To make a very long story short. I have a 1989 Chevy Astro CS, a remanufactured 4.3 v6 (though I think the engine installer lied to me, but thats another story), with 93k miles. I tried to start it one day and it went boom, a very loud boom. It turned out the timing chain was bad. After replaceing it the timing was set and I drove it for one day then it died while I was dirving. It would not start back up. I had a repair shop look at it. They said the distributor was not set right, they pulled it and reset it to the correct position. Next day it drove fine one the way to work. After sitting all night I started it to go home ( it seemed a little harder to start that morning then the night before), drove it home. It ran for about 10 minutes then died again. Again the distributor had moved. Now it is just sitting waiting. Any ideas on how to determine if the drive gear is bad on the cam or if it is the distributor. The gear on the distributor looks a little shinny on the tips but the cam gear does also. It is hard to see down the distributor hole, ?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 AT 1:53 AM