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1989 ford bronco 302 fuel injected timing

I have a 302 with new distrubutor, cap, rotor, wires, coil, plugs, but after running it last friday and dies and had to jump it to start it the timing will not change when the distrubutor is moved which is causeing the truck to idle to low. also just found out only three of my fuel injectors where sparaying due to bad gas which oluged them up. need help only transportation

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  • www_kidgator Jan 20, 2009

    whats weird is the truck was fine and the timing was being adjusted that day till i ran it up the road about a mile and when it died had to jump it and thats when it wouldnt adjust the timing anymore. would really low battery with out a alternator charging cause this?

  • www_kidgator Jan 23, 2009

    thanks for the answers but have decided to put a brand new 302 in my truck so i wont have to worry about the motor

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    where is the etc on a 89 bronco for the timing

  • www_kidgator Jan 27, 2009

    the etc is in the wires that go to the distributor its a little plug that looks like a relay just unplug it and set the timing and then turn your truck back off and plug it back in

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    try to give it gas and it act like it is starving for fuel. has new pump, filter, plug cables,cap & rotor, relays, vaccum lines and a full tank. I have check for shorts and re-wired the pump and ground. It is a 302 with EFI. Could the pump in the tank be bad?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    plug wires were swapped to make run bad then swapped back. then truck sat for a month. then drove about 30 miles then died


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To set timing on these you have to disable the electronic timing control.The engine emmissions/tune label should explain how to do this.Change the fuel filter and replace injectors , be sure to change fuel tank and pump if a corroded/rusty tank is the reason for the injector plug issue. Just had one in shop that was a couple years newer but sat to long with a nearly empty tank and old fuel and original fuel filter that pluged every injector.Hope this helps some.

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On the bad gas part I would recommend to get some STP gas treatment with injector cleaner to put into the gas tank
try a salvage yard that has a 302 engine like yours and change the whole distributor because the shaft could be bad on that end

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    edgar walker Jan 21, 2009

    yes the alternator will cause this problem because the alternator and the drive belt play a good part in the way the car operates have the alternator tested and replace the drive belt because if the alternator is not charging your car is basicly running off the battery


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