i finally got the belt on without it moving from tdc. i have been working on cars for a long time but have never had this problem putting a timing belt on......well needless to say yesterday she started up with no problems. was a little rough but i knew that since i needed to set the timing on the distributor.
Well the distributor was a bit off and the 1/2 inch of play was enough to set the timing correctly. So i had to pull the distributor out after setting TDC again and re insert it so the rotor would fall on the no.1 cylinder. The problem i am having is that it either falls after or before never on it. so the slight deviation we have to play with isnt enough and now i have a non running car again lol. cause now she wont start up lol
any ideas. first carb and dizzy car but i know plenty about mechanics but this is a whole new ball game for me. I have the service manual and all
Hey everyone. Hope everyone is doing good.
I have an '80 accord LX hatchback 1.8liter ek1 with a manual transmission
I have been trying to install this forsaken timing belt now for about 3 days.
I set the Tdc mark on the flywheel to the needle. The camshaft is also set to the needle. Now every time I slip on the belt the crank moves out of place moving the TDC Mark on the flywheel out of place.
Has anyone gone through this headache and if so what was your solution. Also is there anyway to lock up the flywheel on the TDC mark to not allow it to move.
The belt tensioner is on as well as the spring on the tensioner.