Q: I am trying to do distributor timing.

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I had to replace an intake gasket on my 1994 Chevy S10 Blazer. In doing so I had to pull the distributor, I did mark where it should have gone, but by the end the mark had come off. Now I am trying to redo the timing on it and can't get it to work right. Could I have messed something up when I drove it with the timing not right? Or do I just need someone with more "know-how" to do it and pay the big bucks? If you can, I'd like to know how hard it is to do it the right way and about how much a shop might charge me to do so. Thank you.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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