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Where is the 1 cylinder wire on a Chevrolet 350 distributor?

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Answered 2006-08-07 14:02:54

It depends on whether the distributor gear has ever been removed and if it was put back in the same orientation as the original factory installation. But to make it easy, just put the #1 cylinder at TDC of the COMPRESSION cycle. If you're having trouble distinguishing between the compression TDC and intake TDC, pull the #1 plug and put your finger over the hole then turn the crankshaft by hand until you can feel air pressure building up against your finger. Continue to slowly turn the engine until you get to the point where the cylinder is all the way toward the top. You should be able to tell because turning the engine either way will cause the cylinder to suck against your finger. Align the dampner pulley mark to the #1 indicator, and wherever the distributor rotor is pointing... that's where you plug in the #1 wire. Do it that way and it doesn't matter if the distributor has been removed and put back wrong.

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