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How do i set the timing on my 1990 Ford Festiva

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Find a timing light and hook up pos. to battery negative to battery and clip on lead to no 1 plug wire, start engine and point towards from pulley .Paint timing marks with white out., they will show up easier when the light flashers.

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left rear of the car, by the speaker
under plastic cover
inertia switch, your short 2 wires
doesnt start?
fuel pomp relay/Advance about$55/
by the driver left leg under dashbord left
it should click, when ignition on
main relay, left fender by battery

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How do i set the timing in my 1990 ford festiva

use a timing light, fit one end to plug number 1 and the other to the gun lead, remove vac pipe if fitted and it should be firing around 8 degres BTDC, if not loosen dizzy and move just slightly either way. get it set and tighten the 11mm bolt.

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Will an 89 Festiva Ignition switch work in a 88 Festiva?

Think so - believe they changed in 1990
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ASP C-20-213, Ignition Lock Part, Ford Festiva 88-89 (C20213) Item Id: A-C20213

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1990 ford festiva over heated and blew radiator now will not start

Probably blew the head gasket, warped the head or the timing belt is broken. Look inside the oil fill cap and watch to see if anything is moving inside, cam shaft or rockers, when you crank the engine over. If you can see them and they don't move, the belt is broken. Probably time to get rid of it and find something else to drive.

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I have a 1990 festiva and it will run until it gets warm then it dies.

It sounds like an ignition problem. Next time you are experiencing the problem, check to see if spark plugs are firing.I would guess ignition coil.

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