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Need diagram for the distrubitor cap cannot get the truck to start, change the distrubitor cap and got the wires mixed up.

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If it's a v8, order is 18436572 to find #1, turn the crank to tdc on timing scale, and see where the rotor is pointing it will either point to #1 or 180degrees away from it (towards the rear of the engine.)

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