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Old 09-30-2003, 03:45 PM
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Distributor question

I have an 84 K10 that is having some timming problems and I was wondering if the gear at the bottom of the distributor is supposed to spin both ways? I think that may be my problem but am not sure. U can either e-mail me at yogunna123@aol.com or reply to it here thanks

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yes, the gear at the bottom of the shaft should spin freely in both directions.
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I dunno I am havin a problem with my truck and it is all timming issue. It runs but just say if I try a brake stand it kinda back fires and dies. When I did the timming chain I yanked out the distributor and the mark I had on it wore off, I replaced the oil pump as well. When I did the timming chain I was told to put both the cam and the crank gear at 12 oclock with the engine at TDC. Does that sound right or am I wrong?
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If you had the timing set before you took it apart and set on top '0' the timing on the distributor for #1 cyl. has to be 10* to 12* advanced.
Usually set at the timing mark on the damper to the timing pointer tab.
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I'm confused...both the marks on the cam and the crank were at 12 o'clock? They should have been pointing at each other..the crank at 12 and the cam at 6.
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Yea I know all that but the thing is I had someone else helping me and I think they set the cam and crank to 12 oclock and I am wondering if the truck would even start at all or if u would have a back fire.
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Yo...if you set them both at 12:00 then you better tear back into it. I would not think it would start but there is a remote possibility, especially if you moved the distributor around enough. Cars will run with a dist. 180 degrees off but not very well. Best bet would be to pull off the timing cover and check to see if it is correct. Not a fun job but if in doubt.......

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Get #1 cyl. on tdc. comp. stroke, crank by hand until #1 intake opens and closes, then bring timing mark to 0. Pull the cap, rotor should be at #1. Then set timing with timing light. It won't run 180 out.
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