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To Keep your Car Firing Order Inline Place Spark Plug Wires One At a Time!!!

(in this my example is done on ford, however it can be performed on any make and model) Being unfamiliar with cars can be a great pain in the ***. Especially when changing spark plugs, and spark plug wires. If not familiar with specific vehicle firing order the best way to prevent cross wiring, and confusion is to change them one cylinder at a time. After purchasing the spark plug wires the first thing that needs to be done is organization. I like to sort the wires from shortest to longest, matting the like ones as I go. This step makes the next step a lot more simple than going at it unorganized. Next as you are taking off an old wire simply match it with the proper length, and replace it before moving on to the next one. Since you are doing this one by one, taking the old one, and comparing it to the new one will be a great help to determine what length to use. Don't pretend to be a wizard by removing all plugs, and wires at once acting as if it is an easy task to remember where they all go. The only easy thing about this task is realizing how easy it is to mis-wire your vehicle. After you come to this realization the next thing noticed is how difficult it is to wire a vehicle correctly without taking my tip and doing it one step at a time.... One more great tip before I end this, always check for proper spark plug gapping. You can do this by purchasing a feelers gage aka spark plug gapping tool. Purchasing one is even more easier. All you have to do is go to a local parts store, and buy a tool that fits right on your key chain!!! How simple is that?

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