The rotor inside the distributor should be pointing at the #1 spark plug.
That's not really what's going on. The coil makes the spark, the distributor distributes the spark to the correct plug. If the distributor is not in the correct position, the spark does not go to the correct plug, or goes to the correct plug at the wrong time.
I am assuming you have the 2.0L? If so this is a distributor-less engine with coil over plug ignition. The spark signal comes from the crankshaft position sensor.
4.3? Follow the spark plug wires from the spark plugs, they will lead you right to the distributor.
AnswerIf there is no spark I would say its the distributor.AnswerBefore condemning the distributor, check for spark from the coil. If no spark check the crankshaft position sensor.
Is it a brand new distributor ? If not then replace the module and pick-up coil in the distributor that you have.
You will have no spark from the distributor.You will have no spark from the distributor.
see if the coil is sparking to the distributor cap
There is no distributor cap as there is no distributor. There are 3 coil packs, each coil fires 2 spark plugs simultaneously.
Bad coil Distributor cap Rotor
Check the module under the distributor cap.
electronic spark timing is your distributor.
The ESC module is in the distributor
mabey bad plug wires or plugs....or rotor in the distributor...but im 16 what do i know
The spark travels from the coil to the distributor then from the distributor to the plugs. So if you have spark going into the distributor but not coming out to the plugs, I would blame the distributor cap and rotor being at fault.
Get a shop manual. There is no distributor. These have coil packs.
Need to replace the ingnition module in the Distributor.
Need to check or replace the ingnition module in the Distributor.
Spark Plug (ACDelco R45TS) [Gap @ .035” for points distributor, .045” for HEI distributor]
If you turn the engine to TDC on the compression stroke, the distributor rotor will point at the terminal for #1. Most distributors have a mark (usually a 1) on them under the cap to indicate the #1 position for the rotor to point at. The cap tower directly above the rotor point at this position is for the #1 spark plug.
it should be right behind T.B.I unit....just follow your spark plug wires from block to..distributor and there it is....
On the 4.3L V6 the distributor is located in the back of the engine, in the middle. Just follow the spark plug wires and they will lead you to it.
To add, this is a 5.7 v8 engine.
no distributor or spark plug wires its a coil pack on the top of the engine.