So I have a 2.4l that's having a few issues. I just swapped out the timing chain ( had the start up rattle) , switched out all the belts and did a complete ignition haul. I found out during the job that the guide rails were fine and that the tensioner was bad. also when pulling the plugs, the gap was at .045 - .050 , eeek, no wonder the thing was so sluggish.
Now I have an issue, when i just finished a few hours ago, the car started and idled fine, it also drove better than ever besides stalling out once for no reason. I drove it for 3-5 miles , making stops, letting it idle and turning it on and off and going, all was well.... As I pull into my driveway, I back up and park it there, my driveway is pretty steep as well ( and the truck is reversed in). As I go to start it , the car just turns and turns and turns, no ignition, I'll sit there and crank away but nothing. I eventually push started it and it went and I got it back into he garage. Since my garage is level, the truck starts normally now . It's not the strong fireup I imagined with all new ignition but it starts fine. What could be the issue? Should I be worried because of the prior gapping issue? It's at the correct gap .032 now and not sure if the prior ignition timing affects it now, I tried adjusting the timing through the distributor but didnt know how, does anyone have any clues as to what's happening? Hope someone can help!!!! Thanks.