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The compession is between 100-120.
What should the timing be?
I thought with all the electronics that it set the timing itself?
I think you may have the plug wires in the wrong order.First check to make sure you have #1 at TDC on compression stroke. You canstick your finger in number one hole and tap engine over until pressure pushesagainst your finger, then line up TDC mark on dampner. Look to see where therotor is pointing and install plug wires starting with number one and continueclockwise in order. 1-6-5-4-3-2.
Timing is to be set at 0* TDC. This should be the largest/deepest notch in the timing tab (see pic) http://www.s10forum.com/forum/attachments/f107/107959d1261276334-4-3-vortec-timing-timing.jpg
The wires are all in the correct spots. I have the timing mark at 0 and the rotor is at #1 wire. I can't tell for sure if it is at the top. I can't get my finger in to tell.
There is a vaccum hose back by the dist that was either unplugged or I did it when trying to loosen the cap. What does that hose do?
Since I'm doing things with the dist I think I will replace the cap and rotor.
Does the rotor just pull off? Right now it doesn't want to move. I found a spot for the hose on the back of the intake.
Your cap & rotor look like this and the rotor just pulls off and pushes on. The cap screws on.
Yes it is getting spark. I noticed the distributor and rotor are a little worn
so thought might as well change them while I'm there.
The rotor won't pull off tho, so wasn't sure if it was supposed to.
I haven't checked for codes. Will they still be there after the battery has been disconected?
The battery got disconnected so no codes. I was told the check engine light was on before it died after I unhooked the battery to chrge it.
I got the rotor off finally it came off in pieces. The dist looked fairly worn.
When I replaced them it started but ran rough for a while then calmed down.
Took it for a drive and for the first mile or so it ran great but when I went around a corner it died but started right up. This happened at just about every corner and stopsign. When I started up out of a gully it was really sputtering but made it up.
When it is sitting I can start it just fine and idles good. The gauges on it don't work so don't know how much gas is in the tank, so I put 5 gal in it. Haven't tried driving it since.
So I was wondering what would make it die at corners and stopsign?
Thank you for all the help so far.
All the gauges on the dash went out. Oil,temp,battery and fuel.
The only things I can see are miles,speed and the 4-5 over by the check engine, I can't think what they are now.
I cleaned the bat terminals when I took them off before charging it.
How do you check the fuel pressure?
With a fuel pressure gauge connected to port on the fuel rail. Looks like a schrader valve on a tire. Key on, engine off and check to see if pressure holds or drops. Have the battery checked to make sure it's good, and check charging system.
Fuel Pressure should be 58-62 psi
See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdlUzSLRdao
You need a fuel pressure gauge. You can get one at any auto parts store. It's cheaper at Harbor Freight. Here's a link:
The fuel pressure gauge connects back by the distributor?
Is it the same thing where you release the fuel pressure before working on the fuel lines?
I drove it today the same path I went yesterday and it never stalled or acted sluggish, so can it be that when I went around corners the pump was starved of fuel or could it be the baffle in the tank has come loose?
On my 2001 f250 with 7.3. It is leaking tranny fluid where it connects to the engine. what could that be and how do I check where it is coming from?
I also was wondering what should it cost to get the seals replaced on it?
My mechanic had already said the rear seal was leaking just a little but I'm not sure if the front is leaking now.
Now I have the same problem with both the 93 and the 01.
They won't start. When you turn the key they both just click.
The battery is good on both.
Does it sound like the starter or is it the solenoid?
Ok after sitting all night the blazer started just fine.
What could be getting too hot to not work last night but works after cooling down?