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Firing order was changing distributor cap on a 1987 chevy caprice and accidently switched up my firing order.

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Auto Zone has the manual for this on line. Note that if you have a V8, the distributor shaft may rotate either clockwise or counter clockwise, depending on whether Chevy or Olds made the engine. So, with the cap off, turn your engine over to see which way the shaft rotates.

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