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How do you fix timing on 96 nissan sentra - 1996 Nissan Sentra

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    yadayada Feb 24, 2012

    Valve or ignition timing?

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For adjusting the ignition timing, you need a timing light.
Attach the spark lead from the timing light to the number one spark plug.
If the timing light is a powered type then
Attach the power leads of the timing light to the battery - red lead to the + terminal on the battery and the black lead to the - terminal on the battery.

Loosen the distributor so you can adjust the timing, start the engine and press the timing light trigger and aim the timing light on the timing marks on the crankshaft pulley. Adjust the distributor to the recommended timing mark for your engine.
Turn off the engine, remove the timing gun and tighten the lock on the distributor.

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it should be underneath your car in between the firewall and the engine. Now you don't want to supply direct power to your starter because you'll end up frying it. However to just start the car once you've located the starter, get a long screwdriver with a plastic handle and connect the two wires with the screwdriver.

As for a long term fix, without investing the money to replace the necessary parts. You will need to attach a wire that can handle 12v to both wires on your starter separately. Then connect the other ends of both wires to a switch that can handle 12v, and mount that in your car somewhere. Then whenever you need to start your car just flip the switch on until the car starts then once it is started flip it back off.
I know this sounds like a lot but it is very doable with about $5 and a little bit of time.

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Step1 First step is to open your hood on your vehicle and locate the distributor. Step2 Next loosen your distributor just enough that it will turn from side to side with some resistance. Step3After Loosening the distributor take a piece of chalk and mark on theharmonic balancer the timing mark so it can be seen easily. Step4Then take the timing light and connect it to the battery and the Numberone spark plug wire. Then have your helper start the vehicle while youshine the timing light on the harmonic balance and the timing mark onthe timing chainmag-glass_10x10.gif cover. Step5The Timing Light will illuminate the mark on the harmonic balancer whenthe Number one cylinder is firing. The mark should correspond to thetiming mark on the timing chain cover. You can then adjust the timingforward or backwards by rotating the distributor ever so slightly. Step6 When you have the timing where you want it then shut off the engine and carefully tighten back down the distributor without moving it.

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a drain and fill is about 3.5 litres.if you pump it out completely including the torque converter,about 10 litres

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check the coil packs if there geting hot they do that to they just quit firing

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