the timing is usually set by adjusting the distributor and using a timing light on the number one cylinder and pointing the light at the harmonic balancer on the bottom of the engine crankshaft pulley,the timing mark on thr balancer should be marked on the correct degree for example 10 degrees before top dead center. as the distributor is turned the timing on the light will adjust to the balancer . to get the correct timing look under your hood for a sticker that has timing and sparkplug gap specs.
90" topaz mercury is getting hot and shut off and the starts when it cool off.? what is the cause of this and how do i fix it?
Have to take off the head, it's there.
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..
it depends on how far it is off . sometimes it requires removing and repositioning the distributor. if it is not much you may loosen the bolt that holds the distributor down and adjust the distributor left or right in order to advance or retard the timing. you will also need a timing light and a grease pencil preferably white in order to mark the timing scale on the flywheel pulley with the right degree for your car. usually two people are better than one since the vehicle will have to be running and always be careful leaning over a running motor not to catah your clothing or body parts (be carefull).
Just take the covers off the steering column, switch is there.
you have to take the timing belt cover off and timing belt to get to the water pump
Check all the fuses, if all are good, check the shut off relay.
There could be multiple things. FIrst check and see if your battery is bad, if not then take your starter off and get that checked and if that's not bad then its in your ignition system which none of the above is too expensive to fix.
If you fallow the rad hose off the top of rad there will be a body that the hose is clamped on to at the motor it will be under there
I believe that it is in the trunk left side behind the cardboard panel. Should be a sticker there indicating this.
a small bit ofen cut off of a piece of topaz
Check and fix the engine.
Your timing is off in most cases, or your carburetor needs adjusting.
take the old one off and fit the new one
It could be your off a tooth with your distributor
What is the engine? Year? If 2.3 L and the engine knocks due to low grade fuel 87 or 89 octane, then just back off the timing. Hope this helps. This engine should run on 87 octane with no problem. If not check the advance, and pick up in the dist.
you have to take off the timing belt. be sure to mark belt & gears so you get it off time
Is there a gauge panel dimmer wheel switch ? Try rotating it , it may be rotated all the way in one direction
If it is still under warranty, take it to the dealer. Sounds like the timing is off.
90% of the time that would have something to do with timing easy fix.
Take off the timing chain housing then using a timing gun and a 9/16" wrench and time the adjuster nut the specs for the make and model of the car
the thermostat is located behind the timing bet cowling. it is a bear to get off. i changed the timing belt and everything in there when i got it off. too hard to get off to have to do the job twice. the probem is that you cant get to the bolts and there is about 9 of them. i also changed the water pump.
Mercury is made of mercury.
locate the crankshaft sensor which will probably be behind or right next to the crank shaft which is under the timing belt cover you might have to take the cover off and the timing belt
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.