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I need the possition of #1 on the distributor cap

I need the position of #1 on the distributor cap for a 4 cylinder chevy s-10

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Remove cap. Remove number one spark plug. Turn key off...have friend manualy turn engine over until you feel air blow out of number one spark plug hole. when you feel this look at rotor in distributer...it will be pointing close to number one. Set your wires on cap to coincide with that. Hope this helps:)

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