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Yamaha Grizzly 600 backfires and doesn't want to idle

Did you line up the stator plate line with the notch on the cases? Sounds like your ignition timing is set a bit retarded. I would pull the side cover off and check the timing marks.

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Timing for honda 160cc engine

If it is cam timing you are after there are marks on the camshaft matching the crankshaft that need to be lined up when assembled, if you after ignition timing it is pre set by the location of the flywheel key and ignition coil, but why do need to change the timing?

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Setting timing marks

Most small engines do not have timing marks. If your timing is off, its usually due to a sheared flywheel key, you can check this by removing the nut on the flywheel and seeing if you can tell the key slot on the flywheel lines up with the slot on the crankshaft. New keys are very cheap. If you are still having ignition problems, the problem would be in the ignition module. Also check your plug, just in case.

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How to test a ignition coil

you need a meter and test the coil 20 to 40 min after it has had power in it. but if its ruff idling and lacking power it could be the timing is out. or a bad plug lead or spark plugs. you not said what car it is. get your self a timing light. mark the timing marks on engine with white paint and plug the timing light into spark plug one and run engine the light should light up on the timing mark on the big end pulley. if not adjust the distributor till it lines up and then lock it off. also points in the distributor may need adjusting or replacing if there is not much left. and the cap as well you will prob find it is the points need changing.

Jan 17, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Show me timing marks on a 2.9 1990 ford bronco II

2.9liter engine?
there are 2 systems in the book, FSM.
DIS (there is no timing at all , it's fixed by the ECU) end story.

and then.
now the 1st quote
  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect the pin-in-line connector (SPOUT connector) near the TFI module.
  3. Start the engine and measure the voltage, at idle, from the SPOUT connector to the distributor base. The reading should equal battery voltage.
  4. If the result is okay, the problem lies within the EEC-IV system.
  5. If the result was not satisfactory, separate the wiring harness connector from the ignition module. Check for damage, corrosion or dirt. Service as necessary.
  6. Measure the resistance between terminal No. 5 and the pin-in-line connector. This test is done at the ignition module connector only. The reading should be less than 5 ohms.
  7. If the reading is okay, replace the TFI module.
  8. If the result was not satisfactory, service the wiring between the pin in-line connector and the TFI connector.
if the above fails, the ECU can not control spark. timing.

underhood VECI label is specific to YOUR truck and should be used if it differs from another source
now the next quote 2

This procedure should not be used as a periodic maintenance adjustment. Timing should only be set after the distributor has been disturbed (removed and re-installed) in some way. If problems are encountered setting the initial timing with this procedure and no mechanical causes are found, follow the spark timing advance check procedure found later in this section.
Do not change the ignition timing by the use of a different octane rod without having the proper authority to do so. Federal emission requirements will be affected.
  1. Locate the timing marks on the crankshaft pulley and the front of the engine.
  2. Clean off the timing marks so that you can see them.
  3. Mark the timing marks with a piece of chalk or with paint. Color the mark on the scale that will indicate the correct timing when it is aligned with the mark on the pulley or the pointer. It is also helpful to mark the notch in the pulley or the tip of the pointer with a small dab of color.
  4. Start the engine and allow it to run until it reaches normal operating temperature.
CAUTION NEVER run an engine in a garage or building without proper ventilation. Carbon monoxide will quickly enter the body, excluding oxygen from the blood stream. This condition will cause dizziness, sleepiness and eventually death.
  1. Once normal operating temperature has been reached, shut the engine OFF.
  2. Firmly apply the parking brake and block the drive wheels. Place the transmission in P(A/T) or NEUTRAL(M/T, as applicable).
  3. Make sure heater and A/C, along with all other accessories are in the OFF position.
  4. Connect an inductive timing light, such as the Rotunda 059-00006 or equivalent, to the No. 1 spark plug wire, according the tool manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Connect a tachometer to the ignition coil connection using an alligator clip. This can be done by inserting the alligator clip into the back of the connector, onto the dark green/yellow dotted wire.
DO NOT allow the alligator clip to accidentally ground to a metal surface while attached to the coil connector as that could permanently damage the ignition coil.
  1. Disconnect the single wire in-line SPOUT connector which connects the control computer (usually terminal 36) to the ignition control module. This will prevent the electronic ignition from advancing the timing during the set procedure.
  2. Using a suitable socket or wrench, loosen the distributor hold-down bolt slightly at this time, BUT DO NOT ALLOW THE DISTRIBUTOR TO MOVE or timing will have to be set regardless of the current conditions.
A remote starter must NOT be used to start the vehicle when setting the initial ignition timing. Disconnecting the start wire at the starter relay will cause the ignition control module to revert to Start Mode timing after the vehicle is started. Reconnecting the start wire after the vehicle is running WILL NOT correct the timing.
  1. Start the engine (using the ignition key and NOT a remote starter to assure timing will be set correctly) and allow the engine to return to normal operating temperature.
  2. With the engine running at the specified rpm, check the initial timing. If adjustments must be made, rotate the distributor while watching the timing marks. Once proper adjustment has been reached, make sure the distributor is not disturbed until the hold-down bolt can be secured.
  3. Reconnect the single wire in-line SPOUT connector and check the timing to verify that the distributor is now advancing beyond the initial setting.
  4. Shut the engine OFF and tighten the distributor bolt while CAREFULLY holding the distributor from turning. If the distributor moves, you will have to start the engine and reset the timing.
  5. Restart the engine and repeat the procedure to check the timing and verify that it did not change
  6. Shut the engine OFF, then disconnect the tachometer and timing light.

