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Found TDC but rotor not on Cylinder #1?

Ok so i found out thats the distributor broke and i got a new 1 from the junk yard. it was off a 96 Chevy Astor van but i have a 96 chevy k1500 p/u v6. but when i find TDC i can't get the rotor to be on cyl. 1.. 1st question. Could it be cuz its off the astro van??? or do they have the same engine.. 2 WTF!!!! why can't i get it on cyl. 1???? (sry if question is confusing i'm really pissed off)

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    i replaced the timing chain now wont start no fire to spark plugs

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When you bring the piston to TDC on the compression stroke
slide the distributor in and point the rotor towards the number one cylinder once you get it all back together but dont tighten the distributor down tight because you still have to adjust timing

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