Thanks for the idea. Last night I checked out the throttle body after
cranking the engine and I smell gas. The #1 spark plug also smells
like gas and is a little wet so I think I am getting some gas to the
I disconnected all the injector wires, connected a light to the #1
injector wire and removed the valve cover. When the engine is cranked,
I can see the tester on the injecter light up when the exhaust valve
is fully open.
This doesn’t seem right since the injector is then spraying fuel onto
a closed intake valve.
I have a theory. The 1996 LT1 engine has a crank position indicator on
the nose of the crank. It is a metal disk with notches that let a
sensor in the timing chain cover know where the crank is in rotation.
I had to take it off to replace the lower timiing chain gear. Even
though I carefully marked the front and back of the disk (the manual
said to put it back on in the same orientation) I have probably
installed it on the crank in reverse. It slides onto the crank nose
and uses the keyway to line up, but I bet the notches are not
semetrical around the keyway and it is throwing the injector pulse
It looks like I get to yank off the water pump and distributor to test
this one out.
> Ok...I have NO idea if this will help...
> I did a similar job...head swap on 96 Cav. Everything was
> correctly assembled. I spent the next DAY checking it all
> over because the
> engine wouldn't START darnit...
> ....I forgot to plug the fuel pump back in...
> ....There, my most embarrassing automechanical moment.
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