can u set distributor timing on a 97 chevy 5.7 without a scan tool?

Asked by May 27, 2014 at 06:24 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ive set no.1 to tdc and lined up distributor at nmbr 8 but still wont run

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You are most likely 180 degrees out, it should start and run if you get it close enough. You will need a very good scan tool to set it up properly, or you can get it running and move it back and forth slightly until the distributor code goes away, might take a little work that way but it can be done. I did it on my Tahoe that way.

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Wow this is personal If you want to get timing to # 1 remove the spark plug from ! and be careful Put you finger over the hole and bump it over till you get the compression stroke then bring te timing mark to zero and check the relationship to the dist cap move it by removing it and bumping it to get the oil pump to let it drop. Sorry, old school!

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to get it right it needs to be set with the proper scan tool via the camshaft retard. But it should at least run if you get it close

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