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It's impossible to put in in upside-down. :)

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You said I had misfired because of crossed wires I thought it was correct maybe not. is it possible to put on the cap and rotor wrong.

U cannot put the cap or rotor on the wrong way since they are designed to only go in the correct way.

Aug 09, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Just put new wires cap rotor and plugs now runs really bad?

Sometimes the rotor button contact slips off the cap when you put it on. Check that and also if you have gotten anything inside the cap causing a cross fire. Most importantly!!!! Did you happen to cross any wires? Thought I had them on right but had 2 on wrong cap ran but rough. Also just thought of the plug gap. Hope this helps without me looking at it. Good Luck.

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Changed distributor And put new one in got it out of time

possibly all you got wrong is the firing order for the plug wires. Put the engine on no 1 firing as per the timing mark and see which plug lead that rotor button is pointing to. Use that as no 1 lead and adjust the rest of the leads to suit the firing order. IF by chance that the rotor button points between the contacts in the cap the pull the distributor and turn the rotor button until when you have the distributor back in ,the button is pointing to a plug lead contact and adjust the firing order from that.

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98 sebring rotor button

#1 piston needs to be at tdc of the compression stroke or the rotor will be 180 degrees off. the cap is marked with cylinder numbers so it should obviously point to the #1 contact tower. as I recall you cannot install a 2.5 distributor wrong as the screw holes will not line up and the rotor is driven by a slot on the camshaft so you cannot really make a mistake in installation. if you are wondering whether you've jumped time a compression test will be of value to you as well.

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924 replacing distributor cap and rotor

There must be something loose. Check that it's getting power form the battery side and triple check all the connections to the distributor.

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My 2003 gmc v6 just had its plugs and wires and distributor cap and button changed and i put the distributor button on wrong, it ran fine 4 a mon. or 2 and one of the screws came out of the button and...

The distributor cap and/or the ignition rotor most likely have a crack somewhere and the distributor cap should be replaced along with the ignition rotor. The ignition module could have been damaged as well as the ignition pick-up coil/stator and if replacing the distributor cap and ignition rotor does not solve the problem then the ignition module or the pick-up coil/stator assembly inside of the distributor is also most likely damaged and the distributor will need to be replaced. There is a certain procedure for removing and replacing the distributor, and the ignition timing is not adjustable and it is not set using a timing light or with the engine running, and if you do have to replace the distributor Let me know if you require the procedure to properly remove and replace the distributor or if you require any further assistance.

Aug 17, 2010 | 2003 GMC Sierra 1500

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How do I time the engine? replaced the rotor button with major difficulty removing old one. Turned the rotor button several time, does this put it out of time?

By changing the rotor button, this would not cause the timing to be off. As long as you don't remove the distributor a and turn the engine over. If your car is running rough it could be the wires were put on wrong, or a plug is fouled, You could have a bad plug wire. It's many options that could be the problem.

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fived ty button only goes on 1 way slotted. Problem was distributor wired wrong .used firing sequencs order to solve ty

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97 Nissan 200sx cranks, won't turn over

If you indeed are getting no spark on any plugs, check your plug wire that runs from the rotor to your ignition coil- the one that doesn't go to the engine. Make sure the internal connections didn't pull out and get crushed back in or fall out. Try one of your other plug wires on it and see if it fires- won't run good but you will see difference and be done troubleshooting. Other than that, you bought the rotor button and and rotor as a set right? Make sure the button metal tip is contacting the cap. If you got the wrong one, it may sit too low for the contacts even if it is long enuff. If you were getting spark, I would just say you got the firing order wrong.

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I recently changed a rotor cap and a rotor on a Jeep Cherokee 1989. But put the wires back on wrong. What do I do?

u can put ur car to otp dead center,your rotor gonna point to no.1 and look in the manifold theres a firing order for your jeep.

Jul 22, 2008 | Jeep Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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