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Got a 94 chevy 1500 5.7 liter 350 just did the plugs and wires new distrubutor cap and rotor but she still has no power in the gas pedal and backfires sometimes ideals doesn't over heat exaust doesn't seem backed up I'm not sure if its timing or the distrubutor itself

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Have you checked it for fault codes? If not go here to learn how.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

  • james larson Apr 26, 2013

    No I have not ill try that thanks

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SOURCE: 1989 ford bronco 302 fuel injected timing

To set timing on these you have to disable the electronic timing control.The engine emmissions/tune label should explain how to do this.Change the fuel filter and replace injectors , be sure to change fuel tank and pump if a corroded/rusty tank is the reason for the injector plug issue. Just had one in shop that was a couple years newer but sat to long with a nearly empty tank and old fuel and original fuel filter that pluged every injector.Hope this helps some.

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SOURCE: 95 Chevy C-1500 runs rough at idle and during accelleration

Check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator and check to see if the fuel pressure regulator has gone bad. Give the throttle body a good cleaning and the injectors too. Do not use carb cleaner, it's to corrosive for the gaskets used in the throttle body. The other thing too that would cause this is a stuck or bad EGR valve, Try cleaning the EGR valve too since your cleaning the throttle body. Good luck and keep me posted.

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