If engine has been cranked while distributor is removed, establish the relationship between distributor shaft and number one piston position as follows:
Rotate crankshaft in a clockwise direction, as viewed from front, until number one cylinder piston is at top of compression stroke (compression should be felt on finger with number one spark plug removed). Then continue to slowly rotate engine clockwise until indicating mark is aligned to 0 degree (TDC) mark on timing chain cover.
- Clean top of cylinder block for a good seal between distributor base and block.
- Lightly oil the rubber o-ring seal on the distributor housing.
- Install rotor to distributor shaft.
- Position distributor into engine to its original position. Engage tongue of distributor shaft with slot in distributor oil pump drive gear. Position rotor to the number one spark plug cable position.
- Install distributor holddown clamp and clamp bolt. Do not tighten bolt at this time.
- Rotate the distributor housing until rotor is aligned to CYL. NO. 1 alignment mark on the camshaft position sensor.
- Tighten clamp holddown bolt to 22.5 N·m (200 in. lbs.) torque.
- Connect camshaft position sensor wiring harness to main engine harness.
- Install distributor cap. Tighten mounting screws.
- Refer to the following, Checking Distributor Position.