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jrj202
08-31-2008, 08:34 PM
question: how do you get the timing on the oil pump and the timing on the distributor to match? i have lined up the punch mark and the oil hole on the oil pump and now the distributor is off. this is a 97 nissan 4wd 4-cyl pickup. is there a way of doing this that is not in the book? or a trick to get it to line up correctly?

admin
09-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Hi jrj202,

Did you set the engine to TDC no. 1 before starting the job? If not, the pump won't be lined up with the distributor when you install it. So, set the engine to TDC no. 1 (on the compression stroke), install the oil pump with the marks aligned, then install the distributor, with the rotor pointing to the no. 1 terminal on the cap.

admin
09-02-2008, 07:17 PM
Hi jrj202,

Did you set the engine to TDC no. 1 before starting the job? If not, the pump won't be lined up with the distributor when you install it. So, set the engine to TDC no. 1 (on the compression stroke), install the oil pump with the marks aligned, then install the distributor, with the rotor pointing to the no. 1 terminal on the cap.