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97 mazda protege 1.5L

Distibutor timing is off. how do i set it without a timing gun?

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  • thepinnical Dec 19, 2008

    there is poor acceleration and everything else has been replaced that could cause the same problem. also lower gas milage than usual.

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How do you know timing is off w/out a timing light

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

  • darin brown Dec 19, 2008

    you could have an exhaust flow prob

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