96 GMC K1500 PLEASE HELP
Ok I am working on my mother'* truck. 96 GMC Sierra 1500, 4x4 with the 5.7L V8 350 small block.
We just replaced intake manifold gaskets, and for some reason cannot get the distributor to get back into time.
Someone else had already removed the distributor before I got there, so I was unable to mark it'* timing position to put it back how it was.
This has been fighting us for a few days now, here is what'* up.
We have set cylinder 1 at TDC, using the timing indicator on the timing chain cover, and the groove in the harmonic balancer.
The distributor has been installed according to instructions from the Haynes manual, as well as a printout from ALLDATA. We used a long screwdriver to turn the oil pump driveshaft to line up appropriately with the distributor.
We still have a no start.
We have compression, fuel, spark. The starter and battery are both good. The distributor cap and rotor are both new, and the driveshaft on the distributor is in good shape (no missing or worn teeth on the gear end).
What are we missing? We have followed everything we can find to a tee.