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The engine installed in my suburban has only one alignment

Customer Question

The engine installed in my suburban has only one alignment mark on the balance wheel and I always seem to it the exhaust stroke, Help
JA: How many miles are on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 164000 YEAR 1999
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. every thing described in this text
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I cannot see the timing mark on the engine from the topside, have judge the alignment from underneath .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

god morning my name is ***** ***** I will assist

the timing is checked with a scan tool not with a timing light. thats why there is no mark on the crank pulley. the distributor is actually the cam sensor and is set to 0 degrees at 1000 rpm. it is verified once again with a scan tool.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am aware of the timing requirements, I just want to get the distributer in the vehicle in the correct position, so I can at least get the vehicle running. d0nt have a scan tool. just need to get the distributer in correctly.
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

ok, thats not in your original post.

bring the engine up to number 1 top dead center compression. to be sure, remove number 1 plug and hand turn the motor until you feel pressure out the cylinder and use a coat hanger to monitor the movement of the piston until it is at the top. that is where you ned to be.

then drop the distributor in with the rotor pointing to number 1 cylinder wire inside the cap.


Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

I see you re posted. you never even responded for me to continue helping you

good luck