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What is the steps on timing issues on a 92' Ford F250?

I have been trying to set my distributor, but need to get the correct way of during it. No 1 is at TDC. Engine rotates, then starts, then stalls. I need to know which way or how many turns I turn the distributor to get the running right. I had to change out the gears at the end of my distributor. Can anyone help?

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Lots of reading and videos for you here. Basically, there are timing marks on the harmonic balancer. You work with those. You need a timing light once you have the engine running.

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You need a timing light and the timing marks line whited. get timing as best as you can and adjust using the timing light. if you have the gears set right it should time up just fine, but without a timing light you will never get the timing right.

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SOURCE: need how to find TDC on 4.3 v-6

Remove # 1 plug and stick your finger in the hole, roll the engine over by hand, when you start to feel pressure in the cylinder you are near TDC, just check the crank pulley marks to zero it to TDC mark on pulley.

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SOURCE: 1992 Ford Tempo 2.3 Ignition Timing

#1 tdc it is 10 degrees BTDC you must remove the shorting plug at the dist before setting

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SOURCE: 1995 Ford F350 5spd. distributor cap wiring diagram/layout!!!

1) #1-4 pass side front to rear #5-8 drivers side front to rear
2) 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
3)#1 is usually marked on cap wires go ccw
4) TDC #1 cyl you must remove the shorting plug before timing
it is located by the dist plug or the ignition module small gray plug

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SOURCE: 1999 Ford Windstar. engine stalls.

You know, lookinig at this problem more, you have more possibilities of what may be wrong:

  1. Your idle speed may be incorrect
  2. Fuel filter may be clogged or water and impurities in your fuel system
  3. Possible damaged coil pack or wires
  4. Emissions sytem components faulty (a sensor, catalytic converter, muffler, etc.)
  5. Faulty or incorrect gapped spark plugs
  6. A vacuum leak at the intake manifold or vacuum hoses (check the hoses for cracks or damage)
  7. Fuel injection or engine control systems malfunction (ECM)
This should keep you least with the easy stuff to inspect.

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SOURCE: Distributor and timing

Remove your #1 cylinder spark plug, then put a screwdriver into the hole and manually turn the engine until the piston comes to the top of the cylinder. From there, point the rotor of the distributor to the #1 spark plug wire (you may again may have to turn the oil pump drive shaft). From there, your engine should start, and you can adjust your timing properly.

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  3. Attach a dwell meter/tachometer to the engine.
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  5. Unfasten the distributor vacuum line at the distributor and plug the vacuum line. A small bolt, center punch, golf-tee, or similar object is satisfactory for a plug.
  6. Check to make sure that all of the wires, whether disconnected or attached to the timing light or tachometer, clear the fan and belts.
  7. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.
  8. Adjust the idle to the correct setting, if needed.
  9. Aim the timing light at the timing marks and depress the trigger on the light. If the marks on the pulley and the engine are aligned when the light flashes, the timing is correct. Turn OFF the engine, then remove the tachometer and the timing light. If the marks are not in alignment, proceed with the following steps.
  10. Loosen the distributor lockbolt (a special distributor wrench is available) just enough so that the distributor can be turned with effort.
  11. With the timing light aimed at the pulley and the marks on the engine, turn the distributor in the direction of rotor rotation to ****** the spark, and in the opposite direction of rotor rotation to the advance spark. Align the marks on the pulley and the engine using the flashes of the timing light.
  12. When the marks are aligned, tighten the distributor lockbolt and recheck the timing to make sure that the distributor did not move when you tightened the lockbolt.
  13. After timing has been set, tighten the distributor hold-down bolt to 17–25 ft. lbs. (23–34 Nm).

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