Asked by Oct 27, 2016 at 06:03 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

89 chevy 4.3 tbi. Took out my accel distributor and
put a gm distributor. Fires up good but runs like i
have a burnt plug wire. Can u get one tooth off on
my truck? Some say its right are 180 off. One tooth
is a myth.

5 Answers


If the distributor has a drive gear then yes. Did you check the timing? Do you have a bad plug wire, spark plug or distributor cap?

All new wires and plugs. It fires up good i had to retard it to smooth it out. Then it wont start unless i advance it back. Thats why i put a stock distributor thought my other one was bad. Everything is new but the coil.

Trying to do it old school no light. Got my damper marks at about 2:00-5:00.


Even if the distrubutor is off one tooth you can compensate by rotating the distrubutor a little. Make sure you have the firing order correct.

Changing coil wouldnt help? I will check firing order though thanks.

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