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My ignition coil wire is arching, Y?

I replaced my spark plug wires & have nearly 1 year old expensive plugs

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  • venom17a Feb 05, 2009

    not even 10000mls. on the denso plugs, but my other plug wires were arching B4 I replaced them yesterday

  • venom17a Feb 05, 2009

    it's also arching on the coil

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How many Miles have you put on the Plugs???? The Miles are what Matter on the Plugs. You may even need to Replace the Ignition Coil. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Feb 05, 2009

    At the Least, I would take the Plugs out and Clean them up as good as Possible. I Run Accel Platinum in My Vehicles and Know what you mean on the Price!

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Feb 05, 2009

    I would Definately Replace that Coil to at Least see what you get. Luckily the Coils are not as Expensive.

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Spark Plug Wires - Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE Twist the spark plug boot one-half turn in order to release the boot. Pull on the spark plug boot only. Do not pull on the spark plug wire or the wire could be damaged.
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Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.5L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.5L & 3.9L Engines Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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