Can you adjust timing on a 95 corolla by adjusting the distributor?

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Old 28 Mar 2014, 07:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can you adjust timing on a 95 corolla by adjusting the distributor?

Can you adjust timing on a 95 corolla by adjusting the distributor?
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Old 28 Mar 2014, 07:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Yep.
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Old 28 Mar 2014, 08:09 pm   #3 (permalink)
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NO, Any modern car since the 1980's the computer (ECU) adjusts the timing automatically.
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Old 28 Mar 2014, 08:25 pm   #4 (permalink)
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yes.















sets the *base* timing. the ecu monitors that. makes adjustments on the fly or minor controlling at idle if it fluctuates.















that's not your issue though. the timing does not change unless one messes with the distributor or has a timing belt issue. other than that, if the timing is out, there something else going on.































DO NOT change timing by moving the distributor if you have an issue. it is not the issue and changing it will compound any further trouble shooting by adjusting things to faulty conditions.















vacuum leaks will have an influence. makes timing wonder/search.















pinging is common for those who think the timing changed for no apearent reason. the anti knock sensor would be the first thing i'd test.































reputable ASE shop or the dealer is best.
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First best answer to Holey Mufflers for sure. You are about to set foot on a dark road. Feel free to see what the timing is doing but adjusting the distributor is something you should only do with *very* good reason... like it has been removed for some reason and just stuck back on.
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