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Are all the wires going to the right cylinder? if yes....Did you mark the gearing/rotor location before removing? You may have thrown off the timing for the distributor. If this is the case, Remove the distributor and set the engine to TDC (top dead center). This can be done by spinning the crankshaft pulley/harmonic balancer twice clockwise until the marking on the pulley and timing cover is set to "0/Zero" Once set at TDC, set the distributor (cap must be removed) to TDC/Cylinder 1.

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