how do i adjust the timing

Asked by Jan 10, 2016 at 09:08 PM about the 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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For ignition timing, there is a hold-down 'plate' with one bolt on the base of the distributor. You will need a timing light and turn distributor to 8° BTDC by hooking up timing light to #1 spark plug wire and point light at harmonic balancer where the timing marks are; Dark conditions are best, you can see better

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I only now noticed that this is a 1995. It may have coil packs and in that case you can't. The timing is controlled by the PCM from the crank and camshaft sensors, and knock detector. What engine, the 5.0?

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yep...but you still can..

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If it's the V6 you can adjust the ignition timing as per Fordnut's instructions. If it's the V8 it's all electronic so perhaps Kelly can enlighten us on how to do that? HTH. -Jim

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