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I need to replace a coil pack on my 2000 Olds Silhouette. I know I have to rotate the engine. But am unsure on how to do it correctly.

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Rotate the engine? I really dont know what you are talking about. just unbolt it and bolt a new one on, the wires should be marked on the coil.

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You do not have to rotate the engine to change the coil packs. just turn the van off and unplug the coil pack un bolt it and pull the spark plug wires off

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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