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Spark plug wires

I have a problem changing the spark plug wires for a 1997 voltswaggon golf gl and cylinder 3 is misfiring. Can anyone help me out an let me know what the firing order is for the cylinders

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What kind of prob womt come off the plug use needle nose push down to base of plug squeeze and turn let me know hey votr for me ok

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