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    Talking 2003 s10 distributer

    i had to replace the distributerand now the truck wont start. i set the timing correctly and everything is in its place. i tried cycling the key on for 10 seconds 3 times and unhooked the battery for 20 minutes and still nothing. what am i not doing to solve this problem?

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    Usually the best way to change a distributor is to bring the #1 cylinder to TDC (compression stroke) them note where the rotor is pointing with respect to the cap and to something outside, but close to the distributor. Replace the distributor and ensure the rotor will point to the two ref marks.

    Is it possible, that your shaft could be out by a gear tooth, or perhaps by 180 deg and firing on the exhaust stroke?

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    i have an old timer here with me been doing this for ages, and we covered all that, however you may be right we might have it out 180. ill give that a shot and see what happens. i never even thought of that thanks.

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    as it turns out you were right we were out 180. also the crank pully has two marks on it and we were on the wrong one. we started over adjusted the distributer and it fired right up thanks for the help.

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    Any time, glad to help, thanks for letting us know

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