Q: Having trouble setting the time for a Mazda Cx7. follow the procedure but get advance time

asked by on

Having trouble setting the time for Mazda Cx7. Following the procedure but still get the engine light and scanner says over advancce. Any recommendations

My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If your scanner is reporting a trouble code that indicates over advanced timing then there may be an issue with the engine management system. If one of the sensors or components, such as the cam position sensor or cam phaser, has an issue they can throw off the camshaft timing and set off the code. In some rare cases the code can be caused by mechanic problems, such as timing chain or camshaft wear issues. The specific trouble code would reveal more insight on what the exact problem may be. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to (diagnose the the cause of the check engine light, and of your over advanced timing)[https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection].

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Having trouble setting the time for a Mazda Cx7. follow the procedure but get advance time

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: crankshaft pulley turns, water pump belt doesn't. It's making a squealing noise.

Hi there. In this case, it's likely that one of the pulley's is frozen or the bearings inside the water pump are damaged which is the source of your problem. It's typically a good idea to replace the water pump,...

Q: Car squeaks and jerks when changing gear when going around 55+ MPH

Hello, This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors...

Q: i need to know a replacement body/frame part name

Hi Joseph. Thanks for contacting us tonight. I think you're better served to contact a body shop or Mazda dealership, so you can get the specific parts that require replacement. We are unable to offer bodywork repair service advice or...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...