Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby zach914v8 [OP] » November 30th 2010, 4:58am

I don't have a sticker under my hood. I have a 1994 astro van. I need to find this connector please help! BTW should I set the base to 0* or something else?


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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby fast68 » November 30th 2010, 5:37am

if there is a knock module anywhere then unplug that to set the timing

if not then look for single inline wire connector tan color wire somewhere near ECM or near ALDL connector or such

set to zero with disconnected
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby chevymaher » November 30th 2010, 1:53pm

My van is set at 18 degrees advance. and it runs a lot better than it did stock.If I retarded it just two degrees it stalled and would not restart. I did that just to see where it stood on timing.Not sure what the powers to be were thinking when they set them that way but you get better milage and power if it set for power. and my knock sensor is hooked up and it is not fighting it at that point.Iam racing mustangs and winning 90 percent of the time.Before I did the timing it was alot slower.I have 410 rr end that part of it but timing more of it.
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby zach914v8 [OP] » November 30th 2010, 5:44pm

Still lost guys, I can't find it.
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby mkj54 » November 30th 2010, 6:04pm

http://www.aldlcable.com/

Go here, there's a good picture if you scroll down past the cables. The connector is located inside almost directly below the steering wheel, at about knee level.
What you do is short pins A and B together with the engine warmed-up and running. (A paper clip works good) Your check engine lite shoud flash once per second. Now it is at base timing and ready to be set. Set it at 0. Then remove the clip and the ECM will take over the timing. You may have to shut it off to get the check engine lite to go out.
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby jeff's93astro » November 30th 2010, 6:39pm

Disconnect this, set timing, connect back. And I believe its tan with a white stripe Its just been awhile since i messed with it.
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby zach914v8 [OP] » November 30th 2010, 9:08pm

I found it!
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby zach914v8 [OP] » November 30th 2010, 9:09pm

Thanks for all your help guys!!!
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby limrick » September 13th 2015, 4:44am

Zach, I've got a 94 and I can't find it on the passenger side near the heater, or ..... it's well hidden.
Where did you find it ?
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 13th 2015, 10:02am

It's right in front of the ballzach. Look straight down.
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby markmitch » September 13th 2015, 3:16pm

on my 89 it is right by the distributor
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby limrick » September 13th 2015, 6:00pm

Next to the distributor ....... right where the emissions sticker said it would be
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby limrick » September 13th 2015, 6:38pm

I've got 2 timing marks on my harmonic balancer, which one do I use for TDC ?
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby chevymaher » September 13th 2015, 6:49pm

limrick wrote:I've got 2 timing marks on my harmonic balancer, which one do I use for TDC ?
TIA

First mark coming around the horn. Second one is for cylinder 3.
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby Lumpy » September 15th 2015, 3:48am

sixsix wrote:
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I think that means that you have to increase the timing the same amount as the earth's magnetic declination change over that same 5 yrs.

I think.


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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby AstroWill » September 15th 2015, 10:34pm

Better than a new post with the same info.
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Re: Where is the "SET TIMING CONNECTOR" located?

Postby Lumpy » September 16th 2015, 3:33am

AstroWill wrote:Better than a new post with the same info.


I agree. I like to see old threads re-visited. That tends to keep the answers centralized in one place. 5 threads with 5 people's results is kind of difficult to weed through, compared to if it were in one place.

It's not easy to search this forum, at least not from the internal search function. "Hey what ever happened to your failing gerflumsich rundinator?" Is something I'm often wondering.


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