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Need to replace sparkplug wires.I had my plug wires ripped out of my car now I need to replace them in the right firing order.

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LOOKING DOWN AT YOUR ENGINE FROM THE FRONT.FIRST THREE CYLINDER LEFT TO RIGHT 1 3 5 FROM BACK ENGINE LEFT TO RIGHT 2 4 6 .LOOK AT COIL PACK.STARTING FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IN ORDER. 6 3 2 5 4 1.THIS IS YOUR WIRES.PUT THEM BACK ON COIL PACK.THEN MATCH THEM TO THE CYLINDERS I GAVE YOU ABOVE.ALWAYS CHANGE PLUG WIRES ONE AT A TIME.

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The 3800 after 1984 is 'distributorless' so you have six "firing coils" located on the front of the engine and numbered for your convenience. looking at the 'front' of the engine which is where all the pulleys and the serpentine belt is viewing from the passenger side fender, the cylinders are numbered #1 on your right then #2 on your left and alternate right left from front to rear of the motor to connect your wires.

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How do you change spark plugs


Hi Gary!

If you got a CAR and not a truck, there are a few things you need to pay attention to when replacing spark plugs.

You need to make sure your spark plugs are the issue for whatever the problem is.
Take a 16mm SPARKPLUGS spanner (it's a special sort of tool that you buy in the shop, unless you have it, don't bother to try with anything else, or your could do some damage), unplug one of the cables attached to one of the sparkplugs (make sure you don't unplug more that one, so you won't mess the order), take your magic tool (sparkplug socket spanner or whatever it is called) fit it on top of the sparkplug, (listen for the clicking) and then twist it left until the sparkplug is out.

Have a look to your sparkplug, and see if there is any carbon on it (if it's black, it has to be replaced/sandpapered)

repeat the operation to the other (alledgedly 3) sparkplugs, naking sure you DO NOT MESS UP the order of the cables that connect to the sparkplugs.

If finally you've decided it is time to replace the sparkplugs, under NO circumstances, replace less than ALL of them. (unless you replace them on the car of someone you don't like)

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Hi, You have put the sparkplug wires in wrong order. The fix is put them in right order. The firing order is 1,3,5,2,4,6. On the cap are numbers for each wire and plug.

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For spark plug problem, click the help links provided below: ---
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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

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Car cranks, has spark but will not start?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-crankshas-spark-but-will-not-start.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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How to gap spark plug ? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-gap-spark-plug-on-chevy-impala.html

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Spark plug Replacing for?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/spark-plug-replacing-for-chevy-impala.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-does-spark-plug-wires-go-on.html

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Spark plug Firing Order Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/2006-suzuki-forenza-spark-plug-firing.html

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This will help.

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For spark plug problem, click the help links provided below: ---
Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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How to Replace Spark Plugs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

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Car cranks, has spark but will not start?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-crankshas-spark-but-will-not-start.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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How to gap spark plug ? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-gap-spark-plug-on-chevy-impala.html

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Spark plug Replacing for?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/spark-plug-replacing-for-chevy-impala.html

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How to identify number one spark plug on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-identify-number-one-spark-plug.html

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Spark plug Firing Order Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/2006-suzuki-forenza-spark-plug-firing.html

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This will help.

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