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Just changed the spark plugs dist cap and rotor and apparently didnt reattach the cables in peoper order. can u help me with firing order/cable order -85 marquis 4 cyl

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The best thing for you to do, is get a hayes manual from Advance or another dealer. We can give you the firing order but even as long as I have been doing this work, and the is 28 years, I still get confused with the wires. The hayes manual is only about 17 bucks and it has the pictures that will make if very clear. you have to start at the right point and follow the diagram.

Hope this helps, maybe the store will let you borrow the book if they were the store you bought the parts from.

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