Please help ! Is piston #1 on a Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 suppose to go upward ?

Asked by Sep 28, 2017 at 01:59 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

150,025

Top Dead Center compression stroke, piston #1 is used for static timing the engine.

75,775

The pistons go up and down and the crankshaft goes around and around.

26,795

Yes. It goes up for compression stroke then down and then back up for the exhaust stroke, so basically the piston can be TDC but yet is on exhaust stroke instead of compression stroke. You do not have the year, engine in your question but if you have a distributor, rotor button should be pointing to the number 1 piston on TDC compression stroke to time it correctly or find the compression stroke for number 1 piston (depending on timing and engine may be a tad before or after it but close enough to know its the number 1 but generally toward where the plug wire for number one plugs in just put a mark on the intake with a marker before removing the cap and you can adjust this later with timing light)

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 9,441 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $3,500.

Postal Code:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    3,650
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,900
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    2,660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
94 Great Deals out of 9,226 listings starting at $3,999
Used Ford F-150
168 Great Deals out of 10,883 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
9 Great Deals out of 1,472 listings starting at $9,950
Used Ram 1500
291 Great Deals out of 26,246 listings starting at $5,857
Used Dodge Ram 1500
15 Great Deals out of 453 listings starting at $3,900
Used Toyota Tundra
41 Great Deals out of 1,573 listings starting at $4,400
Used Toyota Tacoma
41 Great Deals out of 1,661 listings starting at $5,450
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
14 Great Deals out of 1,122 listings starting at $4,999
Used Chevrolet Colorado
17 Great Deals out of 2,591 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
17 Great Deals out of 935 listings starting at $4,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
33 Great Deals out of 1,141 listings starting at $5,120
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
17 Great Deals out of 1,538 listings starting at $9,990
Used Nissan Titan
29 Great Deals out of 947 listings starting at $2,587
Used Dodge Charger
50 Great Deals out of 938 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
3 listings starting at $1,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.