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First time changing fuel injector seals. i turned the switch to far the car backfired and caught on fire. i put the fire out with a dry chemical the intake was open. i changed all the wires and the spark plugs now the spark plugs are not firing.whats wrong now?

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When you replace the seals for fuel injectors, it's a good idea to soak the rubber seals in gasoline before installing them. This will help the rubber to swell a bit. Remove your battery connection before working on your car if you couldn't find your fuel pump relay. This give you fire insurance.

Maybe you fried your ign control module. If dry chemical went inside the intake you'll have to clean that up preventing it getting sucked inside the combustion chamber. If you fire this inside, you might bend a valve, damage your cat converter, damage your 02 sensors, damage your exhaust valve.

Working with fuel is risky, even if fire or sparks are not present it can ignite from compressing the mixture. Maybe you should buy more insurance. Remember a real mechanic may not know how each and every car works but knows every danger involved while working on it. Safety first. Cut all power before screwing around electrical work.

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