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.
You will have to have an oBDII engine scanner and then go into the timing mode with scanner. You will then move the distributor by hand while watching scanner until it is in the specs. You can not use a timing light. The timing is controlled by the computer.If you did not have the distributor out of the engine are move it, Then there is no reason to set the timing. The computer will do it for you.
the wire is under the dash next to the ecm on the passenger side
you have to put the car into timing mode:-unplug the TPS-Rev up to 3k about three or four times-Put a timing light on the crank pulley and check your marks (every car is different with there timing marks)-To advance to retard timing you have to loosing the bolts on the distributor and move the distributor shaft to the proper setting to adjust timing (Car has to be running and it may run rough because the TPS is unplugged this is normal)-Then recheck timing with timing light/gun and tighten the distributor shaft.Remember - If you advance your timing to run higher octane fuel to aviod detonation.
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.
There is no adjustment on the timing, It is controled by the computer. If you did not have the distributor out then there is no reason to worry about the timing, Unless the check engine light is on and you had it scanned with a engine scanner and it said that the timing was off. You will then need to hook scanner up to engine and go into the timing mode and move the distributor until the light goes out. Then tighten dist. and the computer will do the rest.
The timing on that engine is controled by the computer. You can not use a timing light. The only thing you can do is move the distributor enough to get the engine to run and have power and that is called the base timing. When it does run and the engine light is not on then you got lucky, but if the check engine light comes on, then you will have to get an engine scanner and hook it up and go into the timing mode and move the distributor until you get the cam and crank in time. The scanner will show you when it is in time and the engine light will go off. Tighten distributor and your done. The computer will do the rest.
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.
Your car is in limp mode. Limp mode is a safety mode your car goes into when you have a problem so you don't blow your engine. Its usually a distributor problem a map sensor or a timing belt problem.
It all depends on what year the truck is. If it is the older version with the round distributer cap, you need a timing light. Connect the timing light to the number 1 cylinder, which is the front one on the drivers side. next you have to put the computer in base timing mode. To do this you need to locate the timing connector, which is usually located in the passenger side under the carpet ,below the hvac unit. Unplug the connector and start the engine, then shine the timing light on the timing marks and loosen the distributor and turn it unill the marks line up .Then tighten the distributor, and reconnect the connector. If it has the flat cap , the timing is set with a scanner .
You can't it is nonadjustable, The timing is controled by the computer. And there is no reason to adjust it unless you had the distributor out of the engine and in that case you will need to turn it by hand enough to get it running, and that is called the base timing. Then you will notice that the check engine light is on and you will need an OBD2 engine scanner hooked up to the truck and then go into the timing mode and ajust the timing to factory spec. and the scanner will let you know when you have the timing correct. The check engine light will go off when you have the timing right. Then the computer will do the rest.
When it is disconnected it puts the electronic timing control module in limp mode,and then you can set the timing with a timing light.