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Distributor timing is off

I need to know how to set the timing for the distributor on my 1994 mazda 323 . it failed emmissions test due to timing on distributor but when rest it fail the co part . please help already changed the pcv valve and new plugs and wires on it as well . Changed the oil and filter

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There are 2 ways you can set the timing... the right way and the lazy way... if you do not have access to a timing light grab a friend you can trust... have them put the parking brake on and power brake of lug the motor (holding the brake and giving it gas) at the base of your dist. there should be a bolt of nut. loosen the bolt or nut and turn dist until it just starts to knock and back it off a little bit... and retighten nut or bolt... that should get you close enough... a timing light is still the most accurate and best way to set it but this also works its just more dangerous ie: getting ran over

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