That requires an engine scanner to set the timing.
it has a timing chain it has a timing chain
The timing on that year engine is computer controlled. It requires an engine scanner to set the timing. YOU CAN NOT USE A TIMING LIGHT.
That requires an OBD2 engine scanner to set the timing. You can NO longer use a timing light.
The 2.4 litre four cylinder engine in a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu has a timing CHAIN
chevy luminas 3.1 engine does not have a timing belt. it does have a timing chain that will last well up to 200,000 miles
There should be advance marks on the harmonic balancer, and timing marks on both timing chain gears.
A 1998 Chevy Cavalier is an interference engine meaning any timing failure will result in catastrophic damage. A free-running engine will simply stop running until and can readily be fixed.
What exactly are you trying to do? Timing is controlled by the computer. Timing marks are on the timing chain gears. I own a 1998 Malibu JJ
There is no way to tell you, because the timing is controled by the computor. You can not use a timing light. It requires an OBD2 engine scanner to set the timing to specs.