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How do you get timing back after moving distributor?

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2011-09-13 04:09:37
2011-09-13 04:09:37

you will require a timing light and the correct information on what the timing should be it would probably be more cost effective to take it to a garage they will charge about 1 hour labour for this job

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moving the distributor will change the firing order. not the timeing.

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you need to reset the timing the distributor did not go back in correctly

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.

You can't set the timing but you can either advance or retard it from the distributor.

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Sounds like the timing is off or you have a bad distributor.

Remove the distributor cap. Remove the bolt in the clamp holding the distributor base to the motor, using a 1/2 inch box-end wrench. lift the distributor straight up. Note the orientation of the rotor. When reinstalling the distributor you'll need to stick it back in there with the rotor pointing in the same direction or the timing will be way off. The rotor will rotate slightly as the distributor goes back in. Also, the oil pump drive shaft is driven by a hex shaped hole in the bottom of the distributor. You have to wiggle it around a bit to get the distributor to slide down onto the oil pump drive shaft. Once you get it back in snug up the clamp bolt, put the cap back on the distributor, start the car and check the timing with a timing light. Adjust as needed by rotating the distributor. When the timing is right, and you do in fact have oil pressure, tighten up the clamp bolt.

The timing is not ajustable on that engine. It is controlled by the computer. If you have not removed the distributor / That is if it's a V-6 engine then there's no reason to worry about are to full with the timing. If you have moved the distributor the you MUST have an engine scanner to put the timing back were it belongs. The V-8 engines don't have a distributor. A timing light is the thing of the pass. There no longer used.

its the bottom plate that moves in the distributor to advance the timing

- Do not adjust timing on anything from the distributor cap. You can adjust timing by moving the distributor. - You need a timing light and timing needs to be at top dead center to start. Then make a visible mark on base of distributor and engine block so you know where distributor was when you started. That's in case you need to start over. - Loosen the bolt that holds the distributor. Only loosen it enough to move the distributor. - Now hook up the timing light, being careful not to get hit by fan, or caught in the fan belt. Aim the timing light at timing marks on the front of motor. You may need a second person to move the distributor for you. This gets moved very slowly, a tiny amount at a time. - Using white out, color the correct timing line on front of engine so it will light up when using timing light. - Start the engine while watching the light on the timing marks. You can tell the other person how much and which way to move the distributor. Move only until the marks are lined up . - When it is correct it will look like the light is on all the time. When the distributor is in the correct position tighten the bolt that holds the distributor. - After doing this, if the engine is backfiring, and you have previously had the distributor removed from the engine, it is most likely because the distributor is installed 180 degrees wrong. - To correct the backfiring remove the distributor bolt, rotate the engine top dead center on the number one piston. If the rotor at this time is not pointing at the number one plug lead then carefully lift the distributor from the engine enough to rotate the rotor 180 degrees. Then re-insert the distributor and try timing from start again.

The distributor is set to 0 degrees with a scan tool. It can not be done with a timing light.The distributor is set to 0 degrees with a scan tool. It can not be done with a timing light.

Correct timing is what ever the manufacture recommends.

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The way the rotor rotates retards. If the distributor turns clockwise, then turning the distributor clockwise retards the timing.

Typically a problem with the ignition timing. Possibly a bad rotor or distributor cap.

Distributor timing is adjusted by rotating the distributor. A scan tool is required to put the engine computer in distributor sync mode. The distributor is then set to zero degrees.

There are no timing adjustments possible, timing is set by the PCM. If you remove the distributor, you should note it's position as exactly as possible and put it back as closely as you can.

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Distributor Advance is the wrong term; the Distributor Advance system implies actually moving the timing components of the distributor to control timing of spark in the engine (A Vacuum Advance, is an example of this). Modern controls use computer spark mapping, through learned routines or factory set timing models to control the spark based on these tables, through the computer. In all essence it is the computer that controls all spark functions.

You can't, it is not adjustable, The timing is controled by the computer and there is no reason to mess with the timing. Now if you Have had the distributor out and put it back in and the engine will run and it has no check engine light on then you got lucky. Now if the light is on then you will have to get an OBD2 engine scanner and then go into the timing mode and move the distributor until you get cam and crank in time and the check engine light will go off. Tighten distributor and the computer will do the rest.

It does not have a timing sensor.It has a electronic timing controll module under the distributor cap on the left side of the distributor base plate.

Normally by turning the distributor, in conjunction with a strobe timing light


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