YOU don't set the timing on a 96, its all computer controlled. If your timing is off then you have a problem somewhere else. So if you timing is truly off then what needs to be fixed is whats causing it to be off. The computer sets the timing based on feedback that it gets from different sensors on and around the motor. And secondly i don't understand how you could even know if the timing was off in that car. But my advice is, if you know the timing is off and its not throwing any trouble codes, take it to a dealer.
Need to know the year, make, model and engine info but, most engines have timing marks that must be lined up.
If you suspect your timing belt has broken or the teeth have been stripped off of it, the only way to know for sure is to take off you timing belt cover and have a look. Some vehicles had / have interference heads. These vehicles will destroy their own valves if you try to crank them without a timing belt on.
The timing is computer controlled, there is no adjustments. I know this is a little late, but timing could be off because the timing belt is not properly aligned. If the timing belt is installed incorrectly the timing will never be right.
i need a diagram for my 95 Chevy beretta for the 2.2L engine. I'm tryin to replace the timing chain, and i need to know what to take off and what not to take off
First off, you do not have to remove the engine from any vehicle I know of to replace a timing belt. Secondly, your vehicle has a chain, and not a belt.
if the timing is off by 9 degrees at the timing belt, your in trouble... you would have bent all your valves..... if its off on the timing tabs then you need a timing light and turn the distributer until you get the desired timing..
yes your timing is off
if the timing belt breaks then yes it will throw the timing off.
A Galant has timing belts, normally the belts break if they have not been serviced. As for as jumping time they belt may stretch causing it to run bad or not to run at all. Pull the cover off of the timing belt and check the timing using the timing marks. If they are off your car is out of time.
If your timing is off, it's most likely because of the timing belt. I had this problem when I changed my timing belt and took my car apart over 10 times. You have to be dead-on precise when fitting the timing belt. If you are off one notch your timing will be off. It's that precise.
if the timing plate was taken off then just take off the timing cover and there will be notches on the timing gears so u can time it from there