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how to set a distributor timing in a ford 1993 ranger 3.0v6

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how to set a distributor timing in a ford 1993 ranger 3.0v6 engine
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
The timing is 10 BTDC. First thing you have to do is disconnect the inline spark output SPOUT this is located Right near the ignition module you will see a connector that is a simple jumper. The wires are usually yellow and the connector goes nowhere. Should be withing 4 inches of the module. The module will be on the distributor on some models and on the fender of others. Then you must have the car at operating temp. To adjust the timing you must loosen the bolt at the distrubutor then you will adjust a small amout one way or the other while watching the timing mark get it on 10 BTDC.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.


what I really meant is how to set distributor and engine timing together.

Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
The distrubutor is what sets the engine timing. Why you have to use the steps above is because the SPOUT electronically adjusts the timing as needed but you still must set the base timing so you have to disconnect the spout then you must adjust the distrubutor as needed to set the engine timing.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.



is it possible to provide the markings for setting the engine

Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
The marks are located on the crank pully this is located in the front of the engine easily located by looking down from the side in the front you will see the indicator you can click on the link below of what the indicator looks like.