Symptom: Misfire, loss of power, ping, and other ignition-related problems. Contributing Source: Mitsubishi Service Manuals. The ECU controls ignition timing and advance after base timing is set. To check and adjust base timing: To adjust base timing: SOHC engine - loosen distributor retaining nuts; rotate as necessary; DOHC engine - loosen crank angle sensor retaining nuts; rotate as necessary. (Sensor located at rear of intake camshaft). After base timing is properly set, tighten the distributor holddown, shut the engine off, remove the jumper wire from the test terminal and reinstall the protective cap if used. Timing terminal connector locations. Model Year Engine Location Color Van/Wagon 87-90 2.4L Above/behind valve cover Black Galant 87-94 2.OL, 2.4L Bulkhead center Black or Tan Galant/Sigma 88-90 3.0L LF strut tower, next to coil Black Montero 89-92 3.0L Left bulkhead, below wiper motor Black Montero 93-94 3.0L Right bulkhead, below VIN plate Tan Truck 90-96 2.4L, 3.0L Right fender panel Tan.
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