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Timing I guess you would call it electronic ignition. Located where the distributor would be. It is a small black cap with wires pluged in. This had sliped and was totaly retarding the engine. How do I reset this so engine is timed corectly

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  • fixallAm May 11, 2010

    well, there is no timing belt in the 3.8 , this is a camshaft P sensor and it should set correctly. 54 degree of the crank shaft position , and .... and you must have a SST to set it up correctly or your engine will not run... with some experience .. I will say do not west your time , take it to expert..who works on .. F... ford.

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That is called a coil pack. unfortunately you can not set the timing manually. either you have a timing belt that slipped on the crank and cam gears,or you have an issue in the ecm(engine control module) you need to take it to a shop and have a scan tool hooked up to it. the technician will be able to reset the parameters of the engine in drive mode and clear all the codes active/stored which i'm sure there are. if your having a issue with retarding of the engine it's a good possibilty that considering the age of the vehicle, a timing belt issue is likely,so i would have them check that out. please rate this solution.....thanks....please post back the results

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