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As most of you know I was experiencing and still am with engine miss/rough idle. I replaced everything except the ...

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Distributor Replacement

As most of you know I was experiencing and still am with engine miss/rough idle. I replaced everything except the distributor. I was told the gears were known to be worn around 100k.

Whole new distributor w/new module $200 or gear n pin kit $65 from napa?

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As most of you know I was experiencing and still am with engine miss/rough idle. I replaced everything except the distributor. I was told the gears were known to be worn around 100k.

Whole new distributor w/new module $200 or gear n pin kit $65 from napa?

1997 K1500 5.7L
I replaced the gear only on my '99. It cured the miss, and gave it a little more giddy up. Make sure you mark the direction of the distributor before you pull it, and stick a long screw driver down in the hole to line it back up before reinstalling the distributor. If you don't, it'll throw a code for the cam/crank sensor.
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As most of you know I was experiencing and still am with engine miss/rough idle. I replaced everything except the distributor. I was told the gears were known to be worn around 100k.

Whole new distributor w/new module $200 or gear n pin kit $65 from napa?

1997 K1500 5.7L
I replaced the gear only on my '99. It cured the miss, and gave it a little more giddy up. Make sure you mark the direction of the distributor before you pull it, and stick a long screw driver down in the hole to line it back up before reinstalling the distributor. If you don't, it'll throw a code for the cam/crank sensor.
You mean marking the direction of both the rotor and dizzy?

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As most of you know I was experiencing and still am with engine miss/rough idle. I replaced everything except the distributor. I was told the gears were known to be worn around 100k.

Whole new distributor w/new module $200 or gear n pin kit $65 from napa?

1997 K1500 5.7L
I replaced the gear only on my '99. It cured the miss, and gave it a little more giddy up. Make sure you mark the direction of the distributor before you pull it, and stick a long screw driver down in the hole to line it back up before reinstalling the distributor. If you don't, it'll throw a code for the cam/crank sensor.
You mean marking the direction of both the rotor and dizzy?

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You're actually supposed to find TDC, but I never bothered. I just noted the location, marked the distributor, and I put a mark on the firewall.
This might help...How to Install a Distributor in a Chevy 350 | eHow
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