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1999 chevy s10: a crank kit in it and put it..distributor..wont start

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hi i have a 1999 chevy s10 4.3 vortec and i just put a crank kit in it and put it all together and i set the distributor in where i thought was tdc it has two lne on the balancer and i dont know which one to go by it started and ran once i shut it off then tryed to start it again but it wont start. so im thinking im off on the timing but these 2 marks have got me confused can you explain how to set that distributor in and which mark on the balancer do i go bythe first or the second thank you,confused
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  LEE replied 9 years ago.
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Expert:  LEE replied 9 years ago.
how did it run when it was running
Expert:  LEE replied 9 years ago.
1 is tdc note 4 is other mark on crankshaft
Expert:  LEE replied 9 years ago.
if the engine was running good before you cleaned throttle body you may have fouled plugs you may have to remove them and clean them
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
but im still unclear on the procedure on where to set the distributor at
Expert:  LEE replied 9 years ago.
set crank at tdc and with dis. cap off point rotor at number one on cap look at cap carfuly becouse number one plug end you will need to follow on cap to term .after you put dis in this is where the rotor will end up
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
ok so when i get tdc i seem to get compression between the first line and the second line wich line do i wanna use
Expert:  LEE replied 9 years ago.
2nd line
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
could i have screwed up on the timing chain i aligned all the marks
Expert:  LEE replied 9 years ago.
probly not those are almost full proof