few swear words and now it runs great :)
Thanks again everyone ... WF is awesome :)
04-20-2012 08:43 PM
And I'm in Fayetteville NC if anyone needs help with a distributor lol
04-20-2012 09:13 PM
Job well done.
04-20-2012 10:08 PM
Thank you .. Now I can finally start on the fun stuff ... Whoop hooo