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What causes a chevy 350 to bog and then backfire?

It blew up the muffler the first time

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Remove valve cover while engine turning look for rocker go down and up all the way if a little move then camshaft is worn.
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it has plug wires crossed the firing orders is 18436572 make sure distributor is pointing toward # 1 plug wire make sure #1 cylinder is up on compression take plug out put finger over plug hole let some one crank it over until compression comes up then line your rotor button is pointing toward #1 wire on cap. then start ur #1 plug wire where the rotor button is pointing and go clock wise 18436572 and that should take care of it

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SOURCE: 1996 jeep grand cherokee

timing chain

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SOURCE: 1997 jeep grand cherokee backfires

check for leaks in exhaust ahead of converter, check cap and rotor for tracking between contacts, code check for fuel and other faults.

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SOURCE: 2003 dodge 2500 diesel backfires and destroys

Well, usually when a proper running vehicle backfires through the exhaust its caused by an excess in fuel building up in the pipe and igniting. Some newer diesle trucks will spray fuel into the exhaust to clean the emissions and reduce smoke coming out of the tail pipe. You could have a bent or sticking valve that is allowing extra fuel out into the exhaust, or when it went to clean the exhaust (If your model does that) the exhaust might not have been hot enough to ignite the fuel until you put a load on it causing the exhaust temp to jump igniting all the fuel in the tail pipe.

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Engine shuts off while driving

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