1998 Ford Escort Timing Marks

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RFOSTER86
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,120 MILES
How do I time the engine?
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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 AT 3:37 PM

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First start the car up and let it idle till it reaches operating temperature then turn it off.

Next connect a timing light to #1 spark plug.

Then locate the timing marks on the flywheel of the crankshaft and mark the marks with some soapstone or chalk.

The plug should be firing at the TDC mark, loosen up the distributor mount screw and turn the distributor untill they line up.
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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 AT 7:16 PM

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