and last one more quote "MARKS"
Timing marks consisting of O marks or scales can be found on the rim of the crankshaft pulley and the timing cover. The mark(s) on the pulley correspond(s) to the position of the piston in the number 1 cylinder. A stroboscopic (dynamic) timing light is used, which is hooked into the circuit of the No. 1 cylinder spark plug. Every time the spark plug fires, the timing light flashes. By aiming the timing light at the timing marks while the engine is running, the exact position of the piston within the cylinder can be easily read since the stroboscopic flash makes the pulley appear to be standing still. Proper timing is indicated when the mark and scale are in proper alignment.

and last (open hood, look up, behold the USA fed EPA sticker
clearly stating the timing.
all 89s to present day.

Oct 08, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I need to set the timing on a 93 festiva

You need a timing light (assuming that it is the ignition timing that you want to set)
Locate the timing mark in the crankshaft pulley and mark it with chalk or tippex.
Locate the timing marks on the engine front casing.
Have the engine at operating temperature and connect the timing light to the #1 plug or lead(you can do that with the engine running if it is an inductive timing light with a clamp that goes over the cable).
loosen the distributor clamp and, with the light aimed at the timing marks and the engine at idle, adjust the distributor until the crankshaft mark lines up with the specified advance mark on the casing.
Tighten the distributor clamp and remove the timing light.
Be careful of pulleys, belts and fans, all can cause serious injuries if fingers, hair or clothing get caught up in them.

Apr 09, 2011 | 1993 Ford Festiva

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I have a kawasaki Pirraer 4x4 i yhink it has jumped time

The timing will not jump until there is considerable wear in the cam chain and tensioner, it would have been rattling severly first.
Check the timing marks anyway by finding the small timing mark on the flywheel casing and find TDC and there will be a mark on the cam(will need rocker cover removed) will line up with gasket surface or be verticle.

If it is backfiring trying to start it is often an ignition problem, maybe a shorted kill switch , or coil problem

Feb 06, 2011 | kawasaki KX 450 F Motorcycles

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Where can i find the ignition module on a 1993 saturn ?

The ignition module is mounted under the ignition coils.Just follow the ignition wires from the spark plugs to the coils.
The coils need to be removed from the module. There are two wire connectors to be removed as well.
The setup is similar on both engines available in the SL line that year.
Look at the coils carefully for burn marks from a possible errant spark discharge as this can damage your new module.Replace as necessary.


Nov 29, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SL2

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I hav had a briggs engine model 31P777 apart. How

valve timing or ignition timing?

valve timing you simply line up the tool marks on the cam and crankshaft, ignition timing is pretty much fixed, the only adjustment is a 10-15 thousands gap between the coil and flywheel. hope this helps

Nov 19, 2009 | Briggs & Stratton Garden

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