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96 firebird 3800 v6 multiple misfire

Changed the motor in the car starts runs ruff code reader says multiple misfire. need to know firing order on the engine, coil packs are labeled

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Coil packs are labeled or aren't labeled? Firing order is 1-6-5-4-3-2

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