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Spark is not bright blue from distributor

I am getting a orange spark from the distributor and not blue, the distributor was changed out. 1996 Mazda Protege 1.5 L LX 4cyl

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Change out the high voltage wiring to the plugs and to the coil. If no help, change the coil. Make sure to use a clean spark plug to check the spark.

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