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1997 c1500 4.3 bogging Timing on my scanner goes from +30 to

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1997 c1500 4.3 bogging
Timing on my scanner goes from +30 to -2 when it happens
56psi fuel pressure
No cats
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My Name is***** have over 20 years experience repairing vehicles. I am a ASE Certified Master Auto Technician. I am confident we can resolve your problem together.Please remember I don't know your skill level. I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies to get to a satisfactory resolution.I also try to give all of the information you may need expecting a positive rating. If there is any reason I cannot get a positive rating please let me know.

Have you replaced any components or have any codes? Why no cats?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Replaced the distributor pickup.
Installed egr block off plate.
I bought the truck with the cats removed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Only code is the rear o2 sensor that is gone
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Is the vehicle running or key on engine off

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

I take it that your foot is off throttle? Can you take another picture? Turn off engine, turn key on. push accelerator to floor. take picture

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Key on truck off
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Ok on bottom of engine is a knock sensor (pic attached). Can you unplug it and drive and tell me if it is better?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where exactly is it?
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

There may be 1 on each side and unplug both if so. I attached a picture of location

Customer: replied 1 year ago. found a post on there that its in a diff spot on the c1500
I found one close to the distributor and unplugged it. Still does the same thing
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Just wanted to rule that out. My suspicion is the gear on the bottom of your distributor is worn. Remove distributor and inspect. The new gear is brass usually and lasts longer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will do that tomorrow
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Took the distributor out today and the gear looks like new. Maybe it was replaced before I bought the truck
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a fuel pressure gauge?

Does your scanner monitor long term and short term fuel trim?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

What are you long and short term fuel trims when acting up?