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Intake gaskets leaking antifreeze so pulled distributor and intake. Installed new gaskets and reinstalled the distributor. Now it won't start. Acts like it is out of time but the distributor hold down bracket does not move on the distributor and the distributor will only go in if the oil pump shaft lines up with the bottom of the distributor so how can it be out of time unless 180 out. I marked the position of the rotor before pulling the distributor. It is a 1997 chev blazer with 4.3 v-6. I am confused.

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You need a scan tool to properly align distributor with cam position sensor in it, to sync up with all the right marks & number 1 cylinder.

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