I set the crank to TDC and the rotor was on #1, well within 1/8 inch of #1 after. I went to AutoZone today and talked to a guy about it. He asked about testing control module. I took it off tonight and let him test it and it tested ok. I talked to another guy who is a mechanic at a shop. He asked if it fouled any plugs. I noticed when I pulled the plugs out they were all black and sooty. He told me he thinks the fuel regulator is bad and is dumping fuel and sticking shut randomly. He said it could also could be a cracked injector. He has a 1998 5.7 vortex like mine. And he had replaced his after a similar experience. I decided to take a break from it so I put it back together and It started right up. I didn't drive it because it is late. Just backed out of the garage and parked. What are your thoughts on the regulator or injectors or for that matter any thoughts on it. By the way, starting fluid had no effect. The starter either kicking back or reengaging while it was moving trying to start. I was by myself and could not see exactly what was happening.
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 AT 9:27 PM