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How to check the timing cause it jumped a gear

How to check the timing cause it i think it jumped a gear. how can i check it to make sure it is in correct timing. were is the position of the rotor sit?

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To set the timing on tghe truck, first remove the negative battery wire from battery. Put the truck in netural and set the parking brake,block the rear tires. Remove the distributor cap and check the location of rotor..Then get a socket and ratchet and turn the crankshaft (clockwise) until the timing mark on the crankshaft vibration damper aligns with the (TDC) top dead center mark.Then look at the distributor rotor, it should be pointing at the #1 cylinder on engine. If not remove hold down clamp from distributor and lift up just enough to turn rotor and push back down to check position of rotor. Remember TDC on crankshaft and rotor facing #1 cylinder. Hope this will help.

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