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So I was driving home from school on the interstate and my car felt like it missed for a quick second proceeded to drive another 100ft backfired 3 times and cut off. Had to get it towed home. I suspected my timing chain skipped or broke since i have replaced all electrical components. I took of my timing chain cover and the chain was not broken but was loose on one side and tight on the other. I didnt feel like messing with it so i just yanked it out and am putting in new sprokets and chain. Seems like the right thing to do while i have it off. I need advice and tips on putting my new stuff on. I have my motor sitting at top dead center but thats all i have at the moment. Any advice would be awesome Also the gear on my distributor is screwed. So i am replacing the WHOLE distributor as well
 

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Don't worry about TDC yet, just make sure the pips on both of the gears point to each other, then worry about TDC. Be sure to replace the front crank seal.
 

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If in fact your timing gear slipped while you were driving, you will probably need to get your heads rebuilt too. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but probably some valves hit pistons, and pushrods were bent...
 

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What all parts do you have to put on the car? If the intake has to come off, you will see the pushrods noticably bent. Was it a nylon gear that came off? Are the teeth on the cam gear obviously worn?
 

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well i took off the timing cover and the only teeth truely ripped off wa my distributor gear. I pulled everything else apart and didnt see anything that jumpedout at me. I am gonna finish reassemblying tomorrow and ill let ya know what happens
 
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