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The spec for base ignition timing is zero degrees TDC for both the manual and automatic versions of this vehicle. It is important to follow the procedure for setting the timing though; if you do not disable the apark advance system you will not be able to accurately make adjustments.
Here is the procedure, in case you don't have it:
PROCEDURE: Set timing under the following conditions:
Connect timing light and adjust to specification by loosening hold down bolt and rotating distributor. See: Specifications Tighten hold down and recheck the timing. Stop the engine and connect SET TIMING connector. Clear ECM trouble code by disconnecting ECM power source. With engine at operating temperature, drive vehicle at part throttle with moderate acceleration and decelerate to idle condition. This will "teach" the ECM/VCM and return the engine to normal performance.
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