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Why do my spark plug wires I'm my 1994 ford


Probably not seated well on the plug. When you push the plug wire boot over the plug, you have to make sure the wire end terminal's ring end snaps onto the spark plug. It is not connected tight until you hear the wire's end terminal snap or click onto the tip of the spark plug. If you can't hear the snap, the end of the wire may not be seating onto the spark plug tip. Push the boot back away from the spark plug wire end to investigate-the boots can get very stubborn with age-keep twisting it and pushing it till you get it moving back from end of wire. Examine the metal end tip of wire-trey to snap a spark plug down onto it now-if there is a problem with the end terminals you will see it-it may be too big to snap over the spark plug tip and hold securely, or if the ends are bent, use pliers to straighten them out. If these are aftermarket spark plug wires, the end terminals may be too small to go over the spark plug tip. You would then need a new set of spark plug wires.

I suspect you just have not pushed the wires down far enough to seat them on the plugs-push the wires onto the plugs until you hear them snap or click. Then they are seated firmly, and should not be popping off.

Sep 04, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Change spark plugs


  1. Disconnect the spark plug wire at each spark plug.
    • Twist each spark plug 1/2 turn.
    • Pull only on the boot in order to remove the wire from each spark plug.
  1. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the ignition coil.
    • Twist each spark plug boot 1/2 turn.
    • Pull only on the boot in order to remove the wires from the ignition coil
  • Install the spark plug wires at the ignition coil.
  • Install the spark plug wire to each spark plug.
  • Inspect the wires for proper installation:
  • Repeat above procedure for all 8 cylinders.
  • Jun 17, 2013 | 2003 Hummer H2

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    Describe your how fix my pontiac 2000 montana Problem changing spark plugs



    Inspection

    Inspect for the correct routing of the spark plug wires. Improper routing may cause cross-firing. Inspect each wire for any signs of cranks or splits in the wire. Inspect each plug wire boot for tearing, piercing, arcing, carbon tracking or a corroded terminal.
    If there is any corrosion, carbon tracking or arcing indicated on a plug wire boot or terminal, both the plug wire and component it was connected to should be replaced.


    Removal & Installation

    3.5L Engine

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2. Remove the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    3. Remove the left side plug wires from the retaining clips.
    4. Rotate the engine for access as follows:
      1. Set the parking brake.
      2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
      3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
      4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
      5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
      6. Tighten the strap.

    5. Remove the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    6. Remove the plug wires from the retaining clip.
    7. Remove the spark wires from the ignition coils.
    8. Remove the plug wire assembly from the engine.
      NOTE If you are replacing the spark plug wires, the spark plug wire conduit and retaining clips should be transferred to the replacement wires.

    To install:
    1. Install the right side plug wires to the ignition coils and then the spark plugs.
    2. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clip.
    3. Rotate the engine back to the original position.
    4. Install the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coils and then to the spark plugs.
    5. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.

    3.9L Engine
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2. Remove the intake manifold cover.
    3. Remove the left side spark plug wires as follows:
      1. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
      2. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
      3. Remove the left side spark plug wire clips from the intake manifold and heater inlet and outlet pipe.
      4. Remove the left side spark plug wire assembly.

    4. If removing the right side spark plug wires, the engine must be rotated for access as follows:
      1. Set the parking brake.
      2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
      3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
      4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
      5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
      6. Tighten the strap.

    5. After rotating the engine, remove the right side spark plug wires as follows:
      1. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ignition coil.

    6. Remove the right side spark plug wire clip from the ignition coil bracket.
    7. Remove the right side spark plug wire assembly.

    To install:
    1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
    2. Install the right side spark plug wire clip at the ignition coil bracket.
    3. Connect the plug wires to the ignition coil and spark plugs.
    4. If the engine was rotated for access, return the engine to the original position.
    5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.

