Well. I think I found the issue. My harmonic balancer seems to be off. I don't understand how that can happen seeing as how it's keyed to the crankshaft.
I pulled the valve covers and while watching the intake valves - I can see #1 intake open and then begin to close as #8 is opening. The mark on my harmonic balancer is nowhere in sight in order to bump to my timing mark on the timing chain cover.
I almost had it firing (sparks and exhaust) by setting it according to my intake valves - figured I was a tooth off - moved the distributor - went to start it again - and my starter quit.
Now, when I turn the key - I get nothing. Solenoid doesn't click or anything and all my dashboard warning indicators are stuck on. I'm guessing that I missed a ground connection somewhere, or blew a fuse.
The crappy part of this - I also totaled the wife's mini-van Saturday afternoon (on the way back from the parts store) and am now down to zero vehicles until the insurance gets straightened out.
Gotta get my ignition problem figured out tonight after work because I think I'm close to getting it to fire.
Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 8:10 AM