Timing help on 1992 Dodge Dakota

Can anyone tell me how to set the proper timing on my 2.5L I4 motor? I thought I set it right, but the truck is running like crap...please help

by in Colorado Springs, CO on November 02, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by on November 02, 2010
It seems crazy but Dodge call for the ignition timing to be set with the coolant temperature switch disconnected (on the thermostat housing) it will turn on the check engine light, set the timing then erase the code stored. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info or there is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.
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