My truck just cut off while it was parked in the driveway. it wouldn't turn over I changed starter, now it turns flywheel a little but not much. Small amount of white smoke from carb? What's wrong?

Asked by Apr 29, 2015 at 01:45 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When it first happed battery was dead, its
old, so I hooked cables up and it wouldn't
turn over at all. Just a loud thumps. I
tapped on started and it started but running
wierd a little shakey. It wouldnt start again,
it tried to turn flywheel but barley could turn
it. Thats when I changed to another used
starter. Its not any better. And small
amount of smoke out the carb when try
turning it over. Please help.

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Remove all of the spark plugs and rotate the engine from the crank pulley, it should rotate with some resistance but move easily overall. Possible timing chain failure

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