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Juan Crespo
Juan Crespo, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  A.S.E. Master Technician, Advanced Level, Emissions - Asian, Domestic, & European
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Set timeing 2000 dodge ram van 3500 5.2 v8

Customer Question

set timeing 2000 dodge ram van 3500 5.2 v8
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Randall C replied 3 months ago.

Hello, what is it you are trying to do and information needed and why? thanks

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
set the timeing on a 2000 dodge ram van 5.2 v8
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 3 months ago.

Hi there. Different expert here.

I need a bit more information; can you answer the following questions?

  • When you say "set timing", do you mean you want to set ignition or valve timing?
  • What are you doing, replacing the distributor or the timing chain?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ignition
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 3 months ago.

To set the distributor on time, first bring number 1 cylinder to TDC making sure the marks on the crank pulley and the timing cover are lined up (see attached graphic); then drop the distributor in so the rotor points to the cylinder #1 mark on the cam position sensor (see attached graphic).

Please let me know if you need anything else.