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Instructions for setting the time .1993 toyota pickup 3.0 v6 engine

Changed motor, and can't get the time set, it just cranks fast, the plugs are firing, and getting gas. can't figure out how to set in time correctly.

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  • knova Oct 08, 2008

    its a 6 cylinder

  • knova Oct 08, 2008

    already did that, its pointing to the number 1 cylinder. I do believe its out of time, I cant get it in time.

  • knova Oct 08, 2008

    Yes, that is correct.

  • knova Oct 09, 2008

    Thank you Toyota Ed so very much. Thanks to you and all of your help, we finally got the truck started, and you were right on everything you told us. Don't know what we would have done without you and all of your help!!!!

  • mitchell81 Oct 19, 2008

    need diagram to set timing on a 1993 toyota pickup

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    OK. Lets check a couple things:

    Please do this: Set the crank pulley to the TDC mark on the front case, above the pulley. Remove the distributor cap. Examine the rotor position under the cap. What cylinder is it pointing to? Please repost your findings. You engine may be "out of time", since you state that it "cranks fast".

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I can help you with this issue, but, is it a 4 or a 6 cylinder?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    it will turn over but its not getting any fire was driving down the road then it died and would not start back up

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    bad fuel pump or what?



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Please send me your e-mail address; I will send you the complete timing proceedure; the file I have is a .pdf, and FixYa will not let me upload a .pdf to the FixYa site. I suspect that your cam timing is off on the passenger side of the engine. You want the specs for a 93 V6, correct?

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  • Toyota Ed Oct 08, 2008

    Sent it to you just now.

  • Toyota Ed Oct 09, 2008

    Thank you very much for the FixYa. Much appreciated.



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