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#31 Old 12-29-2012, 11:47 PM
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how do i check the timing?
You'd have to get a timing light and check the timing for number one cylinder at idle, when the engine is warm and see where it's at.
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You'd have to get a timing light and check the timing for number one cylinder at idle, when the engine is warm and see where it's at.
can i get a timing light at like autozone or someplace like that?
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can i get a timing light at like autozone or someplace like that?
Yes any auto parts store should carry them.

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guys. i need some help off topic. ya'll have been very helpful so maybe you can help with this problem. i was driving home tonight and my oil light came on, as well as, the "SET" light for the cruise control started flashing. i was close to home and driving in a neighborhood so i was only doing about 20 - 25 so i decided to drive home, slowly, listening for knock or ticking. didn't hear any. i made it home and was confused about the problem because i just changed the oil a week ago filling with factory manual prescribed amount. so i put it in the garage and shut it off. turned it back on and oil light stayed on but no more flashing "SET" light. i check oil level and it looks good, so no leaking. my dad knows a thing or two about cars and said it could be a malfunctioning ECU or possibly a bad sensor or something scary, but he doesn't know enough about X's so he said to call our mechanic. i thought i would ask on here first. any ideas?

quick edit, i just washed the truck tonight at a hand wash place and i did blow some water underneath to clean all the salt off the underside. possible i got something wet?

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Hmmm if it has oil I would take a look at the oil sender connection. Unplug it and inspect the connector and the terminal on the sender. The sender is located directly behind the oil filter.

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yeah but could possibly be the oil pump going bad check that sending unit first as it would be a cheaper fix. check for leaks near that unit as it maybe causing low pressure

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thanks for those suggestions. i'll check those first thing in the AM. is it possible i got water in the connection?

also any ideas on the flashing "SET" light?

i'm a little stressed out cause this is our only vehicle in the winter. i garage my tc cause i have a work car but can only use for work.
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Take a look at these threads.

http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7855

http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=16188

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#39 Old 01-02-2013, 10:56 AM
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read those threads. "SET" light is off. I think i got the harness wet. the oil light, however, is still on. I checked the sending unit, no leaks. i'm going to just take it in. i don't have the time or tools to do anything major anyway. hope i didn't jack up the engine by driving it a couple miles......

all the mechanics i use aren't free til friday....so i need to figure this out myself if it's an easy fix. one guy said there's a physical gauge on the oil sender that i could verify if there is oil pressure or not, and thus suggesting an electrical problem (ie bad sensor) but i can't find the gauge on the sender....

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You have to remove the idiot light sensor and place a gauge in it's place.
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