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2003 s10 distributer

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by justlem, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. justlem

    justlem New Member

    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?
  2. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    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?
  3. justlem

    justlem New Member

    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.
  4. justlem

    justlem New Member

    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.
  5. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

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

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