Question about 1994 Toyota 4Runner
Ignition timing manual setting 1994 Toyota 4 Runner.
- Remove the distributor cap.
- Pull up the hand brake, place the vehicle in P or Neutral.
- Rotate the crankshaft pulley with a suitable tool to bring the timing mark at 5 degrees BTDC and the reluctor position in front of No. 1 position in distributor.
- Remove the rotor and adjust the distributor (by loosening two distributor locking bolts) in such a way that the No. 1 reluctor tooth just cross the G1 pickup coil notch in the direction of rotation in the distributor.
- Lock the distributor bolts, install rotor and install distributor cap.
Posted on Feb 16, 2015
SOURCE: I would like to set the timing
Generally speaking for any cars it's relatively obvious to find out the distributor cap by following the path from any spark plug wire form the plug to its origin.
In your specific case I expect that you doesn't have traditional distribution cap meaning that you can't adjust the timing this task being assumed automatically by your vehicule PCM.
In any ways you will adjust the timing by the timing belt positionning unless the belt is bad and jumped. If it's the situation the belt has to be replaced and a new one installed with the proper cam and crank synchro.
Why would you like to set your timing? Is your check engine light turned on?
Let us know more about the symptoms.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
SOURCE: blown head gasket, replaced and
The ignition timing is not adjusted with a timing light or with the engine running, and to set the ignition timing follow these procedures.
There is a mark or notch on the distributor housing that the rotor should be pointing to when the engine is on top dead center. This "static" timing is all that matters and the computer will be able to control the timing as long as the ignition rotor is in that position when the engine is at top dead center.
1. Place the engine at top dead center.
2. Look under the distributor cap and find where the number one terminal runs under the distributor cap, and where that position on the distributor cap corresponds with the distributor housing, and it should match up to a mark or a notch on the distributor housing indicating the number one position.
3. With the engine on top dead center the ignition rotor should be pointing to the number one mark or notch that is on the distributor housing, if it is not then loosen up the distributor and turn the distributor until the ignition rotor is pointing to the mark or notch on the distributor housing and then tighten down the distributor, the engine should now be static timed.
If the distributor can not be turned enough to align the ignition rotor with the number one mark on the distributor housing, or the distributor does not set properly and will not allow the installation of the spark plug wires then the distributor is not installed correctly and is most likely a tooth off and it will need to be re-installed correctly. (The distributor should set like it is shown in the firing order diagram when it is properly installed)
Let me know if you require a firing order diagram or any further assistance.
Posted on Sep 23, 2010
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