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Firing order I just put new wires and distributer cap on my car and it runs like ****. I fear that I may have plugged a wire or two into the wrong port. hoe di I find out which wire goes in which port?

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  • mvpjsd May 13, 2009

    so iI look at the distributor by standing at the front of the engine, which would be the passenger side of the car and then go from there?

  • mvpjsd May 13, 2009

    2.0L

  • Dave  C
    Dave C May 11, 2010

    Hey greg, good answer, perfect link.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    once again what engine do u have???

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what engine do u have.

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If the picture of the engine and firing order don't show go to this link.
http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-5748.htm


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On 4 cylinders, 1.6L and 2L the firing order is 1-3-4-2
for a 6 cylinder, its 1-5-3-6-2-4

the distributor rotates in a clockwise direction, and the cylinders are numbered 1 thru 4 starting at the front of the engine. that should get your wiring figured out.... hope it helps, best of luck

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1-3-4-2 in a clockwise pattern on distributor

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    Randy Hough May 13, 2009

    That is correct.

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Here's link for 3 different motors. Yours should be in there. Best of Luck!
Greg
http://www.chiltonlibrary.com/content/images/9122/images/91222g25.pdf

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    Greg Margossian May 14, 2009

    Thanks very much Daves!

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