need help setting the tining on my 1992 mazda miata

jrobert102
0

Asked by jrobert102 Feb 11, 2013 at 07:20 PM about the 1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

need help stting the timing on my 1992 mazda miata. i just changed the water pump and now i need help to set the timing.

6 Answers

judge_roy
Not Active

there should be a label or a sheet tellin you what the setting is. Disconnect the vacuum advance loosen the bolt at the base of the distributor, point your timing lite at the main crank (first chalking TDC) and turn the distributor till it hits 7deg TDC or whatever it calls for cinch the distributor in position, reconnect the vacuum line.....done.

judge_roy
Not Active

I like to use a golf tee to plug the end of the line that used to go to the distributor to stop it from suckin at nuttin'

7jimmy7
11,005

if your within 5 degrees or so ,just turn while running till right on, by feel

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

Jimmy. splendid; only this cat has a twin cam he's replacing the timing belt on. whoot whoot did the best with his personal message to me, like I'm a freakin GURU and instantly can pull the right procedure right out of my ass!

7jimmy7
11,005

oh! wrong timing gizmo. belt timing, yea ,you doing this without the book? first i hope you started on tdc at crank, then look for punch markings on all cam gears.,they must be aligned a certain way ,need book for that ,sorry dont have

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
tacomajack
10

Just found this in 2014 so the individual has probably fixed the problem. I had the issue, went to Mazda.net and figured out I need a book with pictures. So do you - the marks are not intuitive, at least for me, but even the cheapo Mazda books down at any auto parts store ($15-20) have good guides. IF YOU EVER MESS WITH THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY REMEMBER THAT IT IS A 2-PIECE PULLEY. The front comes off first, then everything is easy. I bought a replacement for the one I cracked at 60 unnecessary dollars.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Related Questions

MX-5 Miata
Looking for a Used MX-5 Miata in your area?
CarGurus has 2,488 nationwide MX-5 Miata listings starting at $2,900.
ZIP:

Search Mazda MX-5 Miata Questions

Mazda MX-5 Miata Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 510
#2 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 490
#3 Racer_X
Racer_X
Reputation 280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
1,103 Great Deals out of 25,355 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
403 Great Deals out of 10,154 listings starting at $3,995
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,405 Great Deals out of 36,111 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic"
868 Great Deals out of 48,400 listings starting at $1,295
Used Jeep Wrangler"
802 Great Deals out of 41,450 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
524 listings starting at $21,988
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 165 listings starting at $18,997
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 111 listings starting at $15,999
2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 80 listings starting at $13,999