96-97 s10

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Asked by Jan 27, 2016 at 06:17 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB

Question type: General

Trying to get my timing on but every time I try like
the book says I'm 180 out and no fire

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96,045

If your plug wires are installed wrong then it will not run. Switching them out 180 degrees might very well make your engine run.

79,085

What size motor so I can help you.

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4.3 vortec

79,085

Ok what is happening is you keep missing the compression stroke when you bring # 1 up to TDC. This distributor has to be put in right on since there is no adjustment, it is locked into a certain position. You with me so far?

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Yes but how do I know which stroke is compression stroke

79,085

Ok The easiest way is to have all the spark plugs out, and put a socket on the center bolt of the harmonic balancer, and rotate the engine clockwise. When you start seeing the timing mark coming up on the harmonic balancer get yourself in a position to be able to have a finger or thumb over #1 spark plug hole so you can feel pressure being force out of the hole. At this point all you have to do is put the timing mark on 0. I do believe that shroud is in the way for putting a strong arm and socket on the balancer tho. Questions?

79,085

Just thought of something, Did you have the distributor out?

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Yes

79,085

Your gone for so long do I dare to continue? Are you going to be there?

79,085

Yes what, I can't read your mind.

79,085

No response, I will go on. You drop the dizzy in with #1 up on the compression stoke, TDC. #1 on the cap for a 4.3L is like at 8 0-clock position. When the dizzy is seated all the way down the rotor has to point at #1 on the distributor cap. You may have to move the oil pump shaft so it slides into the bottom of the dizzy to seat all the way down.

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