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Old 09-17-2018, 11:46 PM   #1
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Thank you for the ad! I am new to the forum and Nissan as well. I recently purchased a 1995 Nissan d21 with the 2.4l motor for a commuter truck and Iím having some issues with the timing. I went to give it a tune up today, and someone before me has jacked up the ignition system instead of it firing off number 1 cylinder itís firing off number 4 so itís 180 degrees off. I read in the Haynes manual that the timing is controlled by the ecu and supposedly a home mechanic isnít able to time it properly but I donít believe that, so I figured I could turn here for some advice and tips and tricks to get it back right like itís supposed to be. Thank you for any and all help and the time took to respond I appreciate it greatly! Thank you again Tyler!
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to Infamous, The engine will run fine even if the oil shaft is 180 degrees off, as long as the plug wires are moved to the matching locations on the cap.


My truck was like that for a while.


To set the timing you need to unplug the Throttle Position Sensor, adjust the timing than re connect the sensor.
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Alright awesome thanks for the information! I re-adjusted the wires accordingly and it seemed to be fine. Is correcting the timing like is supposed to be as simple as pulling the distributor and aligning it right or is it more involved with the oil pump and timing chain having to be moved as well?
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No,you need to pull the distributor and the oil pump to reset the oil pump/distributor shaft. Don't have to touch the timing chain. Would be a good time to replace the oil pump. The distributor will only go on the shaft one way, so it can't be turned on the shaft.


where in Fl are you?
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Ok thank you for the information and I live in plant city.
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hello Tbenefield1988,

i have the same issue with my '91 D21 2.4L.

i replaced the oil pump and had to re-install the distributor. When i was done, the firing order was 180 off(#1 wire is on #4 on the cap)

the truck has been running like that for years. Should i mess with it?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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hello Tbenefield1988,

i have the same issue with my '91 D21 2.4L.

i replaced the oil pump and had to re-install the distributor. When i was done, the firing order was 180 off(#1 wire is on #4 on the cap)

the truck has been running like that for years. Should i mess with it?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Your call. It would bother me knowing it was wrong. But as long as the plugs are firing in the right order and at 10į btdc it will work.
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