    Feb 05, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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    How to change te spark plugs


    Hi: If this is your 1st time to Change your Spark Plugs, I recommend that you First of All Get the Correct Spark Plugs from your Auto Parts Store, Then Locate your Spark Plug Wires which run from your Distributor Cap to your Spark Plugs.If you have a V-8 There will be 8 if you Have a V-6 Then You'll have six Spark Plug Wires and 1- COIL Wire which is located in the Center of your Distributor Cap to your Coil. It is the Shortes Wire.I Recommend you ONLY do 1-Spark Plug at a Time, This will Prevent you from getting any of your wires Crossed which will Cause your Engine to Run Rough ,Back Fire or Not even Start,So just Pull off 1-Wire From Spark Plug and one Wire From Your Distributor Cap, You'll Need a Spark Plug Socket Probally 5/8th in. And a Ratchet and 2- Different Size Extensions to beable to reackh all your Spark PlugsNOTE!! Buy you a Spark Plug Wire Tool there not very Expensive but well worth it,This was you Can Pull the Wires with out Damaging Your Wires.And you Might Want to Put NEW Spark Plug Wires On as well, If So and I do Recommend This. And Again Just do 1- Wire and Plug At a Time So you'll know you Have Not Crossed any Wires. Hope This Helps You ,Please Respond by Voting on This Problem And How it Helped You. Thanks From WYOCWBOY

    May 29, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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    I need the diagram to put the spark plug cables


    2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L SFI OHV 6cyl
    Spark Plug Wires - Removal & Installation

    3.5L Engine
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
      NOTE Twist the spark plug boot one-half turn in order to release the boot. Pull on the spark plug boot only. Do not pull on the spark plug wire or the wire could be damaged.
    2. Remove the intake manifold cover, if required.
    3. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    4. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
    5. Remove the spark plug wire clips from the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
    6. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
    7. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
    8. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    9. Disconnect the right side spark plugs from the ignition coils.
    10. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
    11. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
    To install:
    1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
    2. Connect the right side spark plugs to the ignition coils.
    3. Connect the right side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
    4. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
    5. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
    6. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
    7. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coil.
    8. Install the spark plug wire clips to the MAP sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
    9. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
    10. Install the intake manifold cover, if required.

    Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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    Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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    Fig. 3.5L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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    Fig. 2.4L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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    Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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    Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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    Fig. 3.5L & 3.9L Engines Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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    Sep 23, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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    CHANGE SPARK PLUGS 2004 GMC ENVOY


    Well first you will want to get the right size spark plug socket , the rigt sized one for your envoy and then next you will want to remove one spark plug wire at a time so you do not cross any of the wires or if you do you will mess up the timing for the envoy now how to remove a spark plug wire, look first at the plug wire and then gentky twist the wire on the end that goes over the spark plug and carefuly pull back but do not break the wire, next with an extention and the socket put the socket over the spark plug and turn the plug counter clock wise until you have removed the plug and then put the new spark plug in and place the spark plug wire back on the spark plug and just repeat the prosses on the rest,agin do them one at a time that is how I change spark plugs and wires and i have been doing it for years.

    Sep 15, 2009 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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    Do not know where spark plugs are located in motor


    the spark plugs wires are directly located on top of the engine and the spark plugs are down inside the holes in the valve cover itself. I believe there are also 2 coils on top of the engine, which hide two of the spark plug wires which are attached directly to the underside of each coil, remove the coil pull it upward carefully and you will find the spark plugs for those two in the hole underneath the coil for each one. If you decide to replace the plugs, make sure to check the spark plug gap even if they tell you they are pre-gapped as pre-gapped spark plugs are usually gapped for more than one particular car and it may be incorrectly gapped for your specific vehicle. If you decide to also replace the spark plug wires, you will have to purchase the spark plug wires for the underside of each coil seperately because most local auto parts stores only sell 2 spark plug wires in the set that go onto the non-coil attached wires and plugs, and you have to purchase the coil spark plug wires seperately. So all in all you should have 4 spark plug wires, 2 that attach directly underneath the 2 coils, then 2 regular type wires that run to the other spark plugs. If you look at the valve cover and see the wires, you will see what i am saying better. Just don't forget to ask the autoparts store the spark plug gap recommended for you car, and adjust the gap on the plugs as needed. good luck.
    Bren H.

    Sep 19, 2008 | 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage

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