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How to Set the Timing on a Mazda 626


The Mazda 626 was a mid-size sedan offered by Mazda from 1979 to 2002. The car’s ignition timing determined when a spark would occur in the internal combustion engine to start the car. The ignition timing can be thrown off by normal everyday driving. You should routinely check and correct the ignition timing on your Mazda 626 to keep up with the maintenance of your car. The ignition timing for the 2002 Mazda 626 is in a range from 6 to 18 degrees, and can be adjusted with a few tools and mechanical skills.

Things You’ll Need

Timing light, Wrench, Wheel chocks, Jumper cables