Or search —someone has likely run into the exact same problem and is likely willing to share photos and advice with you. The information in this thread only applies to 1996 - 1999 Vortec Engines Gen 1 blocks with a distributor. I have learnt more about my engine in the last week than in the 3 year's ive owned it for. Summit said it would work, and it seemed to go on ok. Recheck thereading after tightening the hold-down bolt.
No wonder i couldnt find it, it's in a bitch of a spot! Eventually, everything will line up and the distributor will fall fully into place. On my 96 the distributor is adjustable because it has an elongated slot cut in the holder. Lucky for me I guess. My question is this… can i cheat the cam one way or the other so that distributer gear and cam properly mesh in line with the tab? I hesitate to ask my mechanic to do his job over again but. Just set the idle as if you were in drive and then adjust the timing to the factory-specified timing mark.
Then remove cam gear only and install chain, put gear and chain back on and make sure the dots are lined up over top of each other. You bloke's on here are great! And that was just using my finger in number 1 spark plug hole to feel for air. D or the reference it gives once you start the vehicle. Always follow the vehicle emissions control information label procedures first before doing the following. But if there is no check engine light on then the timing is correct all ready.
Look see if rotor is pointing at 1 plug wire on dist. How did I do that? I want to set the base with no computer interference or advancement. At the very least, give your mechanic the chance to check his work. The plastic cover came off the engine very easily. As detailed as those instructions are, I still seem to be installing the distributor a tooth or more off it seems, as it will not even start. . My scanner won't show when I try and adjust my Distributor.
Another alternative is to use a 0. Keep in mind since i have a 96 5. Basically I just want to know if the information here would apply to the vehicle we are experiencing the tecnical difficulties. Don't ask what dumbass put the spark plugs in and cracked them :whistles: I have noooo idea The other is a plugged fuel filter. The available V8 engines were 5. I went against better judgment just because I can't see why this cover would leak.
Have looked under the brake booster and around the computer. I need to get this software. I thought about using the code scanner to reset the codes, move the distributor a degree or two, start the engine to see if code comes back. The gasket set that came with the new engine states that no gasket is provided for the timing chain cover because the cover must be replaced with a new one. The only exception with your mechanic would have to do with who diagnosed the leak. I marked it carefully and re-installed in the same position it came out.
What I remember though was after I had the intake coolant leak fixed and they also replaced the timing chain that the camshaft reading was -3 and I thought that they might have been off a tooth when reinstalling the cam gear on the cam. This is fine for a new engine but a non adjustable disributor on an older engine, I think would cause some trouble. Now install the new Rotor on the distributor and line up the marks. So i was told by a auto shop that my timing was off 19 %. Though, at the extremes, the truck stumbles and dies. Called the local Chevrolet dealership.
Any comments on this situation. And even some dist are not turnable. Get the degrees as close to 0 as you can and lock the distributor down. The manual says to do the above, plus disconnect the timing connector, which comes out of the harness conduit next to the distributor. Repeat the process until it doesn't come back on.