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    Need help setting the base timing

    Ok so I got a 94 previa no s/c. Had some issues with the distributor so I replaced it and while replacing the starter went out. So trying to replace that too. Long story short of me trying to diagnose problems and making more I need to manually crank engine so that a.) the old starter can be removed because right now starter is lodged in with all bolts removed itís not moving. And b.) I want to make sure that I have the distributor installed correctly and pointing at 1 spark plug.

    Im having trouble finding how to do this on the internet. Also this is the biggest project I have ever attempted on any car much less this wild ass engine. I learned about the crankshaft pulley and thatís what Iím looking for to manually crank engine. Am I right so far? Now where is this located on the van? Any help or links or threads or videos that anybody knows of would be very much appreciated

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    Re: Need help setting the base timing

    Quote Originally Posted by offman-j View Post
    Ok so I got a 94 previa no s/c. Had some issues with the distributor so I replaced it and while replacing the starter went out. So trying to replace that too. Long story short of me trying to diagnose problems and making more I need to manually crank engine so that a.) the old starter can be removed because right now starter is lodged in with all bolts removed itís not moving. And b.) I want to make sure that I have the distributor installed correctly and pointing at 1 spark plug. ...
    As they are independent jobs, let's come back to the distributor after you get the starter fixed. Does the attached section from a 91 FSM help?
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    Re: Need help setting the base timing

    The starter has been on its way out for a few months, so I wasnít surprised wen it went and could here the wheel spinning. It was the original. So I went ahead and bought a new one on rock auto. That info on the starter does confirm I got all bolts connected to it tho. And it is def very much still stuck. I read that manually turning engine will allow me to pull starter out? Is this correct?

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    Re: Need help setting the base timing

    Quote Originally Posted by offman-j View Post
    ... I read that manually turning engine will allow me to pull starter out? Is this correct?
    It can't hurt (though I've had mine out a few times and never needed that). You can use the bolt at the front end of the shaft, or just put a strap wrench around the SADS and turn it a little.

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