2002 Chevrolet Silverado distributor

Tiny
KENTLY13
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 4.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Installing new distributor using alldata procedures. Engine still will not fire off. I did the tdc on compression stroke and point pointing to #6 in distributor still nothing. All I get is grinding sounds and sometimes its sound like something just spinning but not hitting anything.
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 AT 2:14 PM

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Tiny
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I LIKE TO UNSCREW #1 PLUG TILL IT'S ONLY HANGING BY 1 OR 2 THREADS (STILL IN THE HEAD)

I ROTATE THE ENGINE IN IT'S NORMAL DIRECTION OF RUNNING USING A BIG RATCHET OR PULL BAR (NOT USING THE STARTER AT ALL)

WHEN COMPRESSION STROKE BEGINS, YOU WILL HEAR A "HISS" AT THE LOOSE #1 SPARK PLUG

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE MESS UP/ ESPECIALLY WITH USING THE STARTER

YOU WANT TO (STILL) TURNING IT WITH THE RATCHET, EASE IT ON AROUND UNTIL THE TIMING MARKS LINE UP ON ZERO, THIS WILL ONLY BE 1/2 A TURN OR LESS, FROM THE TIME YOU HEAR THE HISS

MANY PEOPLE "MISS" AND CONTINUE AROUND AGAIN. DON'T BE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE!

STOP WHEN YOU HIT THE ZERO MARK!

NOW YOU WANNA INSTALL THE DISTRIBUTOR

YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS

1) STICK IT IN THERE, BUT LINE UP THE ROTOR BUTTON AS IT'S SHOWN IN REPAIR MANUALS SO #1 LOOKS LIKE THE BOOK, THEN USE YOUR FIRING ORDER SEQUENCE (INSURE IT'S IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION!) INSTALLING IT MIGHT TAKE A FEW TRIES DROPPING IT IN TO GET IT WHERE YOU WANT IT

2) STICK IT IN ANYWHERE, WHEREVER THE ROTOR BUTTON WINDS UP- THAT'S THE STARTING POINT FOR THE SEQUENCE, AGAIN, RUN YOUR FIRING ORDER SEQUENCE THE RIGHT DIRECTION

MR. DISTRIBUTOR DOESN'T CARE WHERE NUMBER ONE (#1) WINDS UP, AS LONG AS YOU ARE AT TDC TO START WITH AND YOU BEGIN YOUR SEQUENCE AT #1

'NUTHER WORDS, #1 WIRE (WHERE THE ROTOR BUTTON IS POINTING, WHILE AT TDC AND THE ENGINE HAS NOT MOVED) COULD BE AT ANY LOCATION AROUND THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP

SOME VEHICLES MIGHT REQUIRE TWISTING THE OIL PUMP DRIVE A LITTLE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER IN ORDER FOR THE DISTRIBUTOR DO SEAT ALL OF THE WAY DOWN

LEMME KNOW IF THIS AIDS YOU

I DO HAVE ONE OTHER METHOD, THAT I THINK WOULD HELP, IF WE HAVE TO GO THAT FAR

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC
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