Head gasket busted on my 94 ford ranger. Put new gaskets, spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap. I made a big mistake and did not mark the distributor locations when pulling it out. When I started

Asked by Nov 07, 2015 at 02:25 PM about the 1994 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers


Pull plug out of #1 cylinder ... rotate engine untill piston is at the very top. Line up the distributor until it just at 1 position... put plug back in and crank ,,, if no start up are probable 180 degrees out (2 revolutions of the engine = 1 revolution of the distributor) so pull the plug out and rotate the engine 1 revolution .. then try again

How do I rotate engine


easiest way is to remove all the spark plugs (engine is real easy to turn with no compression) and turn the belt pulley by hand

I'm going to do this.thank you

Do I take the belt off


The Timing belt? Yes

I removed the spark plugs, but the engine will not turn

And removed the timing belt

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