I pulled my distributer out of my 96 dodge ram 1500 with 5.9 motor then not even thinking turned the crank over to TDC so now i moved the oil pump shaft so how do i line it back up

Asked by Nov 29, 2015 at 03:25 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It is trial and error, a long big screwdriver to put down and turn the shaft that lines up with the bottom of the distributor. Make sure you are on the compression stroke, & TDC when you install the distributor, and the rotor should point to # 1 terminal on the cap.

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