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I need to know the timing marks for installing the timing chain and in 1992 GMC sonoma st in the firing order on the distributor and the engine block.

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I highly recommend you get the Haynes repair manual on your vehicle. The Haynes Manual has photo references that show the alignment as well as a diagram of the firing order on the Distributor. Typically the #1 is marked on the the Distributor cap and they are sequential clockwise after that. The Firing order is actually controlled by the order you connect the wires to the Distributor.

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    Fig. 2: Ignition system for the 1.5L engine 84183002.gif

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