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93 CHEVRLET 1/2 TON WORK TRUCK WITH 4.3 LITER

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I changed out the intake manifold (chasing an oil leak) in my sisters 93 1/2 ton truck. I have it all back together but when I tryy to start it the trouble begins. I turn the key and the truck will crank then back fire through the throttlebody and start up. I set the initial base timing to TDC as indicated and have checked and re-checked the firing order. When the back fire occures it blows the vacuum lne apart that serves the pcv valve. When I attach the hose while it is running it idles fine but when I give it throttle it will blow the hose off again and run. Any suggestions. I am leaning towards a stuck egr valve or that I have a vacuum leak under the throttle body?
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Lilblutruk
July 31, 2006.



Souds like a vacuum leak, either around the intake or throttle body.
Make sure all hoses are routed right.

Tiny
Demearsjr
Jul 31, 2006.
[quote=" demearsjr" ]Souds like a vacuum leak, either around the intake or throttle body.
Make sure all hoses are routed right.[/Quote]

Ok. I have replaced the gaskets around the throttle body and double checked the placement of the hoses. All seem good. I started it last night with some success but when I let it stand for a few minutes and came back to start it again the backfiring returned. Any thoughts?

Tiny
Lilblutruk
Aug 4, 2006.
Do you have a reading on the oil pressure.
If it's reading high check the pcv hose first to see if it's clogged.

Tiny
Demearsjr
Aug 4, 2006.
The PCV valve and hose are all ok. I read in the manual that the distributor must not even be off by one gear and I suspect it is. Would this cause this type of backfiring due to crankshaft or camshaft positions sensors?

Tiny
Lilblutruk
Aug 14, 2006.
That could cause it.

Tiny
Demearsjr
Aug 16, 2006.
Ok! Here is what solved the problem. The book calls for the alignment of the indent on the bottom of the distributor gear to be in alignment with the arrow and a 6 that is cast into the casing. This does not exist but it does have a 23 over a large X so I gambled and aligned up these marks. The book also shows that the number one spark plug must face toward the front of the vehicle which is what I did. Woo Hoo! It started great and runs perfect.

Thanks for the help. I know now that to be exact is most important.

Tiny
Lilblutruk
Aug 24, 2006.