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Old 10-21-2012, 05:00 AM
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Alright so I've changed my distributor and I've gotten my fuel sync out of whack and my truck won't fire I couldn't go by the marks that I made when I pulled the old one out cause I replaced it and I can't figure out how to get the thing to line back up even enough to fire to get it anywhere with a big fancy scanner to check my sync any help on how to line my distributor up enough to get it to fire would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!
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there are 2 sensors that sync them. there's one of course on trans that's the crank sensor. and the one in dist it's self. now according to the book it should not matter there distributor is the truck should start. now it sounds like you need to go back to square 1. set eng back to top dead center and look at where distributor is at. and un like most cars the should point in opposet direction of cyl #1. this should reset where sensor is. then from there if truck still won't start it might be a bad sensor or relay.
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If engine has been cranked while distributor is removed, establish the relationship between distributor shaft and number one piston position as follows:
Rotate crankshaft in a clockwise direction, as viewed from front, until number one cylinder piston is at top of compression stroke (compression should be felt on finger with number one spark plug removed). Then continue to slowly rotate engine clockwise until indicating mark is aligned to 0 degree (TDC) mark on timing chain cover.
  1. Clean top of cylinder block for a good seal between distributor base and block.
  2. Lightly oil the rubber o-ring seal on the distributor housing.
  3. Install rotor to distributor shaft.
  4. Position distributor into engine to its original position. Engage tongue of distributor shaft with slot in distributor oil pump drive gear. Position rotor to the number one spark plug cable position.
  5. Install distributor holddown clamp and clamp bolt. Do not tighten bolt at this time.
  6. Rotate the distributor housing until rotor is aligned to CYL. NO. 1 alignment mark on the camshaft position sensor.
  7. Tighten clamp holddown bolt to 22.5 Nm (200 in. lbs.) torque.
  8. Connect camshaft position sensor wiring harness to main engine harness.
  9. Install distributor cap. Tighten mounting screws.
  10. Refer to the following, Checking Distributor Position.
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Ok thanks guys I'm gonna give it a try today and let y'all know how it goes I'm not used to messing with these new style distributors
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