I replaced the lower intake manifold gasket on my 1998 blazer.
Now i`m trying to get the distributor back in the right spot.
In theory it`s suppose to be easy on this 4.3L engine.
I turned the harmonic balancer pulley with a socket and breaker bar to the point where the 2 timing marks are lined up.
I installed the distributor so that the rotor lines up with the arrow on the distributor body, which is the number 1 cylinder.
When i try to start it, it just cranks but doesn`t fire up.
Then i removed the distributor and rotated the rotor so that it is 180 degrees from the arrow and the engine starts but it revs up to 3,000 RPM
s and stays there for a few seconds then drops down to 500 rpm and stalls. when it drops below 1,000 RPMs i can hear popping coming from the engine so i
m pretty sure that the rotor isnt in the right position.
so, what i am doing wrong i didn`t crank or turn the engine after i removed the distributor to replace the gasket.
before i removed the distributor the first time, to do the gasket,i turned the harmonic balancer pulley so that the timing marks were lined up and the rotor was pointed to the arrow on the distributor body.
i`ve spent 8 hours taking the distributor out, turning the rotor a little , put the distributor back in and try to start it.