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I wanted to check the timing in my "88" ford tempo gl but the book says a triangle shape for the automatic and all I see is a straight line. What gives?

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If the timing has never been touched or changed....Don't Do It! Cars with point's, a condenser and a carburetor in the old days needed timing checked and adjusted if the points were changed for every degree of dwell it's off, it's off 1 degree of timing. With fuel injection, there's no need to check timing for the computer controls that with fuel injection. Also, do get a base timing on your car, you'll have to place it in "Open Loop", such as disconnecting the Coolant Temperature Sensor, but that will generate a fault code and you'll have to re-set your computer afterward and some vehicles need a Fault Code Analyzer to do so. Leave the timing alone unless someone has already changed it at one point in time or another.

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