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Default rebuilt top end, put distributor back in, suburban wont start. it back fires.

ok so here is the deal. i swapped the heads on my truck for new rebuilt ones. put all new gaskets all around. tune up . and now i put my distributor cap back in and when i went to start the truck it cranks and back fires but wont turn over to actually start..

i loosened the bolt that holds the distributor down and tried turning it so many times to the left and to the right lil by lil each time and started the truck each time with no luck. sometimes it would back fire more. and sometimes it would not back fire at all.


what am i doing wrong, or better yet what am i not doing.?


can anybody help.

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did you pull the distributor all the way out when u changed heads? its sounds like the distributor is on the wrong stroke
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SOunds like its not firing on the right cyl. Are you sure the cables aren't mixed up? Did you mark the location when you pulled the dist? Get a Chilton and see what they have to offer.

It sounds like your on the right track. Have you checked any of the plugs to see if they may be fouled out from all the failed start attempts?
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pull number one plug, put your finger over the hole and have a friend bump the motor around until it pushes air out of the hole. take off your distributor cap and make sure the rotor button is in line with where number one spark plug wire is on the cap. your firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2, make sure the wires are on the cap right. put it back together and it should start, provided you got the cylinder on the compression stroke. If it still backfires, you have it 180 degrees out - take the distributor out and rotate the rotor 180 degrees from where it was and put it back in, start over the process and try it again.......... (this is provided its a chevy, and you dont have the distributor with a crab cap on it)

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pull number one plug, put your finger over the hole and have a friend bump the motor around until it pushes air out of the hole. take off your distributor cap and make sure the rotor button is in line with where number one spark plug wire is on the cap. your firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2, make sure the wires are on the cap right. put it back together and it should start, provided you got the cylinder on the compression stroke. If it still backfires, you have it 180 degrees out - take the distributor out and rotate the rotor 180 degrees from where it was and put it back in, start over the process and try it again.......... (this is provided its a chevy, and you dont have the distributor with a crab cap on it)

have fun!!!!

thanks bud, you sound like you no your stuff very well... ill be doing this in about an hour.
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pull number one plug, put your finger over the hole and have a friend bump the motor around until it pushes air out of the hole. take off your distributor cap and make sure the rotor button is in line with where number one spark plug wire is on the cap. your firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2, make sure the wires are on the cap right. put it back together and it should start, provided you got the cylinder on the compression stroke. If it still backfires, you have it 180 degrees out - take the distributor out and rotate the rotor 180 degrees from where it was and put it back in, start over the process and try it again.......... (this is provided its a chevy, and you dont have the distributor with a crab cap on it)

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this ^^^^ sounds like you have it 180 out and setting timing on that there should be a wire you have to disconnect to set the initial timing or it will never set right bacause the computer will keep trying to make up for it.
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and this is a good answer to were the wire would be sorry i didnt feel like typing so much lol Does anyone know where the timing advance wire is 1995 suburban? - Yahoo! Answers
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pull number one plug, put your finger over the hole and have a friend bump the motor around until it pushes air out of the hole. take off your distributor cap and make sure the rotor button is in line with where number one spark plug wire is on the cap. your firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2, make sure the wires are on the cap right. put it back together and it should start, provided you got the cylinder on the compression stroke. If it still backfires, you have it 180 degrees out - take the distributor out and rotate the rotor 180 degrees from where it was and put it back in, start over the process and try it again.......... (this is provided its a chevy, and you dont have the distributor with a crab cap on it)

have fun!!!!


thanks bud, i rented a timing light, did exactly what you said, i had to turn the distributor 180* and did it again and it worked. started up and idled rough.. i set the timing and now it sounds better then it did when i bought the truck a few months ago..

thanks everyone..
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