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Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by 74fj40, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. 74fj40

    74fj40

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    so we can put enignes in cars, but we cant get the cruiser at top dead center to get the dizzy in.

    can anyone tell us how to get a 1988 fj62 with an automatic tranny to TDC. :doh:


    this is all we need to do to try an start it.. :crybaby:
     
  2. 2mbb

    2mbb SILVER Star

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    there is a timing mark on the flywheel on the passenger side of the vehicle. There's a little metal door held on by one bolt that swings away to open the window. Typically, there is a straight line etched on the flywheel that indicates TDC. turn the engine over by hand using a wrench on crank bolt, or using one of the accessory pulley bolts (alternator, PS pump,etc.) as long as your fan belts are tight. It's easier if the spark plugs are removed. When the timing mark is in line with the pointer, the #1 cylinder is either at TDC on the compression stroke (where you want it) or at the top of the exhaust stroke. You can put your thumb over the spark plug hole as you turn the engine to TDC. If your thumb is pushed away by air being compressed, then you know your on the compression stroke.

    HTH
     
  3. 2badfjs

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    did ya get it figured out max?
     
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