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Mark the balancer with a white paint marker on the TDC groove, there is a small plug over on the d/side inner fender has a small "dummy" plug plugged into it remove that from the wiring harness plug, loosen the distributor hold down bolt, connect the timing light by hooking the battery leads up to the battery and the other clamp over the #1 spark plug wire, crank truck up and squeeze the trigger on the timing light while trying to locate your paint mark on the dampener, then rotate the distributor in either direction to line up that mark with the pointer thats on the timing chain cover per mnf specs if I remember its 10 degrees when you get it there plug that "dummy " plug back in truck should idle up, if so tighten down the hold down bolt disconnect timing light and close the hood youre good to go at that point!

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