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Engine timing set procedure for 1992 Mercury Capri non turbo engine.

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  • randy_bradsh Jun 17, 2009

    I checked out the site you recommended and read the procedure. It doesn't help. I went to the library and have the instructions from a Chilton manual for setting the ignition timing, which is what I needed but there are no pictures of components to guide me in doing one critical thing.

    There is a Self Test Input (STI) socket on the right rear section of the engine compartment that should be grounded before the timing light is used to set the distributor position. I don't know which socket it is and which wire to ground because Chilton did not provide a picture or drawing of the connector. My 1992 Capri engine code Z, has three connectors attached to the firewall on the right side. One is socket is Yellow and is a single wire, the next socket is Blue with 2 wires and the thirdsocket is Blue with 6 positions but only 4 wires connected.

    Can you tell me if any of these are the STI plug and which wire to ground?


  • randy_bradsh Jun 17, 2009

    Correction, the third socket is Green and has 6 positions but only 4 wires.

  • randy_bradsh Jun 17, 2009

    I have the procedure down OK but I don't know what the STI connector looks like. Is it a blue 2 slot shell with 2 wires connected on the passenger side of the firewall ? If that is it I can jumper it and finish the job.

  • randy_bradsh Jun 17, 2009

    What does the STI connector on a 1992 Mercury Capri look like?????
    I need to ground it before I can set the ignition timing to 2 degrees BTDC.


  • randy_bradsh Jun 18, 2009

    Yes I was able to find everything I needed.

    Thank You for the links to manuals and procedures it will also come in handy in the future.

    RB

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That should be the one.

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GO HERE for all the info you could ever want about your Capri.

HERE is the Service Manual.


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  1. Verify ignition timing is 2°±1°BTDC.
  2. If marks are not aligned, loosen mounting bolts and turn distributor until timing is set.
  3. Tighten mounting bolts.
  4. Reconnect vacuum hoses.
  5. Remove jumper wire from STI connector.
  6. Remove timing light.
  7. this is the last of the steps let me know if you need anymore info.

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Hi Randy

I found a site called TeamCapri.com they have step by step directions with diagrams that are printable. That should help you. The section is called removing and replacing the Timing Belt.

hope this helps.

regards,

voodoo

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