To set the timing on a Toyota 22R engine find the distributor. The engine will have marks at which the distributor can be set. The OEM setting for a 22R engine is 5 degrees.
the timing shoujld be 8 degrees BTDC. If your engine has a vacume advance hose running to the distributor than you will have to remove it from the distributor and seal it off before setting the timing.
0 TDC / Top dead center.
The 4.0L engine's timing is 100% under control of the engine computer and cannot be adjusted. Even rotating the distributor as was done on older engines will not change the timing, the computer will override if you attempt to change it by rotating the distributor. There is no need to worry about the timing, the computer actually does a vary good job of setting the timing where it needs to be.
first i assume you have a timing light? if so you slightly loosen the 14mm (on most) bolt at the bottom of your distributor that holds it down and using the timing light point to the indicator marks on the harmonic balancer, then turn the distributor to the recommended factory setting, ( which i would need more info to tell you what it should be) new answer first you bring the vehicle to normal operating temp shut engine off disconnect the timing connector loosen the distributor bolt hook up timing light turn engine on set timing to zero shut engine off disconnect batery hook the connector back connect batery
A 1983 engine doesn't have points, but if you have changed to a points distributor use the same timing settings that were used with the original distributor. if you can time an engine with a hei dist. it's the same way with points. you have to use a timing light, and turn the dist. to retard ,or advance the timing. If the engine has been fitted with a GM type distributor there should be an access door to the side of the distributor cap. Use a "dwell tach" (with the engine running) to set the dwell, then use the timing light to set the timing. If it's not a HEI ignition then it's safe to assume that it's not EFI either so you'll set the timing by loosening the retaining bolt at the base of the distributor, then turn the distributor to align the timing mark with the amount of advance indicated for your altitude. The timing light will cause the mark to appear that the dampener pulley has stopped and you will be able to move the mark as you turn the distributor. NOTE! When setting the timing always remember to disconnect the vacuum line.
The distributor is set at 0 deg and the computer does all the advancing. You set the crank at 0 and line the rotor up with the line in the pickup plate then using a scan tool you sync the distributor to zero degrees. It can not be done with a timing light.
A 1979 Chevrolet pickup does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain. The chain will last the life of the engine and is normally replaced during an engine overhaul.
If you are setting the timing with a timing light then it don't matter where the rotor is pointing. But if you are putting the Distributor in then yes. When it is in, It must be pointing to #1 on cap so vaccume advance don't hit the thermostat housing when you adjust the timing with a light.
First place there is no need to set the timing if the distributor has not been moved. And there is no wire to unhook.The ignition timing is controled by the ECM / engine control module. If the timing is off you will have a check engine light on. If the light is not on, then the timing is correct. No need to bother, The computer is taking care of it.You have to have a OBD II engine scanner to set the timing.
The timing on a 1999 Honda Civic can be adjusted setting the distributor to the correct angle. Setting the distributor forward to much will mess with original settings of the ignition.
The 4.3L V6 GM engine does not have a timing belt it has a chain, and it does not directly drive the distributor.
If you have the 3.8L engine, ignition timing is controlled by the computer and cannot be altered without making changes to the computer. If you have the 3.1L engine, which has a distributor, you can set the timing as you would on any engine with a distributor.
The 3.0 liter V6 engine in a 1990 Toyota pickup has a timing BELT
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.
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.
Sounds like your timing chain might have jumped a notch. Timing is set by rotating the distributor. There is a nut underneath the distributor that locks it down. Timing mark is on the harmonic balancer, sorry I don't have the setting handy. I would start by checking the timing with a timing light. VBdenny
1986 should be carburatored and it is not required. That would only apply to a fuel injected engine.
The timing on that engine is computer controlled. It requires an engine scanner to set the timing. No other way.
wich engine do you have?
The timing is not ajustable on that engine. It is controlled by the computer. If you have not removed the distributor / That is if it's a V-6 engine then there's no reason to worry about are to full with the timing. If you have moved the distributor the you MUST have an engine scanner to put the timing back were it belongs. The V-8 engines don't have a distributor. A timing light is the thing of the pass. There no longer used.
Look a the emissions sticker under the hood of your car, it has the timing information there. Mine says disconnect the timing connector at the distributor and set timing to 0 degrees.then reconnect the timing connector I have a 4.3 vortec. After setting the timing you will have a check engine light, clear it by disconnecting the negative battery terminal or pull the ECM fuse for a few minutes.
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.
Chevrolet s10 v6 2.8 liter pickup timing degree, how to set the degree
Kind of hard to see the timing marks while the engine is running if you don't have a timing light. Don't know what year or make your vehicle is, but if it is an older model, you can "set" the timing by ear by rotating the distributor slowly clockwise and/or clockwise until you get the best "purr" of the engine. This method should suffice until you can get a timing light for more precise setting. but if the car want start how do you check it