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Old 10-17-2003, 08:31 PM
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Cylinders 1 and 4 are companion cylinders.
Remove timing belt, pull the valve cover, rotate the cam with a wrench until number 4 is on overlap then number 1 will be on compression, rotate crank till 1 and 4 are at TDC, pull distributor cap and get rotor pointing to number 1.
Reinstall the belt, put everything else back together, and start it up.

If you must rotate the crank of assembled engine always turn crank in direction of normal rotation. Going backwards is a good way to strip teeth off belt. Also much easier to turn over when plugs are out.
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