Find timing marks 1 on cranshaft and a staionary one mounted to engine around crankshaft area Highlight appropriate mark with chaulk Disconnect #1 spark plug and install timing light between plug wire and spark plug Connect timing light to battery terminals Disconnect and plug vacuum advance line if so equipped Start engine and observe spark flash on timing marks Adjust distributor accordingly to align marks
The timing must be checked using a timing light. Most mechanics have one.
Adjusting the distributor sets the ignition timing. To set timing you need to align the timing marks as specified by the manufacture using a timing light.
Check your timing... it sounds like it's too advanced. As far as I know, you tilt your rotor to change it (using a timing light to measure off the timing belt) or just use premium gasoline (the rumor is that it detonates slower).
jump terminal on the driver side with the blue-green wire and the brown wire then start engine and using the light gun check for tdc at a tolerance of 15 degrees
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YES! Any time you adjust the timing you should disconnect the vacuum advance.
perhaps crank pulley has slipped from original position
The timing is set by timing marks on the crankshaft pulley. Using a timing light the light will sync with the engine and show if the marks line up properly. To adjust the timing the distributor is turned slightly. There is a clam and bolt under the distributor, loosen these just a bit to be able to move the distributor.
The timing marks on a 1969 Ford 360 should line up between the timing chain and the cam sprocket. This sets the initial timing which can later be adjusted using a timing light.
An engine can be timed without a timing light by using the markings on the harmonic balancer. Each mark indicates 1 degree above or below top dead center.
the timing is usually set by adjusting the distributor and using a timing light on the number one cylinder and pointing the light at the harmonic balancer on the bottom of the engine crankshaft pulley,the timing mark on thr balancer should be marked on the correct degree for example 10 degrees before top dead center. as the distributor is turned the timing on the light will adjust to the balancer . to get the correct timing look under your hood for a sticker that has timing and sparkplug gap specs.
The spark timing marks are in the usual location on the lower plastic timing belt cover. The pulley has two marks (one white, one yellow) on the 1994 and up Miatas. One mark should be at O degrees, the other at 10 degrees when using a timing light. You have to jump gnd and ten under the plastic "diagnosis" cover with a paper clip before you check the timing. Now cam timing is a whole nother story...
A person can reset the check engine light by disconnecting the battery. It can also be cleared by using an OBD scanner.
Remove the number one spark plug, last cylinder on the right rear bank (passenger side) bring the cylinder to top dead center on compression stroke, check the rotor on the distrubitor making sure it is pointed to number one cylinder. Now you can set the timing with a vacum gauge for the best vacum, or using a timing light you can set the timing (?) degrees, depending on which year you have, firing order 18436572 NEW ANSWER : SORRY, but the answer above is all wrong. You cannot use a timing light on that year engine. The timing is computer controlled and you MUST use an OBDII engine scanner to set the timing.
Using contaminated fuel can cause an engine misfire which will turn on the check engine light. A faulty gas cap can for sure turn on the light.
A person can reset the check engine light by using an OBD scanner to clear the codes. This is after the problem is fixed.
The timing can vary anywhere from 6 degrees BTDC to 10 degrees BTDC , depending on the year , manual or automatic transmission , California equipped etc What year is your vehicle ?
There is an inline spout connector, kind of like a plug you would plug into the wall, that you have to disconnect before using timing light. This puts the engine in base timing. Set timing to specs and then plug inline spout connector back up.
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15° BTDC @ 2000 rpm. Remove crank case cover. Connect timing light to the spark plug lead wire. Start engine and run at 2000rpm using a tachometer to monitor correct rpm. Upon each strobe of the timing light, ensure the stationary marker point on the crankcase is lining up with the center mark on the magneto flywheel. If the marks are out of alignment check the woodruff key for damage and/or crankshaft for damage.
Generally speaking, most tempo markings are in Italian but you will find the odd piece using German.
Check if you have secondary timing marks installed. Mine are bolted to the oil pan and easily accessible from the bottom. Instead of using cyl #1 for setting the timing, you will have to use #5 or #8 (to make up for the 90 degrees offset to the factory timing marks
The question doesn't really make sense, but anyway... Timing mark is on the flywheel (open up the green cap), timing advance needs to be set at 6 degrees BTDC using a timing light. Hope i answered your non-question. lol
you can do this by using a scanner MT2500