how do you set the timing for a 1997 Chevy 350 5.7 engine
It has timing chain and gears. NO belt.
there was no 350 in the camaros in 83 just 305 and v6
Check it with a timing light and compare your results with the manufacturer's specifications.
you don't the ECM will do it for you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx You need to set the base timing on any car/truck that has a distributor. There is a tan/black wire that is usually under the dash down low on the passenger's side. This is the Electronic spark timing and the connector has to be apart to set the timing. That will put the computer offline while you set the timing to the specifications. There is usually a decal under the hood. Once the timing is set then reconnect the connector The base timing is set NOW the computer will take over from there.
Step one: Head down to Harbor Freight or Walmart and buy a timing light for $20...
There is an inline spout connector, kind of like a plug you would plug into the wall, that you have to disconnect before using timing light. This puts the engine in base timing. Set timing to specs and then plug inline spout connector back up.
It is not adjustable, its controlled by the computor.
If its a 350 vorteck there is no adjustment, Its controled by the computor.
The timing is electronic controlled. You MUST have an OBDII engine scanner to set the timing to specs. Timing light will not work.
base timing without EST hooked up is 0 degrees BTDC New answer; The timing is not adjustable, It is controlled by the computer.
10 to 12 degrees btdc
That requires an OBDII engine scanner because the timing is computer controlled. A timing light will not work on that year.
That requires some one that has an OBD2 engine scanner and KNOWS how to use it. The timing is electronic controlled. You can set the base timing by ear.
timing is computer controled base timing is done when gears are put on and timing marks are allined. there is not normally a timing problem there can be problems with sensors and wiring or pcm/ficm.
You can not use a timing light to set the timing on that year engine. The timing is computer controlled and it requires a engine scanner to set the timing.
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.
The only way to set the timing is with a OBDII engine scanner. You CANNOT use a timing light. The timing is computor controlled.
The ignition timing is set on a GM Goodwrench 350 engine by bringing the number one piston to top dead center. The distributor rotor is then pointed to the number one piston, a timing light connected, and the rotor turned until the correct timing is reached.
there will be a timing mark on the harmonic balancer. and a timing tab on the timing chain cover. point your timing light at the timing tab and you should see the timing mark on balancer. if not timing is way out.markstang.
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.
if you know the proper timing for the engine, and it depends on the makeup of the eng. all 350's are not the same. you need a timing light. loosen the dist. hold down clamp,and with the eng. at an idle , shine the light at the timing mark over the harmonic balancer.if you have to change the timing, rotate the dist. very slowly ,and watch the timing marks with the timing light. when the right mark lines up with the timing pointer, lock the dist. hold down clamp, with the bolt. if the eng. starts running real rough, turn the dist. in the opposite direction.
perhaps crank pulley has slipped from original position
Will engine run at all if the distributor is not wired correctly