Setting timing

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Asked by Sep 22, 2017 at 11:03 AM about the 2000 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 ford explorer 4.0 12v hov timing chain
snapped. Got everything replaced but can't find
how to set the timing. Everything is for a sohc not
the ohv.

5 Answers

10,725

see if there's a tang by the vibration damper at the front of the motor , a timing light will tell you if it's off , I think with newer vehicles the timing and advance are done by the computer and turning the distributor will only confuse the computer on signals from crank and cam sensors , your experience may differ

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It doesn't have a distributor we changed the timing chain the marks are lined up but they could be out giving the sizes.

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10,725

so it doesn't run well ? After lining up the marks on the sprockets it should be given a few revolutions to make sure .

85,925

Get a service manual such as Haynes or Chilton at your local auto parts store and it should tell you how to set the timing.

32,300

Timing is accomplished as part of the replacement of the chain process and many steps need to be taken while apart. Once TDC is achieved and marks on balance shaft lined up, the cam cannot move. There are special tools used for this purpose. If anything is wrong, timing cannot be achieved once the engine is completely assembled. I check the net and there are numerous videos of the proper replacement procedure and timing process. Check them out and ensure you did not forget anything. But if you are sure the timing is out, get out the wrenches and start taking it apart. Valve covers and front engine cover removal should be enough to redo the process.

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