1987 ford f150 stuck at base timing (faulty spout connector???)
I was attempting to set the timing on my 1987 ford f-150 4.9l I-6, when the spout connecter is plugged in or pulled out the truck is always running at base timing. Not sure whether to replace the spout connecter itself or what? any help is very much appreaciated.
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let the engine get to normal operating temperature, then pull the spout (spark plug out) connector. Then hook up your timing light and rotate the distributor until you're at the timing spec you're looking for. I believe 10* BTDC is the OEM spec for the 5.8. Once you've got your timing set, put the spout back in. and you're set!
Here is a site to look at, has pictures that may help, also other wriitten directions that tell of other possible locations to find it...http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/830059-where-is-the-spout-connector-on-my-93-f150-5-0-a.html
Hello pennockgaryc: My name is Roger and I will help you. The spout connector will be taped to the wire harness that goes to the distributor module. Will be either grey or black and will be rectangular . This will be a plug that the wire only go to one side. One of the wire that go to the spout connector should be yellow with a dark green tracer. Just pull on the plug and it should pull apart. Set timing to specs of 10 degrees. Reinstall the spout connector and you should be good to go. I tried to send a picture but it was to big for this program. I hope this will be useful. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
10 DegreesBefore top dead center*Base timing specification*Set at warm idle speed (electronically controlled - not adjustable)*Disconnect single wire spout connector (yellow/light green) or remove shorting bar on double wire spout connector at ignition module (terminal #5)*All accessories off*Transmission in neutral (parking brake engaged)
*Base timing specification *Set at warm idle speed (electronically controlled - not adjustable) *Disconnect single wire spout connector (yellow/light green) or remove shorting bar on double wire spout connector at ignition module (terminal #5) *All accessories off
Automatic in PARK or Manual in NEUTRAL and parking brake set.
u have to unplug the spout small gray plug on driver side in the eng comp . on the fender wall on plug that set timming thing it should b 10 deg b4 top dead center then plug spout back in comp will adv timming