2.5L (Kl) Engine
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Let the engine warm to normal operating temperature.
- Apply the parking brake. If equipped with a manual transaxle, place the shifter in the neutral position. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, place the shift lever in P .
- Start the engine and allow it to come to normal operating temperature. Be sure all accessories are OFF .
- Wait until the cooling fan stops, then , connect the scan tool to the Data Link Connector 2 (DLC2) and access the RPM PID.
Locate the timing marks on the crankshaft pulley and timing belt lower cover. The engine may have to be cranked slightly to see the mark on the crankshaft pulley.
- Check the idle speed and adjust, if necessary.
- Connect a jumper wire between the TEN terminal and the GND terminal at the underhood diagnosis connector.
- Connect the system selector tool to the DLC and set switch A to position 1 .
- Set the test switch to SELF TEST .
Connect an inductive timing light according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Start the engine and allow the idle to stabilize. Aim the timing light at the timing marks. The timing should be 9-11 degrees Before Top Dead Center (TDC).
- Loosen the distributor lockbolts just enough to turn the distributor. While aiming the timing light at the timing marks, turn the distributor until the marks are aligned. Tighten the distributor lockbolts to 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm) and recheck the timing.
- The ignition timing is now set. Disconnect the jumper wire from the DLC
- Remove all test equipment.
Except Millenia 2.5L (Kl) Engines
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
NOTEIf the information given in the following procedures differs from that on the emission information label located in the engine compartment, follow the directions given on the label. The label often reflects production changes made during the model year.
The timing is controlled by the computer. Ignition timing adjustment is not possible or necessary.
If the timing is still not within specification. the following components may be defective:
Camshaft position (CMP) sensor
- If the above components are normal, replace the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).