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Unless you have had the timing belt off or it has broken the timing should still be correct. The way you set the timing is by taking the timing belt off and lining up the timing marks and put the belt back on. I added a link to a text how-to for setting the timing on the Zetec engine. -ZX2Fast
That engine doesn't use a timing belt.
The only thing you can do is set the basic timing by ear good enough to get it running If you just put the distributor in the engine. The timing is not ajustable it is controled by the computor. It requires an engine scanner to set the timing, not a timing light.
you need to pull your timing belt set your cams to zero they have timing marks and crank your engine to tdc and put your timing belt back on make sure everthing is at zero or you will not be able to get your timing right by moving your distributer.
Could be either a rod bearing that doesnt move much until a load has been put on the engine or could be a sticking lifter - hard to tell as either sound changes when a load is put on the engine
There is no timing adjustment. Put the 8mm bolts through the holes in both the cam sprockets at the correct points(bottom) and the mark on the crank gear with the mark on the chain housing(UP), and that is all you can do as far as timing. Everything is 0 degrees TDC. If this engine ever gets too far out of time, it will be a disaster for the engine.
Put your timing light on the number one spark plug wire and then remove the vacuum advance hose, loosen the distributor bolt and with the engine idling move the dist. unti, you get the timing mark on the crank to come to the correct notch on the timing guage.
You can not use a timing light to set the timing on that year engine. The ignition timing is COMPUTER CONTROLLED. If you have not fooled with the distributor then there is no reason to adjust it. But if you have bother it then you will need an oBDII engine scanner to put the timing back to factory specs.
99 zx2 has a non interference engine. This means if the timing is off or the timing belt breaks, no damage will occur to your engine. If you replaced the belt and your engine runs rough, misfires, bucks, that means you didn't put the timing belt on right. It's got to be put on perfectly with the crankshaft at TDC and the cams aligned. Have fun. If you can figure it out, you can take it to a Ford dealer to have the timing belt put on properly.
your engine would experience a slight bit of pre-detonation.
If you have plug wires, you can use an inductive timing light. Instructions will be included.
has the engine run since new timing belt put on? if not whoever did the work, didnt get the timing right.
Yes, if a sufficient quantity of gasoline went through it. Knock in the engine from detonation is going to be the main problem, which could ultimately render the engine useless.
does it have a computer, is it correct computer timing may have been moved while swapping.
some one put the wrong balancer on the crank. or put it on inside out...
You are changing the timing belt and you need o know where the timing marks are for the cam shaft and the crankshaft on a 1994 corolla Also how do you align the marks to put engine in time?
Double check all connectors. Check for engine trouble codes. Double check that the timing belt/chain is correct.
Bad performance ,pinging ,engine detonation,over heating, just too name a few.
to change timing chain is pretty involved if you are not mechanically inclined take it to a mechanic. you need to remove radiator, water pump and anything else like alternator a/c pump etc to give you access to front of engine. then remove timing case cover remove timing gears and chain. replace with new ones at correct settings put engine back to ther now if your engine is an over head cam there are more instructions
Put the #1 piston at TDC. Pull the Distributor cap off (2 clips). Mark the position of the rotor relative to the distributor. Remove the timing adjusting nut located to the rear of the engine just behind the distributor. Pull it out (it twists as it comes out). DO NOT move the Veh or turn the engine over, as this will make correct timing that much harder. Instalation is the reverse procedure. Adjust timing with timing light.
You can't, The timing is controlled by the computer it is not adjustable. If you had the distributor out of the engine, then the only thing you can do is put it back in with the rotor pointing to the #1 pistion on the compression stroke and then move it enough to get it running. Then you will need to get a OBD2 engine scanner and go into the timing mode and set the timing with the scanner to factory specs. If you did not have the distributor out and the check engine light is not on. Then you have no problem with the timing and no need to scan the engine, the computer will take care of the timing.
You could put a vacuum gage on the engine and time it for peak vacuum. A timing light is still better.
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Depends on make, model, engine, and year of the vehicle.
That requires an OBDII engine scanner to do that.