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No power I tuned up my 1985 pontiac 6000 le and now have no power. I installed plugs, plug wirind rotor cap and distributor cap. I marked my wires and changed them one at a time and now it back fires and has no power.

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When you have no power, it is either the gas or the spark. Check fuel delivery systems to see if they are working. If it is spark, get a helper (in tennis shoes), and hold a plug wire to see if there is any spark when you crank the motor. If there is no spark, then look at your cap, rotor, and the black module under the cap. Over time, the module will quit working.
Most Sincerely, Kristopher Gerbracht

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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Exploded view of the distributor assembly-6-cylinder engine




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INSTALLATIONTiming Not Disturbed

  1. Insert the distributor in the block and align ALL matchmarks made during removal.
  2. Engage the distributor driven gear with the distributor drive.
  3. Install the distributor clamp and secure it with the pinch-bolt.
  4. Install the distributor cap and fasten the harness electrical connector.
  5. If necessary, install the spark plug wires and coil wire.
  6. Start the engine. Check the timing and adjust it if necessary.

Timing Disturbed
  1. It is necessary to place the No. 1 cylinder in the firing position to correctly install the distributor. To locate this position, the ignition timing marks on the crankshaft front pulley can be used.
  2. Remove the No. 1 cylinder spark plug. Turn the crankshaft until the piston in the No. 1 cylinder is moving up on the compression stroke. This can be determined by placing your thumb over the spark plug hole and feeling the air being forced out of the cylinder. Stop turning the crankshaft when the timing marks indicate TDC or 0 .
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  1. When the distributor shaft has reached the bottom of the hole, gently move the rotor back and forth slightly until the driving lug on the end of the shaft enter the slots cut in the end of the oil pump shaft and the distributor assembly slides down into place.

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  3. Install the distributor cap and engage the harness electrical connector.
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