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My recntly purchased 1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L's ignition timing is set at 26 degrees. How do I set it at the proper 10 degrees?

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the mark to the right of the pully will be 0 .. it will be like this. 8 6 4 2 0

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Most of the engines are set at 15 degrees before top dead center, some of the civic (1.5) are set at 16 before, exc one that is 12 before. . You didn't specify what engine, but most of the 2.3, 2.2 are 15. Think you have one of these. Hope this helps yoou, rick

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a lot of cars now a days have an emergency fuel shut off switch this prevents fuel from being spit out after an accident i dont know about the location but if you took it to a shop they probably would

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Not sure but you may have a radio that needs a code input. the radio thinks it was taken out and a code needs to be put back in at the proper time. if you bought the truck new it should be in oners manual. if not you have to get it from a dealer. you may have to pay for it.

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