Question about 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
Engine firing order for plug wires
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2.
The distributor rotates in a clockwise direction. The engine must be on the compression stroke on the #1 cylinder. Line up the timing marks. Remove the cap and the rotor should be pointing to approximately the 5 o'clock position.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide
See Figures 1 and 2
To avoid confusion, remove and tag the spark plug wires one at a time, for replacement.
If a distributor is not keyed for installation with only one orientation, it could have been removed previously and rewired. The resultant wiring would hold the correct firing order, but could change the relative placement of the plug towers in relation to the engine. For this reason it is imperative that you label all wires before disconnecting any of them. Also, before removal, compare the current wiring with the accompanying illustrations. If the current wiring does not match, make notes to reflect how your engine is wired.
Fig. Fig. 1: 2.2L (VIN 4) Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless Ignition System
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