Click here' and select the option for Solved and save. Mar 06, 2011 yuo need a timing light. Standing in front of the car facing the engine, number one is the front plug on the right drivers side. My only second thought was that the areas around the coolant ports were kind of pitted both on heads and manifold, maybe the gasket didn't seat well and I should have laid down a thin layer around them. I looking in my Tune Up guide at work but the book stopped in 84. Again, you can consult the owner's manual, manufacturer's website, or call the dealer's service center to ask if you are working correctly. I have the total vacuum set at 16 degrees about 2 notches less than the maximum limit , and my vacuum advance starts at about 5 inches of vacuum and is all in by 15 inches, which I checked with a vacuum gauge.
Is there a way to bypass it. That's about it for distributor setup. It will not stay in time one minute it is fine the next it runs rough miss firing and popping the base time has been set by cutting the tan with black striped wire at the ecm and it will hold when you reconnect it it goes 4 degess out but does fine till you put it under load that is when it goes out then back in. I couldn't figure out which way to turn the adjustment screw, the one that Damon said to turn 9 turns. I recommend just leaving the dial on zero it simplifies everything. The farther out counterclockwise you turn it the later it starts vacuum advance. This is why you spin the lockout clockwise to raise the total vacuum advance, you are increasing the amount the rod can pull.
Sharing personal information, or specifics on is not allowed. By timing light the single mark on the balancer is off the scale by quite a bit toward the passenger side. The pickup coil rotates counterclockwise and in effect advances the timing by the amount of rotation. There are three marks to line up. The timing is probably way off. On a vortec engine you have to have a engine scanner to adjust the timing.
We're here to help so being rude won't get you very far. It wouldn't make it to 0 on the timing and it turned out to be the harmonic balancers outer ring had slipped in reltation to the inner part that mounts to the crankshaft. If you can't find the connector with the tan wire and black stripe. This is the Electronic spark timing and the connector has to be … apart to set the timing. Gone are the days of the distributor-based ignition system, which meant owners needed to set the timing on their vehicles on a regular basis.
It backfires really bad when its cold. This isnt a place to post your youtube channel 5 Mark Solved. I would have probably set it a little higher if the mechanical advance was 20 degrees instead of 23. Adjust the distributor so that the timing mark on the harmonic balancer aligns with the timing mark on the block that the manual tells you to use. The question is: How to re-install that distributor and set the timing on a 97 Suburban 5.
While checking my advance with a dial-back timing light, I noticed that instead of 20 degrees of centrifugal advance like it is supposed to be, I had about 23 degrees. There may actually be a number 1 on it or there may just be a little tick mark but there is normally some sort of mark although it may be difficult to spot. Ignition timing is not adjustable. Now if the distributor was removed and the engine was turned over then you will have to find 1 on the compression stroke. There is usually a decal under the hood.
It is a one wire connection that protrudes from the wiring harness. You will also need an oil pump priming tool to rotate the gear on the oil pump so that the rotor can align properly. I think I found it when I was wire looming all the engine compartment under the master cylinder. Timing Connector Location The timing connector for the Chevy Silverado breaks out of the engine wiring harness conduit adjacent to the distributor. Here's a few tips: Number 1 plug wire should be at the front of the distributor just to the driver's side of centerline.
In reality the used in any engine is a starting point for experimentation. Or search —someone has likely run into the exact same problem and is likely willing to share photos and advice with you. Im thinking the harmonic balancer mark is not right for this engine or the person who set it up didnt top dead center it before dropping the distributer in. It may help to mark the harmonic balancer with a small dot of white paint to make it more visible. That will be a good plug to run.