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My engine timing is currently set at 5 degrees and smog tech says it needs to be set to factory specs 15 degrees? car is running great now. How do I adjust? The car is a 1993 Honda Accord wgn 4cly automatic. The distributor was installed new 5,000 miles ago.

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  • chrismindt Jun 23, 2009

    On this model honda the ditributor is bolted in three places and I can't see how it would rotate... and I shot a timing light down at the harmonic balancer and the belts are in the way and I could not see any timing marks or an arrow ect. Is this done from under the car?

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At the base of the distributor there is a metal bracket with a bolt holding the bracket to the intake manifold. This is the distributor hold down bracket and you will need to loosen the bolt a few turns. A timing light is needed to find the correct timing of the engine, so connect one to the car in proper order. With the clamp loose and the timing light on, start the car and point the timing light at the harmonic balancer where the timing gauge is located on the timing belt cover. The light will show you where the timing is and so adjust the distributor (clockwise or counter-clockwise) until the desired setting is achieved. When the timing is set, turn off the car and tighten up the hold down bolt, be careful not to turn the distributor, and this is how to set the timing.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Terry Janzen Jun 26, 2009

    The belts are always in the way unfortunatly. The timing is set from the top of the engine and if possible, remove the belts so you can see the mark on the balancer (rotate the motor to find it). This way you can also find the location of the timing marks on the cover. Put the belts back on to set the timing and the distributor will turn, it is not the cap but the entire ditributor body that turnes.

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