Ran sluggish tried to adjust timing now it will not start

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 0.6L
  • 6 CYL
  • 21,104 MILES
My truck was sluggish to start but it ran. I was told my timing is off just a little. So I followed step by step three times on how to set the timing on my vehicle 4.3L. And now I have gone it made it worse. It wont start. I am out at midnight in the cold trying to get it to start. I have got to go to work at six am. Please please help!
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 9:57 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

I hope you were talking about your timing chain, because your ignition timing is non adjustable. Anyway, I have included directions for setting the timing on your timing chain in the diagrams down below. Please get back to us with any other questions you may have, or if we can help in any other way, and let us know what happens, please.

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Alex
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Friday, March 1st, 2019 AT 1:56 AM
Tiny
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I am talking about the ignition timing. After spending hours at pulling the distributor and finding TDC over and over again and again. It acts like it is gonna fire up but doesn't. About that time the battery sounds like it is drained but it is not. What stops this thing from firing up? Got spark, gets gas. Help
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Friday, March 1st, 2019 AT 2:53 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

In the diagrams below I have included the instructions for ignition timing on your vehicle. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

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Alex
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Friday, March 1st, 2019 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
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Hello Gentleman,
I would like to begin with thank you for all the information you all have give'n me.
From the first question I asked "
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Friday, March 1st, 2019 AT 11:42 PM
Tiny
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Hello mister,
This is the issue that started all of this:
When I go to start my truck it takes three sometimes four times of turning the key and letting the engine crank over before it finally decides to fire up to run. It is kind of rough at first but it smooths out and runs just fine, until the next time I need to go somewhere. Warm - hot - cold doesn't make a difference three to four times of turning the key to fire up. Any suggestions?
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Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 AT 12:11 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

There are a couple of things you can do. If it sounds like your starter is "dragging" then this could be the cause making you take two to three tries to start your vehicle. You can replace the starter with a new one, or you can take it apart and clean it up. If you decide to take it apart and clean it up the main things you want to get are to make sure the armature is okay, clean, and not damaged. Then you want to clean the brushes up, making sure they are not excessively worn down. A fine file work great for reshaping/taking edge off the brushes. Little finishing nails work good for holding brushes in place when reassembling as well.

Next make sure your spark plugs are in good condition, clean, and gaped properly. The gap for your vehicles spark plugs is .060 in. Check and ensure that your spark plug wires are in good condition. I have included a link for you down below. Please go there and go through the guide. Let us know what you find out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-tune-up-a-car-engine

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Alex
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Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 AT 1:22 AM

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