Question about 1988 Ford F 150
Timing chain was stretched so it slip.I am trying to put new chain and gears on.I need to know how to turn the distributor back to TDC.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: timing zx2 escort TDC ?
The cams have a notch in the back of them (facing driver's side) in which fits a flat piece of steel to lock the cams in place. The notches are not exactly centered on the camshaft, meaning that it's impossible to set them 180 degrees out, because then the flat piece of steel that is supposed to be inserted to lock the cams in place simply won't fit because the top of the cylinder head will get in the way. I highly recommend getting a Hayne's or Chiltons manual if you don't already have one. It should explain this process under the Timing Belt Replacement instructions. The cam lock tool (that flat piece of steel) can be purchased at ZXturner.com:
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
Removing the camshaft gear from the 6-300
Removing the crankshaft gear from the 6-300
Installing the camshaft gear on the 6-300
Installing the crankshaft gear on the 6-300
6-300 timing gear mark alignment
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Posted on Jan 10, 2010
Heres a diagram showing you how to line it all up, good luck and hope this helps,note there are two types of engines in this car with the 3.0engine i labeled them one is a push rod engine which is the simple chain setup, then then overhead cam engine this is the one with chains going to both heads, good luck hope this helps, also if your not sure count the vin digits from left to right the 8th digit is the engine vin # i list them on the diagrams,
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
SOURCE: when setting the ignition timing
The engine timing markers down on the harmonic balancer/crankshaft pulley should be aligned with the timing indicator on the engine block to "0" degrees when the engine is in the compression stroke for the #1 cylinder, and this is TDC or "Top Dead Center". When something blows out of the spark plug hole that only means that the piston is coming up on TDC, but the crankshaft will still have to be turned until the timing markers are at "0" degrees. You should be sure that you do know how to properly align the timing marks to "0" degrees, and the timing marks must be set at "0" degrees before the distributor can successfully be installed.
Be certain that the timing marks are set at "0" degrees and on the compression stroke for the #1 cylinder, or the timing will be 180 degrees off when you install the distributor. This has to be precise and guessing will not get the distributor properly clocked in so that the ignition timing can be correctly set.
Once you are certain that the timing is set to "0" degrees "TDC", then mark the distributor housing where the #1 position on the distributor cap will be when the cap is installed on the distributor, so that the distributor housing shows a reference mark where the #1 position is, then the distributor should be installed so that the ignition rotor is pointing directly at the #1 position on the distributor housing, or just before the #1 position mark according to the rotation of the ignition rotor. The distributor should be able to turn and point the ignition rotor on either side of the #1 position mark to provide plenty of timing advance or ****** so that the ignition timing can properly be adjusted to specifications after the engine has been started.
Be sure that you follow the proper timing procedure for that vehicle and remove any timing spout connectors that are described in the set timing procedures
Also, be certain that you are actually using the #1 cylinder to set the engine to TDC and to actually time the engine with a timing light. Here is a firing order diagram that should also help to assist you. Let me know if you require any further assistance.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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