1998 Chevrolet drove home running fine, cut it off and tried to crank 2 days later and it wouldn't. New dist cap, Rotor button, pick up module, ignition module and new plugs> Still will not crank and run! Listening to everyone say it had jumped time started trying to find TDC on num 1 and beyond what most people say online finally talked to local mechanic and he said there was a mark on timing cover for TDC so finally found itby taking fan shroud off. Question is if the two marks are lined up rotor button should be pointing toward num 1 on dist cap? And is this normal ? 217000 miles 5.7L
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
firing order for 5.7 v8 is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 mostly all of the chevy v8s are the same firing order. the rotor button in distributer turns clockwise, the cylinder numbers are 1-3-5-7 on drivers side, 2-4-6-8 is on passengers side. To get started get your distrutor cap[new one] look on the top you will see a #1that's where you begin you must know if if rotates clockwise or counter clockwise start in that direction then follow the firing order and cylinder line up. good-day!! if cap is not marked, just pull out #1 plug, put a straw or similar in plug hole on top of piston. turn engine over by crank in front of vehicle with a wrench, when the piston comes to the very top just before it starts going down. this is tdc. and rotor button should be pointing to #1 wire on dist, cap. follow from there. good-day !!
then i would replace whats called the hall effect sensor its that black plastic plate you see when you take dist cap off. just pull rotor and lift up the sensor.dist cap is what holds it on.also under the sensor will be a stamped sheet metal piece that looks like the top of a castle wall. make sure its not loose on the shaft.if it is then new dist will be needed
There may be no injector pulse if the computor does not see a RPM signal. There will be no spark if the ignition module does not see a dist pulse from the dist pickup.......a RPM signal. Because you do not have both ......I would suggest to check/change the dist pick up. Follow the wires from the ignition module inside the dist to the pickup which is also inside the dist. If it is just a bad dist pickup....keep all your old parts as good spares. Also...is the dist turning? to provide a RPM signal? You will have to remove the dist to change the pick-up.....mark your timing locations......"rotor position" and "dist body location"before removal. A quick test before installing the "repaired dist" .....plug it in the the truck wiring and turn on the key....DO NOT CRANK THE ENGINE OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DIST ROTOR CORRECT POSITION......as you spin the dist by hand .....the injectors should spray.