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What is the degree of top dead center for a 1990 dodge Dakota v6 3.9L

Timing off. What's the top dea center degree

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Still sounds like it jumped time. I was taught to time without a light. Advance the timing while running until it sounds its best and then back down maybe a quarter turn. Drive to see how the power is. If its better, its a temp. fix to belt replacement. Just to be safe check the compression on the cylinders first. Make sure you didn't bend a valve. Good luck.

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Think you have to put a flat bar across the back of the cam shafts same as the old ZETEC ford motors. Failing that are the vernier pullies marked with eithr O T or do they have a - or a . that line up with a position on the end of the cylinder head.

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From what I see in my manual,

1.There is a Timing Pointer on the back of the engine. There is a White mark on the flywheel. The white mark must line up with the timing pointer, for Number 1 piston to be at Top Dead Center.

2.Facing the engine, looking at the camshaft sprocket. The sprocket has spokes. On one of those spokes is the word, "UP" in raised letters, or there is a small Dot. As you can see here, the spoke with the word UP goes -> Up.
(Same thing of course if it is a Dot, instead of UP)

On the back of the camshaft gear, (Sprocket), are marks. On the edges of the camshaft gear. These line up with the top edge of the cylinder head. The surface of the cylinder head, where the valve cover bolts down to.

I'm sorry, at present I do not have a website, that I could link you to for a diagram, or photo.

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Hi can you give me the specs or degrees on how to set my timing with a timing light.i have a 1990 Dakota Dakota 3.9 engine.


Don't have the exact setting but it does not need to be EXACT. it is typically in the 10-20 deg BTDC (before top dead center)
The important part is the truck idles at the correct speed (controlled by the timing when all other systems are working correctly)
Locate the distributor (all of the spark plug wires lead to it) and LOOSEN thebolts holding it in ( 1 - 3 of them), do not remove them, just enough so it will rotate.
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If there are air leaks even when the timing is set correctly the engine will rev up WAY to far and if you do manage to get it to idle at the right rpm WITH air leaks it will most likely run too hot and have VERY little power.

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