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2000 c2500: i replace the distributor

Customer Question

i replace the distributor in my 2000 c2500 chevy and now i cant get it in time
how do i get it in time
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  david replied 6 years ago.
Hi thank you for your question hope this helps.

This sounds like you need to re - time the motor and distributor

4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L And 7.4L Engines
Timing Disturbed

Remove the No. 1 cylinder spark plug. Turn the engine using a socket wrench on the large bolt on the front of the crankshaft pulley. Place a finger near the No. 1 spark plug hole and turn the crankshaft until the piston reaches Top Dead Center (TDC). As the engine approaches TDC, you will feel air being expelled through the No. 1 cylinder spark plug hole. The timing mark on the crankshaft pulley should now be aligned with the 0 mark on the timing scale. If the position is not being met, turn the engine another full turn (360 degrees). Once the engines position is correct, install the spark plug.

NOTE Before installation, position the rotor so it points to the No. 2 terminal on the cap. As the distributor is lowered into the engine, the rotor will rotate clockwise and stop at the No. 1 terminal. This is the desired position.
Firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise

Let me know

Hope this helps
Good luck
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
If u put at the number to point on the cap it won't go to number one
Expert:  david replied 6 years ago.
OK can you turn the engine over as so #1 cylinder is at top dead center I distributer. Now were is the rotor pointing?

If it is not pointing at #1 the timing is off. remove the distributor and turn it so it points to #1.