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Set your engine to TDC. Now your rotor arm should be pointing to the No1 cylinder. Your firing order should be 1-3-4-2. Get someone to spin the engine for you so you can see which way the rotor arm moves and put the leads on in the order of rotation. Starting at the rotor set at TDC, put that lead on the plug in No1 cylinder. The next one should go on No3 plug then 4 then 2.

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for the 1.5L -1.6L- 2.2L and 2.3L ENGINES. from left to right engine cylinders is 4 3 2 1 .now at distributor cap .get a piece of paper draw a big circle now at top of circle from left to right will be 2 then 1 from bottom of circle left to right will be 4 then 3.thats where you will put your plug wires.now the circle you draw 2 upper left of circle 1 upper right.at bottom circle 4 lower left of circle and 3 at lower right.

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