Many technicians are of the opinion that the type of metal used in the construction of the terminals is the reason for the heavy concentrations of deposits and misfire conditions. I know I can get it close but want to do it right. On most distributor caps, the terminals are spaced a minimum of an inch apart. Finding that page,reference in the book would be difficult. The truck is designed to be assembled and sold in mass quantity. Manufacturing tolerance would not be off in a new part that far.
Welcome to Windows Car 3. Put positive to the negative but do not hook it to the battery and leave it for about a half hour. Common Vortec Engine Distributor Symptoms As a professional mechanic I spent most of my auto repair career turning wrenches at a Chevrolet dealership. Don't try flushing the screens out with brake cleaner, the residual fumes will blow up the cap. This means you have to move it a notch forward or backward. I have a new distributor but there is no timing degree setting listed under the hood on the decal.
In summary: The design of this distributor makes for an above-normal failure rate of caps and rotors. When you feel the screwdriver get to the top, have the helper turn the key off. After study and thought, being those were not needing it, I figured out what everyone was already aware of. I diagnose and repair professionally without all that expensive junk. He has been told what the dealer response is in a thread to read. I rely on experience and knowledge.
If you had two 110 volt sources out of phase to your dryer? Invested their time in overdoing everything but were still paid the same. The last time I had it out seemed like it needs to be where it is or its limited in the other direction by the sensor plug hitting the pressure regulator. The same thing happened with nicknamed the spider. The manufacturer must consider terminal position and molding issues such as air and gas pockets in the plastic. If you've to reset a code.
I'm not here to knock the Vortec engines, because they produce excellent power and they last a long time. Dannyl answered 4 years ago Right, that was the point, you are wasting your time and money just like I once did. The other telltale sign that you have a problem also points back to the failure of the plastic housing. Andrew has many kudos for fast simple approach. You couldn't pay me to use one.
Do any of you like running advanced timing. My suspicion is that condensation from inside the engine from the cooling of the engine after shut down is being pushed up through the distributor shaft as steam. This is why we simplify. It's still the same old engine process. Turn dist a hair, clear the code, start the truck.
However, rotating the engine from the crankshaft pulley bolt remains the way to get this done. Plagued with Problems by Design The presence of a white or tan residue on the inner walls of the cap and rotor, and the terminals will be encrusted see illustration 1. As you back off and restart, it will take longer to throw the code ie 8-12, 12-16 seconds then voila, you will find the sweet spot. You could be 180 off with the dist but then you just take it back out and put if back in the other way TheNamesDalton answered 3 years ago Im sure the original user that posted this question has their problem fixed by now but I felt it would be a good idea to share some knowledge I have from these processes for anyone that finds this from search. Next up will talk about why you don't need a timing light to replace a Vortec distributor.
The cam sensor installed in the replacement part sets a cam shaft, crank shaft correlation code P1345. In this case the plastic body distributor lasts as long as you own the truck. There's a popular video showing you how to. I know spark advance or retard are not controlled this way but definitely pulls better on acceleration. I also replaced the front shocks only to have all four of the lower bolts snap off so I had to remove the welded nuts and replace them with new hardware. Remember the little screw inside of the vacuum input that you could adjust for the spark advance. If you are more than 2 degrees out it will throw the code.
Tighten the distributor clamp bolt to 25 N. It may throw a rich code during this learning process but will clear up. Install new distributor with the rotor pin pointing in correlation to the 1 point on the distributor cap may have to mark it on the side so you can match the pin on rotor close to the point location on the cap. Because there is a mistake. Using a bidirectional scan tool. Mine was 12 degrees advanced and ran like a champ. Tps reads ok maf reads ok cts reads ok map reads ok fuel injectors individually cleaned and checked.