The 2.9-liter Ford V-6 engine was made in Cologne, Germany and was therefore nicknamed the Ford Cologne engine. The 2.9-liter Ford engine was used in the Ford Bronco II, a compact SUV. Engine ignition timing determines when a spark will occur to start the engine. The 2.9-liter engine has a 10-degree ignition timing. It is recommended to routinely check the ignition timing of your Cologne engine to keep up with your 20-year engine maintenance needs. It is possible to adjust the ignition timing with some tools and mechanical skills.
Step 1: how to get a 2.9 ford ranger engine in time
Start the 2.9-liter engine. All accessories must be turned off.
Step 2: ranger time 2.9
Put wheel chocks under the wheels of the car. Put the transmission in neutral and firmly apply the emergency brake.
Step 3: timing chain ford ranger 2.9
Open the hood of the 2.9-liter engine. Remove the shorting bar at the dual wire output connector on the ignition module. Activate the hot idle speed option on the idle speed control valve located next to the engine.
Step 4: ignition timing ford ranger 2.9
Connect the timing light to the battery by placing the red clip on the positive terminal and the black clip on the negative terminal. Next, place the timing light clamps on the number 1 spark plug wire attached to the cylinder head and turn on the actual timing light on the main crankshaft pulley.
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Notice where the timing light falls on the pulley compared to the degree tab on the front of the engine. Suspend all car operations if the current ignition timing reads 10 degrees.
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Use your wrench to loosen the distributor lock bolt located at the base of the distributor housing. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the manifold and connect it to the electronic spark computer. [Use jumper cables](.use-jumper-cables-4500480.html) to ground the carburetor switch.
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Use your hand to rotate the distributor until the timing mark on the pulley lines up with the degree tab on the front of the engine and reads 10 degrees.
Step 8: engine timing
Unplug the manifold vacuum hose from the electronic spark computer and plug it back into the manifold housing. Tighten the distributor lock bolt with a wrench. Reconnect the single wire output connector or shorting bar that you previously disconnected.
Remove the jumper wires from the carburetor ground switch and the engine timing light components. Close the engine hood and remove the wheel chocks from the car.
Items will need, how to put on time
- Sync light
- Wheel chocks
- Jump cables