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How to set the timing on a 1997 350 Chevy?

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.

How do you set the ignition timing on a 1986 350 without an advance timing light?

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93 ford ecoline van e 350 put in a new ingition modular and a new distributor how do you set the timing when putting the timing light on it do you have to unplug anything first?

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.

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How to adjust timing on 98 silveraldo 5.7 350?

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How do you set the timing on a 98 350 Chevy?

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How do you check the timing on a 2005 f-350 diesel?

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What is the timing for a 1999 Chevy suburban 5.7 liter 350 ci?

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How do i set the timing if i didn't mark the distributor on a 1996 350 vortec?

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.

Do i need to unplug anything to set timing on 98 chevy 350?

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How do you set timing on a goodwrench 350?

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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.

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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.

Why can't you see the timing mark on the pulley when timing a Chevy 350 with a mallory HEI distributor while using a timing light?

perhaps crank pulley has slipped from original position

How do you use timing light on Chevy 350?

Will engine run at all if the distributor is not wired correctly