Jammed Chevy Distributor
I was searching for help and saw a thread here about a jammed engine. Here is my story, 2000 Silverado 1500, 4WD, 4.3 V-6, 168K miles. The truck stopped dead in its tracks, no codes. One possible problem. Both distributor cap mounting holes were broken out. Set the engine to TDC with the timing marks, rotor pointing at #1 cap terminal and pulled the distributor. Installed the new distributor with holddown positioned correctly and the rotor counterclockwise 42 degrees from the base mark. It went in as the rotor rotated maybe 20 degrees clockwise as the gears engaged and stopped. It will not go in further and will not come out. I have destroyed the dizzy trying to get it out. The rotor will rotate as the crank turns. Any ideas? It is going to a professional this week and I hope they can save it. Appreciate any comments.