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I still need to know how to connect the wires running from the coils to the distributor cap in the correct order?

I replace the two coils but i need some pictures showing how to connect the wires from the coils to the distributor please help.

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SOURCE: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo Distributor wires

Hi,

On the 3.2L distriburorless ignition, the firing order is a straight 1-2-3-4-5-6.

Cylinder numbering .

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Hope this works for you

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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SOURCE: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo Distributor wires 3.1L engine

Hi,
Isuzu seem to have complicated things by changing engines, firing orders and even direction of rotation! As you can see, they've numbered the cylinders the other way than the 3.2L.

The Firing sequence for the 3.1 (traditional distributor) 6 cylinder is as follows -

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If you take the distributor cap off, there should be a "No.1" formed on the inside. Stick a lead on this before you put the cap back on and go from there.
As leads are different lengths, you may have to swap a few to find the best fit.

I think 2 of them will look out of place - but that's the way it's designed. Just make use of clips for holding them neatly.

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Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: plug wire firing order on distributor cap on 1979 dodge 318

V8s are 18436572 going clockwise number 1 should be marked on cap or closest tower facing you standing at the rad

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 chevy truck running rough

Is this a 5.7? They are notorious for intake manifold gasket leaks. When mine did it, the diagnostics blamed it on an ignition misfire also! Replaced the gaskets and it runs smooth!

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: We know the firing order but need to know the

For 1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9 liter V-8 VIN "B" check this ...

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Hope helps (remember rated this).

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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