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This DIY service, repair and maintenance manual by Haynes, covers the following 1980-1985 General Motors automobiles:
- Buick Skylark
- Chevrolet Citation
- Oldsmobile Omega
- Pontiac Phoenix
Note: All U.S. and Canadian models.
Book Excerpt: 1980-1985 Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Citation, Oldsmobile Omega, Pontiac Phoenix Repair Manual
IGNITION, CHARGING AND STARTING SYSTEMS
DISTRIBUTOR | INSTALLATION
IF ENGINE WAS NOT ROTATED AFTER REMOVAL
- Position the rotor in the exact location it was in when the distributor was removed from the engine, as referred to in Section 9, paragraph 5.
- Lower the distributor down into the engine, positioning the vacuum advance mechanism in the appropriate position as removal. To mesh the gears at the bottom of the distributor it may be necessary to turn the rotor slightly.
- With the base of the distributor all the way down against the engine block, the rotor should be pointed to the mark made on the distributor housing. If these two marks are not in alignment, repeat the previous steps.
- Now turn the distributor housing until the scribed marks at the bottom of the distributor are in alignment.
- Place the clamp into position and tighten the clamp bolt securely.
- Connect the vacuum hose and wiring harness to the distributor.
- Install the distributor cap, and connect the battery feed and tachometer wires.
- Check the ignition timing as described in Section 2.
IF ENGINE WAS ROTATED AFTER REMOVAL
- Turn the crankshaft by applying a wrench to the crankshaft pulley bolt at the front of the engine until the number 1 position is a Top-Dead-Center (TDC).
This can be ascertained by removing the number 1 spark plug and feeling the compression being generated. If you are careful not to scratch the cylinder, you can also use a length of stiff wire to feel the piston come to the top of the cylinder.
CONNECTING ROD | CHECKING SIDE CLEARANCE
(Refer to illustrations 53.2)
- Side clearance can be checked with the piston/rod assemblies temporarily installed for bearing clearance checking.
- With the piston/rod assemblies installed and the bearing caps tightened to specifications, use feeler gauges to check the clearance between the sides of the connecting rods and the crankshaft (see illustration).
- If the clearance at this point is below the minimum tolerance, the rod may be machined for more clearance at this area.
- If the clearance is too excessive, a new rod must be used or the crankshaft must be reground or replaced with a new one.
Subject: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Citation, Oldsmobile Omega, Pontiac Phoenix service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563921545 | ISBN-13: 9781563921544 | Haynes 38020