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65 mustang, shaking when idling and bogging down when first trying to pick up speed. This is after mechanic put in new thermostat, spark plugs, and worked on the timing, saying the timing was off. It wasn't having these problems before he worked on it, so seems like too much of a coincidence. I had returned to him after he put the thermosta and spark plugs in because it was shaking in idle. He said the timing was off and started working on the timing, changing some type of hose around, connecting it a different way to the distributor, and also replacing part that spins (only about $7 part, so not sure what that was).

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It sounds like he has the spark plug wires in the wrong firing order. Those are the "hoses" you see on the distributor cap. He changed the rotor $7 part. The timing won't make it shake. It can be off 10 degrees from specification an still run ok. Is it a 6 cylinder or V8?

I'm pretty sure he has 2 spark plug wires out of order. He needs to look up firing order of engine.
When he transferred wires from the distributor cap or put them back on after the plug change, he must have put 2 in different places.

Only other possibility is he cracked a spark plug installing them, it happens.

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