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Replaced sparkplug wires

Now it sounds like its missing

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Ever consider you put the wires on wrong?

Before you do ignition wires ,you need manuals or a diagram
of the firing order,cylinder position & such, eg: you have to be
knowledgeable or you don't work on cars or anything else

You make a diagram of where the wires are, before you remove them & write the cylinder numbers on with a ball point pen, as you
install the new ones & check your work

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