0 deg -or- TDC
With the distributor timing connector disconnected.
Zero TDC. / Top Dead Center
with a timing light....10 degrees
behind the timing belt covers
The timing marks are marks on the front main pulley. The marks indicate when a certain piston is at the top of its stroke. You can turn the pulley to a certain position, aligned with the timing marks, and no that piston is at the right position to set the timing.
The crankshaft position sensor on a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado is located on top of the timing case. The part can be purchased at any auto parts store.
Before you replace timing gear or belt check codes with code reader, may be a crankshaft position sensor. Sensor is very easy repair and L300 isn't going anywhere if that sensor is malfunctioning.
Its out of time. The timing is off, check the key in the flywheel , and check to make sure the the timing chain has not jumped or slipped a tooth.
The 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 uses an OBD 1. You can double check this bu looking at the emissions sticker under the hood.
You should be able to find a shop manual at your local library with the right info...make copies as they are usually only in the REFERENCE section....good luck:) If it is a non-turbo, it is not necessary to check the ignition timing. The crankshaft position is detected directly and the timing is controlled electronically.
check timing belt might have slipped
Timing marks are used to set the ignition, so that the spark plugs spark when the pistons are at the right position and moving in the right direction. The timing marks for your 1995 VW can be found on the front of the main pulley. The timing marks will be scattered around the outside of the main pulley.
On a 1995 passport it has a timing belt