DOES ANY ONE KNOW THE PROCEDURE OR WHERE I CAN FIND A PROCEDURE ONLINE ON HOW TO SET TIMING ON A 96 ALTIMA WITH THE 2.4 LITER ENGINE???? I THINK IVE FIGURED IT OUT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT I GOT IT RIGHT BEFORE I START THE CAR UP AND BEND SOMETHING.
-unplug the TPS
-Rev up to 3k about three or four times
-Put a timing light on the crank pulley and check your marks (every car is different with there timing marks)
-To advance to retard timing you have to loosing the bolts on the distributor and move the distributor shaft to the proper setting to adjust timing (Car has to be running and it may run rough because the TPS is unplugged this is normal)
-Then recheck timing with timing light/gun and tighten the distributor shaft.
Remember - If you advance your timing to run higher octane fuel to aviod detonation.