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How do you check the timing on a 1989 ford tempo using a timing light?

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Answered 2007-06-25 23:33:33

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

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