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im a little confused about setting the timing on my truck it is a 93 2.8 2wd 5speed

i started by checking the initial timing with my light, but the only mark on the balancer i can see only shows up when i rev the engine up but then moves back below the water pump. i disconnected the wire on my ecm harness. what i wanted to know before i change the timing is there any factors that may be causing this other than it just being set wrong.
 

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did you set the advance on the light to about 10 degrees? The crankshaft only shows ZERO degrees. You want the ZERO PLUS ADVANCE, so if the light is set at 10 degrees advance, it should light up when 0 on the crank hits 0 on the mark.
 

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Make sure the plug in Inside the cab on the passenger side is unplugged when checking timing. On my 82, 89 and 91 it was an orange wire, but not sure what color it is on a 93.
 
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