Question about 1998 Chevrolet C1500
I have a 5.7L engine, I get spark at all 8 plugs, when I spray starter fluid in the intake I don't get combustion, the ignition coil and ignition control module test fine. my next thought is the starter because when it seems to try and start it slows down and seems to backfire, almost like it is overloading the starter. not sure about the compression.
It is possible for the vehicle to run perfectly fine before turning the engine off. I have seen it happen and it took me quite a while to figure it out. I would never have thought it was the timing chain until I tried to move the distributor and it kind of started. Thats when I figured out that it was the timing chain. If your vehicle has a distributor, mark the position that its in now and then loosen the bolt holding it down and turn the distributor either way and see if it will start or want to start better. Or you can set your TDC on cylinder #1 and check where the position of the rotor is under the cap. theses procedures are a little easier than taking the timing cover off and checking it that way.
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