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Thank you opportunity, I have a South African Nissan

Customer Question

Good day and thank you for the opportunity,
I have a South African Nissan Hardbody 2.0L 16V 2002 Model Model : J03 38
Enj No : KA20016570X
I need to know what the timing should be set to and what the different (5) marks on the pulley means/values. Also should i disconnect anything before setting the timing. I have experience in setting timing and have all the timing equipment.
Any help would be appreciated.
Regards,
Chris v.d Merwe
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

Here is a diagram showing timing marks for your engine.

I'm uncertain what you were wondering about disconnecting?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ignition timeing...
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Here are some pic's will upload video soon.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi,Here is a short video hope it helps...https://youtu.be/ZrS0i3vyIxQRegards,Chris
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.

Do you have the VIN?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Here you go.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.

I'll get back to you as quickly as I can!

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.

You're welcome!

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
By the way I have been told that the Throttle Posistion Sensor must be disconnected when setting the timeing.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.

Do you have a scan tool? The only procedure the service information describes is using a scan tool to enter the set timing mode. With the engine warmed and at idle, a scan tool is used to enter the set timing mode which disables the engine controller from making timing adjustments during the procedure.

Once in set timing mode then you'll line up the correct mark on the crank damper to the timing mark. Looking at the damper with the marks at the top, the mark on your left is 5 degrees after TDC, the mark on your right is 20 degrees before TDC. You want to use the 20 degrees before TDC mark.

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