How to see if distibutor is in correctly

Tiny
BRBLEAUJR
  • 1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • 168,000 MILES

Had to replace distributor do to damage cap won't tighten. Crank may have moved. Also intake gaskets were replaced. Truck starts hard and pings during acceleration.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 2:45 AM

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Tiny
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You need to roll your engine over to TDC on the compression stroke for the number 1 cylinder. Then see if the rotor is pointing to the #1 spark plug.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 4:01 AM
Tiny
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That is what I thought better to be safe than sorry. Thank you.

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Monday, September 12th, 2011 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
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Ya, you don't want to mess around when it comes to timing. It needs to be exact.

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Monday, September 12th, 2011 AT 4:13 PM

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