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Timing settings my jeep has jumped time and i need to know the exact degrees to set it at please and thank you

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My jeep has jumped time and i need to know the exact degrees to set it at please and thank you.


The first thing you need to do is to find out why it jumped time. Jumping time is not normal and shouldn't happen.

Tell me the last repair that was done on the jeep.

When was the timing belt last changed?

Were OEM parts used?

Were tensioners and pulleys changed?

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