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A P1345 Chevrolet - Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position

i AM GETTING A P1345...
i AM GETTING A P1345 Chevrolet - Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position FAULT on my 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 454 K25. Bad Timing chain?
JA: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?
Customer: seems to have normal power & has not changed. about 275K miles
JA: Are you fixing your Suburban yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing has been touched on the engine
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I guess thst's it
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Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thanks for coming! I'm Ron and I'll be working with you on your question today.

With the engine at idle, does the idle fluctuate up and down?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No, it idles smooth & normal speed.

Ok. Great. Thank-you. Please give me one moment to type out some info for you. Sit tight one minute... I'll be right back!

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Thanks for holding!

If the idle is smooth and steady, then the problem here is going to be a worn distributor. This is actually extremely common on these vehicle. Remove the distributor cap and try to turn the rotor. I think you will find there is a half inch or more of play. If so, the distributor will need to be replaced. Like I say, extremely common. Please be kind enough to leave a rating for our Q&A using the 'stars' at the top of the page or click 'Accept' when I have answered all your questions. A 5-star rating is very much appreciated! Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
OK.

Glad I could be of some help today! Please remember to leave a rating using the stars at the top of the page! Have a great weekend!

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Were there any other questions I could help you with today?

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Glad I could be of some help today! Please remember to leave a rating using the stars at the top of the page! Have a great weekend! ????? WHAT? YOU HAVE NOT ANSWERED MY QUESTION!

My apologies! I posted my reply above! Do you not see it?! I will copy-and paste it again for you below:

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Thanks for holding!If the idle is smooth and steady, then the problem here is going to be a worn distributor. This is actually extremely common on these vehicle. Remove the distributor cap and try to turn the rotor. I think you will find there is a half inch or more of play. If so, the distributor will need to be replaced. Like I say, extremely common. Please be kind enough to leave a rating for our Q&A using the 'stars' at the top of the page or click 'Accept' when I have answered all your questions. A 5-star rating is very much appreciated! Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
OK, I will check the distributor. Thank U 4 Ur reply.

You're welcome! Glad I could be of some help today! Please remember to leave a rating using the stars at the top of the page! Have a great weekend!

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