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Firing order i remove the spark plug wire on ths disturbutor cap and dont know the to put it back were it fires in the right order. you have any diagram on how to set it?

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If you pulled all the wires at once, you will need to go to a parts store and see if they can show you a diagram on how to reset the wires. Do not unhook the wires from the spark plugs at this point.

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New spark plugs new wires old distributor timing changed wen nee plugs were put on, clockwise or counterclockwise, don't know, besides the battery what firing order V8 305?


I don't know your year--make--model? You should be able to remove dist cap, crank the engine, watch which way the rotor turns, then you know the direction of rotation. Most chevy rwd v8, firing order, 18436572. The driver side bank is odd numbered, 1357.
The passenger side bank is even numbered, 2468 from front to back. Put your number one piston on tdc of compression stroke. Then whichever spark plug tower the rotor is leading into, should be number one, then you follow the firing order around the cap.

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Some put plug wires on wrong and i dont know how to fix this


Firing order 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 --------- front ' 1 2 3 4 ' of ' 'distributorless ignition vehicle ' 5 6 7 8 2.image

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Need to know how the plugs go back on the distributor cap for 1988 v6 chevy pick up, what is the firing order?


Hi my name is David =d_hubbs . Your Firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Clock wise Rotation. NOTE make sure you know where your #1 Wire starts at on the Distributor Cap. To know for sure Reove your Coil Wire so it won't Start --Remove #1 Spark Plug which is on the Drivers side Front Plug. Have someone Bump the Engine a Little at a Time Until You Either see pressure Rise on a Gauge or Just Put your Finger on The outside of the #1 Spark Hole ---When you feel AIR ==Compression out of that Cylinder. .Your at TDC on Compression Stroke. Just Remove Distributor Cap.Look a Rotors Position in your Cap Which ever Spark Plug Hole in your Dist,. Cap is Closet to is where you Start your #1 Plug Wire.Its Possible you went Slightly Past Number 1 ,If so Just move ALL plug Wires 1 Hole Back Counter Clock Wise.And you Should be Good To Go. Please Let me Know how my solution helped you by Voting For me and Leaving a Testamony. Thanks From:---d_hubbs

Jun 28, 2010 | 1988 Chevrolet K1500

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I took of*** my spark plug wires working on my small block 350 pickup and I don't remember the the firing order to put the new wires back on. Is there a diagram anywhere or is it even that difficult to...


Next time number each lead before you remove it and no. the dissy cap as well

The firing order, which should be cast into the intake manifold, for the chevy small block V8 is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The firing order is the numerical sequence in which the spark plugs are fired. The insertion position of each spark plug wire around the circumference of the distributor cap can be found according to a clock face. The insertion sequence determines the firing order. The firing order is followed clockwise around the distributor cap starting from the 6:30 position with the 6:30 position being the number one cylinder spark plug wire.
On classic chevy small block engines that use ignition breaker points instead of electronic ignitions, the number one cylinder is the one immediately clockwise of the small metal sash cover on the distributor cap. The firing order starts here. There is no sash cover on the distributor cap for GM HEI electronic ignitions, and the firing order is the same, but starting at the 5:30 position.
The firing order makes sense if you know how the cylinders are numbered. The number one cylinder is the front most on the drivers side and 2 being the front most on the passenger side. From front to back, the cylinders are odd numbered on the drivers side, and even numbered on the passenger side.
See the diagram; Click to open a printable larger image in a new window. The firing order starts with the number one cylinder. We would connect the number one spark plug wire to the distributor cap terminal in the 6:30 position. distributor.pngSince the next cylinder in the firing order is 8 (passenger side rear), we connect the number 8 spark plug wire to the next distributor cap terminal (approximately 7:30 position) in the clockwise direction from number one. You need to be sure you continue the firing order in the clockwise direction around the chevy small block distributor cap from the last installed spark plug wire. Setting the rest of the firing order is just a matter of repetition. Be sure to count the spark plugs from front to back on each side of the motor to identify the correct cylinder number in the firing order.

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AM HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING THE SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES IN THE CORRECT ORDER ON A 1982 F 350. I KNOW THE FIRING ORDER BUT CANNOT GET THE WIRES RIGHT. KEEPS BACK FIRING


Look and see if your cap has the number ONE on it. That is where you start with #1 wire. Lift the cap off and see if the rotor is going clockwise or counter clockwise. Then fill in your firing order starting with that direction.

Sometimes the distributor is off a tooth and the vacuum advance pot hits something. People will rotate the wires instead of removing the distributor and resetting it. It sounds like you may be overadvanced to get a cylinder to fire with an open valve.

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I need the diagram to put the spark plug cables


2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L SFI OHV 6cyl
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.
  2. Remove the intake manifold cover, if required.
  3. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  4. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
  5. Remove the spark plug wire clips from the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
  6. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
  7. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
  8. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  9. Disconnect the right side spark plugs from the ignition coils.
  10. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
  11. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
To install:
  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2. Connect the right side spark plugs to the ignition coils.
  3. Connect the right side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
  4. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
  5. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  6. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
  7. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coil.
  8. Install the spark plug wire clips to the MAP sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
  9. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
  10. Install the intake manifold cover, if required.

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. 2.4L 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. 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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I really hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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I hooked up the spark plug wires wrong on the distrator cap it is a 1988 4.3L 6cyl how can i find a diagram to fix this problem or tell me hoe to fix it


find the firing order which is usually on the intake manifold,put the crankshaft on 0 degrees top dead center,pull off the distributor cap and mark where the rotor button is pointing,start #1 cylinder at that spot(which that spot should be pointing towards the rear of the distributor),and # 1 cylinder is front of engine on the drivers side then it goes next 1 back #3 then # 5,and the passengers side front is #2, then #4,then #6 towards the back,and the firing order goes clockwise on the distributor.if it spits and sputters or back fires,then the timing firing order is off 180 degrees,so move every wire to the exact opposite on the cap,so your #1 plug wire will be opposite from where you put it first.then double check the firing order and all plug wires then try it.the firing order is:165432,i still dont know how to send pictures.

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Need to put spark plug back onto distribator cab but dont know which goes where


put the cylinder one on TDC
pull the cap off and look at witch one the rotor is on..
then going clock wise here are the firing orders depending on which engine you have...
4 cylinder 1-3-4-2/ 6 cylinder 1-6-5-4-3-2/
8 cylinder 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

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Need help replacing spark plug wires replaced distributor cap & didn't mark to replace wires on new cap


you have to re-time it on the cap. look at the cap it should show a 1. You will need the firing order which should be 18436572, you can call your local auto parts to verify. start at plug one, which is on the right front when facing the windshield, put on #1 where the 1 is on the cap and go around clockwise adding like the firing order says until you have them all back on the cap. 8 should be your second wire to put on. It will be on the left closest to the windshield. On and on. secure cap Right side odd 1,3,5,7 Left even 2,4,6,8 front to back in that order. Hope it helps

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