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Old 11-28-2003, 01:28 PM
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Broken timing light or broken truck?

So I whip out my brand new actron timing light, hook it up positive on the battery, negative on the engine ground wire, and induction sensor on the #1 wire. I crank the engine over, point and pull the trigger, then nothing. I then tried it on the coil wire and it flashed once then continued doing nothing, I could never get it to flash again.

There is most definitely a healthy spark since I saw it with my own two eyes and the light is connected properly and has power going to it (no bad grounds here). I even tried moving the sensor to different spots on all 8 wires and still nothing.

So could there be something wrong with my truck that won't let a light function even though it has a spark?

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Old 11-28-2003, 07:13 PM
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Do you have the engine running or not running? The engine needs to be running. You can also try checking it on another vehicle to see if it does the same thing.

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Old 11-30-2003, 07:20 AM
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Set Timeing

Loosen the distributor hold down. With the truck running CK timing, otherwise you need to pull all the plugs and have someone else turn the ignition to start and hold it till you set the distributor. Don't forget to pull the vacuum advance hose and block off the port on the carb. Tighten down distributor after shutting truck off and reattach the vacume line. Let us know what you found.


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Old 11-30-2003, 08:08 AM
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question for tazz
when checking timing what exactly do you plug, the carb or the distributor? I bought some vacuum plugs and have been plugging the vacuum canister on the distributor and leaving the hose on the carb open.
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Pull the vacuum hose off the carb and plug the carb... If you don't the motor is seeing a vacuum leak and you will never get it timed right. Plugging the vacuum canister doesn't do a thing...
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:16 AM
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Duh. For over a month now I have been trying to set my timing and can't seem to get it just right. Now I know why. Thanks.
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OH WOW, we fixed something,YEAAAAAA! And we got a response to our suggestions too!!! Thanks maddmaxx, you da man!!!


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