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How do you change the ignition timing?
1999 Saturn SL2

How do you change the ignition timing?

(1999 Saturn SL2)
I have a 1999 Saturn SL2, 5-speed manual transmission, and when trying to start, it seems as though the timing has jumped and will not start. How do I change the ignition timing?
in Lorena, TX on March 07, 2011
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on March 08, 2011
Usually ignition timing doesn't 'jump' unless the timing chain has skipped a tooth or more because of timing chain problems. Resetting the timing won't help in that case and to continue to try to run the car with a loose t-chain is asking for major engine trouble. I recommend you tow the car to a GM or Saturn specialist ASAP and don't try to start it if it won't run.
If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you:
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on March 08, 2011
Usually ignition timing doesn't 'jump' unless the timing chain has skipped a tooth or more because of timing chain problems. Resetting the timing won't help in that case and to continue to try to run the car with a loose t-chain is asking for major engine trouble. I recommend you tow the car to a GM or Saturn specialist ASAP and don't try to start it if it won't run.
If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you:
https://repairpal.com/saturn-repair-in-lorena-texas
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