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On the distributor cap you have pin.Build in from the manufacturer.Because the rotor turns clockwise no.1 is first after that.Close to the engine.

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How do i find the posiyion of 1st cylinder to put in new distributer for a 98 4.3 blazer distributer wasnt marked when took out


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I did a head gasket repair and now i need to set timing for a 350 chevy i can get it running but idles ruff


its hard to say without knowing your year, however, if you have an engine that uses a distributer, the best way is to remove your timing cover, and insure the timing mark are alighned and that your distributer is set to the #1 cylinder tdc, from there it should be a mater of small adjustments to the distributer. hope i was able to help.

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I cranked the motor over a few times to get to the ignition module, I then pulled the distributer out without marking anything. Now I have motor at TDC, line on crank pulley lined up with notch on motor...


If you have it at #1 on the crank marks, you need to install the distributor so that #1 on the cap lines up with the rotor. I think you have a 350, so #1 is at about 12 o'clock if you view it from the front of the car-see diagram:mikemt_1.jpg

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You need to determin which direction the rotor button turns when the engine is running. Take the cap off and get someone to bump the starter . Watch the rotor. If it turns counter clockwise the fireing order will follow its order counter clockwise on the distributer .In other words # 1 wire on the distributer goes to # 1 spark plug. Then the next wire counting counterclockwise goes to # 3 plug . Follow the firing around the distributer for all the wires. counter clockwise is the oppisit to the rotation of the hands on a clock .

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I am not sure where you are on this question, If you are standing there with no plugwires going into the distributer, that was from a proceedural error: Replace and deal with only one plug wire at a time and you never need to determine were #1 plug is...

So, if you are there and no wires to the dist, here is what to do:
Pull #1 spark plug.
Pull dist cap (often a distributer will have been altered and #1 not located as indicated in the book) this method covers that.
So, you need to ground or disconnect the coil wire coil to center of distributer.

you need a push button starter, or assistant.....

You are doing two things, observing the direction that the rotor turns, so after you locate #1, the other wires follow in that same rotational direction.

So, you stick your finger over the #1 plug hole, you need to determine when it is on teh compression stroke...(air comes rushing out)...
this will take several revolutions to accomplish, but you need to rotate the engine over and STOP at or near the Top dead center of #1. Accuracy not huge important, be close.

Now look at the rotor, and it will be pointing to the correct position if the #1 cylinder.

Firing order from that point is often located on engine sticker on radiator support, and often in raised letters somewhere on the block, head or manifolds.

1-5-3-6-2-4 is common.

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#1 on cap : turn engine by hand 'till timing mark on crank pulley is aligned with 0 (tdc) on scale. Remove cap. The rotor will be either pointing to the firewall or towards the front of the engine. If towards firewall turn one more time. Where it is pointing is #1. Worked on too many marine engines to remember for sure (think it turns clockwise) but just crank it once and watch which way the rotor turns. order is 18436572.

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