My manual says to check sticker under hood for ignition timing spec's.
My sticker is gone! Is there any vacuum lines that need disconnected? What degree's am I looking for? Actually, I didn't see any degree's on the pully, just 3 little dashes.
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The 5 digit code could be on a sticker found on the side of the glove compartment or in the fuse box under the hood. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- airbag reset tools
This is taking me back some...have not seen one of these for years......
Spec's are usually a sticker on the underside of the hood with timing and valve gap clearances.
On the crank pulley is a notch or pointer for TDC . On the front cover, next to the pulley, are about 4 timing lines . The hood sticker tells you the notch to line position for timing as these lines on the cover where painted different colours.
Being as you have no sticker...time it at warm idle speed with the pulley pointer/notch to the first line on the cover with a timing light.
To highlight the marks you can dab them with White Out or similar. Without a timing light you can only approximate the timing be rolling the engine forward while watching for a spark from the #1spark lead jumping to ground with an old plug in the end of the wire.
Another way is to drive and then stop to advance the timing at the distributor until you hear pinging on full acceleration from low rpm's. Then back off the timing a few degrees until the pinging stops.
A l-o-n-g time ago....we used to time engines with a vacuum gauge plumbed into the manifold down stream of the throttle.
Run the warmed up engine at 3500 rpm steady, with vacuum lines to the distributor removed and plugged, advance the timing until highest vacuum reading...usually around 19 to 23 inches vac'. Then back the timing off 3 degrees or 2" to 3" inches of vacuum and leave it there.
There is a lable (sticker) in engine compartment with info for this car, might be on the hood or radiator support or fender well areas.
See what lable you can find under the hood and read them all , one of them has specs for the engine size.
2.2l - 4cyl.
2.7l - 6cyl.
The other way , see how many wires coming out of ignition distributor , if it's 4 - you have 4cyl. , if it's 7 - you have 6cyl.
The relay may be located in the under hood fuse/relay box.
Check your manual for the location of the relay, if listed.
Check for a sticker on the inside of the under hood fuse/relay box for a possible guide.
UNDER THE HOOD IS THE VACUUM DIAGRAM ON A WHITE STICKER. IT IS LOCATED ON THE TOP OF THE HOOD OR ON THE STRUT TOWER. I HOPE THIS EVAP DIAGRAM IS EXACTLY WHAT YOUR AFTER. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA AND FOR AN HONEST RATING AS WELL. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. BEST OF LUCK.
For the six cyclinder is .044 and for the four cyclinder its the same . Some spark plugs maybe already pregap. Also before you gap the plugs, check under the hood and look at the vacuum diagram sticker or any other sticker under the hood. They somtimes display what gap is neccessay for the car. If you do find the info. and is different for what i gave you. Use the sticker info. Good Luck.
I had the same problem. Haynes manual don't show it worth a dukey.
If you put the dot on the pully straight up (look closely) you will see actually 2 little studs sticking out. This is where I aligned mine and it fired right up fine.
Now I'm missing the sticker under the hood to give me the specs for ignition timing and if there is any vacuum lines that need removed. Thats what leads me here.