Having problems with your 1998 Chevrolet Astro ?
Vehicle unexplainably ran rough and now won't start
\015 I think my timing belt needs to be replaced, how do I know if it does?\015
If it no longer starts, the easiest way to check for timing chain failure is eyeballing the distributor rotor. You'll need a helper.
- Pull the air filter assembly \015\012
- Loosen the distributor cap mounting screws. (They won't come completely out) Some distributors have 'half-twist' fasteners that look like screws. With these you push down and give it a half turn. \015\012
- Pull up on the cap and set it aside. \015\012
- In side you'll see a round plastic thing with a piece of metal going from the center to the outside. This is the rotor. \015\012
- Have your helper turn the engine over while you watch the rotor. WARNING: Keep clear of the engine while doing this. It won't start, but it can still cause damage. \015\012
- Is the rotor turning? If not, your timing chain is broken.
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Vehicle unexplainably ran rough and now won't start
If it no longer starts, the easiest way to check for timing chain failure is eyeballing the distributor rotor. You'll need a helper.Procedure:\015\012\015\012Pull the air filter assembly\015\01 ... 1998 Chevrolet Astro
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... 1999 Honda Civic
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... GMC Sonoma
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... Isuzu Rodeo
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Check the fuel pressure on the fuel pump ... 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee