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I need help to put my 1997 suburban in correct timing. I

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Hello,
I need help to put my 1997 suburban in correct timing. I have installed lower intake gaskets so I had the distributor out. I've made the mistake of putting the engine on cylinder number one mark thinking that was enough. Now the vehicle is setting a code CAM/CRANK CORRELATION.
I have a timing light. should I read the timing exactly at 0 degree?
Thanks
I also have a small scan tool to read data
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: GMC
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you with this problem.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hey Gary, glad to see you
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

the engine runs correct ?

can you move the distributor at all or is the hold down not slotted to adjust the distributor ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I can definitely turn the distribuitor
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

on good

on the computer data list can you find cam offset numbers ?

Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

or cam retard

Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

you need to see that data and runt he engine at 1000K rpm and set the distributor until it reads 0 then tighten down the distributor and the code will be able to be cleared out and not reset

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