How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Mike V. Your Own Question
Mike V.
Mike V., Auto Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 25184
Experience:  25 years automotive experience, Certified Subaru Tech and Nissan factory trained.
Type Your Chevy Question Here...
Mike V. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

firing order for a 85 350 v8

Customer Question

My husband pulled off the distributor and now has the wiring all fouled up. How do I get it reset?Thanks
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Mike V. replied 8 years ago.
Hi there! What is the model please?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
1985 chevy long bed.350 v8
Expert:  Mike V. replied 8 years ago.
OK. Hope this helps! Thanks
Fig. 3: V8 engine Engine firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise

Expert:  Mike V. replied 8 years ago.
THIS may work better. You need adobe to view the link. Thanks!
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ok we got everything set with the distributor like the picture and the wire coonected in the order shown but it still backfires and dies
Expert:  Mike V. replied 8 years ago.
Was this the original problem you are trying to cure?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

no he was trying to fix a manifold leak

Expert:  Mike V. replied 8 years ago.
OK. I would suggest that he may have the distributor off a tooth or two. Get the #1 cylinder up on top dead center on the compression stroke. Pull the distributor cap off and make sure the rotor is pointing at the #1 wire. If it is then he should loosen the distributor and turn it until it starts to smooth out. If not, then it should come out and put it back in so that it is pointing at #1. If he didn't have the firing order correct it could have thrown him off when he put the distributor back in.