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Seting timing on 98 chevy s10

I replaced my starter and cylinder 1 is misfireing i figured its my timeing that is off. how do i fix that?

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No way replacing the starter would change timing.
Unless you removed the distributor or the timing chain.
Did you get a code 301 from the computer, and is cylinder one getting spark and fuel ?

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 22, 2013

    yes 301 is the code i keep pulling spark plug 1 and it keeps fouling

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 22, 2013

    my snap on solus pro said its common for these trucks to have bad wires could that be it? i just replaced the spark plugs yesterday

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jan 22, 2013

    Well it could be a wire or something else. Easy way to find out is to switch the number one wire with another and see if the miss moves to another cylinder.

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 23, 2013

    funny i slept on it and thought the same thing thanks bub

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 23, 2013

    did that it still said #1 cylinder is misfiring any other ideas?

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 23, 2013

    i ran out of gas just befor the problem started also

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jan 23, 2013

    Ok, do you know for a fact cylinder one is getting spark to the plug ? You need spark, fuel, and compression, so one of the three is missing. If you have spark and compression, and you have port fuel injection, the injector may be clogged up.

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 23, 2013

    How do Iclear the injector?

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jan 23, 2013

    If everything else checks out, and the injector is the last option, you would need to check the resistance first, then if you decide it is clogged up, you can try cleaner in the gas tank, but chances are it will have to be replaced.

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jan 23, 2013

    If the resistance between the terminals is high, the magnet inside will not open the plunger.

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 27, 2013

    ive got spark thats for sure. what will injectors run me if cleaner wont work?

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jan 27, 2013

    No idea. You can price the parts locally and check with a shop for labor rates.

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 27, 2013

    cylinder 1 is getting fuel also i pulled the plug and it smelled like gas. im baffeled

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 27, 2013

    a blown fuse some where wouldnt have any thing to do with anything would it?

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jan 27, 2013

    No a fuse would not be involved. If you have spark, fuel, compression, and a good spark plug, it should run. Compression is the only thing you have not covered yet. You may need to have a mechanic look at it.

  • kimberlyandc
    kimberlyandc Jan 28, 2013

    im sure your right thanks for all your help bud

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