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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: how to replace distrubitor

 

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JDBCST, V6, Akron, NY, March 09, 2009, 07:07
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engine backfired and quit, found gear on bottom of distrubitor chewed up, got new distrubitor, what is procedure to install?

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    Russ March 09, 2009, 21:01
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    The new distributor will need to be installed in the correct "time" to the camshaft. Look at the online repair information at autozone.com - here is the link: http://bit.ly/online_repair_manuals.

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    JDBCST, March 10, 2009, 07:21
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    Thanks, Russ link did not work but I got on Autozone site. Had info.but not what I need. I know bring to tdc on compression but what mark to use, there is 2 on vibration dampner and crank sensor.

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    Russ, March 11, 2009, 20:55
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    Yes, two marks! Looking at the engine from the front. One mark should be at about 2 o-clock and line up with a mark on the timing cover. The second mark will be at about 5 o-clock and line up with a mark on the lower part of the timing cover. That should put the #1 clyinder on TDC of the compression stroke. I hope this helps.

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    JDBCST March 13, 2009, 14:13
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    Thanks Russ, I'll try this , I hope it did not take anything electrical out!

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