1994 Mazda MX6 setting the timing

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  • 1994 MAZDA MX6

Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Mazda MX6 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

We are trying to set the timing on this car and have done everything the repair manuals say but it is still not firing. Could you send steps on setting timing maybe we missed something somewhere?

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 9:33 PM

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Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors-

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time

To set ignition timing you need to jump TEN and GND in the data link near the battery-

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