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1998 Buick Lesabre tries to start but it won't

I just bought teh car and we changed the starter and still wasn't starting, so I noticed that the firing order wasn't right, so we fixed that, and now it tries to start but it doesn't, Does the 1998 Buick Lesabre have a way to set the timimg?

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No they fire off individual coil packs one could be bad and not letting it start

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