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Numbering seq of distributor dodge tioga 3.6

I would like to check the leads are correct from distributor to plugs as a recent purchase of an rv is running rough.It is a 1979 Dodge Tioga i think 3.6cc.

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  • steve_farren Sep 18, 2009

    Very helpfull,i think.....Put new leads on in the above sequence but still have serious missing and back fire.When you hit the throttle she seems to be drawing air and then bang!!!!!
    Suggestions gratefully received............

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Try this: Firing order is 18436572, clockwise.
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Posted on Sep 13, 2009

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Sep 20, 2009

    Please double check engine size.

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