1994 Toyota 4Runner timing problem

Hello sothlake215

Wear in the distributor drive gear can introduce play that can retard timing, while worn distributor shaft bushings can result in erratic timing. Both conditions can affect engine performance, fuel economy and emissions. If the distributor is worn, replacement is the only repair option.
When you install the new distributor, line up the vacuum advance in the same direction as the old distributor was pointing, rotate the shaft so the rotor will be pointing approximately in the same location as the #1 spark plug terminal, then slide the distributor into the engine. The angle of the drive gears will cause the rotor to rotate slightly and the distributor slides all the way into the engine. Replace the distributor hold down clamp and nut, but do not tighten.
Start the engine and use a timing light to adjust the timing to specifications (typically 6 to 10 degrees of advance with the vacuum advance hose disconnected and plugged at 550 to 650 rpm idle speed
3.4L 5VZ-FE V6 replacing the previous 3.0L 3VZ-E V6: power: 183 hp (136 kW), max horsepower: 4800 rpm, torque: 217 ft lbf (294 N m), max Torque: 3600 rpm.
I believe it will fit.
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Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 10:45 AM

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Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Toyota 4Runner 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 157000 miles

I just bought a 1994 4runner with A new crate motor in it that has 44k on it and 157k original miles. I took it in to have to engine checked cause it was running kinda slow come to find out 126 dollars later that the timing is stuck at 16 degrees no matte what they did they couldn't jump th timing or make the comp advance the timing. The deale is having problems figuring it out so any info would b great. Also Its the v-6 3.0. Will the V-6 3.4 fit in a 94 4runner
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Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 3:26 PM

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