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I was changing the distributor and the spark plug wires got mixed up. The vehicle is a 87 caprice with a 4.3 engine

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Here is the firing order diagram for that vehicle, and let me know if you need any help reading this diagram (it would seem that some people just do not get color coded diagrams) or if you require any further assistance.


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After replacing distributor, cap, and rotor on 1995 chevy caprice classic (5.7ltr) engine turns over but won't catch. Possible solution?


if it was running fine before you changed the cap and rotor just make sure you put the spark plug wires back in the same spot you might have got them mixed up

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what size engine! ill type you a little diagram....





4
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2
1
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coils
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I am attempting th change the plugs and wires on my 95 caprice classic. It looks as thought there are alot of things to move or I need child hands to get to the plugs and wires. Any help for an old man?


Is this a 4.3 liter engine? If so then - The first three are easy on driver's side and can be done from top of engine using standard tools including elbow tool. The last one toward engine firewall on driver's side is done from underneath with relative ease useing same tools. Passenger side first three from firewall are easy but the last one at front by a/c and alternator is tough. Disconnect and bend the pollution pipe that hides the spark plug-move it toward back of engine till you can place your spark tool in there using a 4" extension piece and elbow. You must hold the elbow steady at a slight angle so it will not twist making it impossible to loosen the plug.

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I changed the spark plugs and wires on my chevy s10 2wd pick up, which is a 4 cylinder and now it will not turn over. I might have the wires mixed up on the distributer cap. Can someone show me a picture...


GET A PIECE PAPER DRAW A LARGE CIRCLE TOP UPPER HALF CIRCLE LEFT TO RIGHT WRITE NUMBERS 1 AND 3 BOTTOM HALF CIRCLE LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT NUMBERS 2 AND 4 THAT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR SPARK PLUGS WIRES LOCATION.STANDING ON SIDE OF ENGINE WHERE DISTRIBUTOR IS LOOKING DOWN AT DISTRIBUTOR 1 AND 3 FIRST TWO SPARK PLUGS TERMINALS NEXT TO ENGINE. AND 2 AND 4 SPARK PLUGS TERMINAL ON CAP FACING YOU. THIS IS CYLINDERS LOCATIONS STANDING IN FRONT OF ENGINE.RUN WIRES FROM DISTRIBUTOR CAP TO PLUGS TO THE ENGINE SPARK PLUGS.

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Firing order for 1990 Chevy Caprice V8 305


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How do I change the plugs and coil pack on a 1998 Malibu T- code 4 cylinder 2.4 engine


HI: 1st Thing is to Locate your Distributor Cap, Where you'll see 5 Spark Plug Wires inserted in the Cap.The Center Wire is your COIL WIRE Just Take you Finger and Follow that Center Wire. The other 4 Wires are Spark Plug Wires ,Do the Same Thing Follow 1 at a time to the Other End to Locate Your Spark Plugs.Here You'll not Actually See the Plugs until you pull the wire off. I recommend you do Only One at a Time to Make Sure you are not Mixing up Your Wires.So now just Twist with your Fingers or Better Yet By a Spark Plug Wire Removal Tool,This Way you Won't Damage that end of your Spark Plug Wire.NOTE: when wires Boots have been on a Vehicle they tend to Stick to the Spark Plugs.And I really Recommend You Change your Wires as Well.If you Do Still Follow the 1-Wire at a Time. NOW you'll Find your Coil Inside the Distributor Cap on The Inside of it, Turn the Cap Upwards Be CAREFULL nOT to PULL off any Wire Out of the Cap cause they most Likely will Get Mixed up.Anyway inside the Distrbutor Cap you'll se 4-Small Bolts Heads i Believe there 5/17th or 1/4 Inch Heads.Just Remove all 4 of those Small Bolts Saving The Bolts .And Your Coil Will Come Right On Out.Pay Close Attention and Mark Or Memorize how the Coil and its Little Wire and washer is Installed.Cause you'll need to Put it or the New Coil Back the same way it Came Out. Hope This Has Helped You out ,Please Reply by Voting on the Solution I have Given to you. Thanks From the WYOCWBOY

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Changed 5.7 350 motor in 87 chevy k5 blazer with same from 90 caprice, motor's only mod. was using throttle body from previous motor. Full tune up but from 35mph to 45mph it lacks power and drinks gas...


If you are set on using this engine for its increased power and fuel efficiency, the only way you will realize these benefits is by changing the ECM/PCM from the engine donor vehicle to yours, put the 90 model engine's throttle body back on it, use the engine wire harness from the donor vehicle--in other words, the engine has to think it's still in the Caprice, and the only way to do this is to put the Caprice electronics and fuel management system (throttle body) back on it. If you have to modify the throttle linkage, the kick-down/TV cable, to make it work, then do it. Also, you will have to put an Oxygen sensor from a 90 Caprice into the manifold/collector/crossover pipe of your vehicle, and not one for the 87 truck. If it wont fit, plug the factory hole on your truck's Oxygen sensor location with a threaded plug using high-temp thread sealant, cut/weld in a proper-threaded orifice for the Oxygen sensor from a 90 Caprice. If the Caprice had two Oxygen sensors, you will have to put one on each cyclinder bank's exhaust outputs.
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Changing the spark plugs is a pretty easy task. The spark plugs run along both sides of the engine, 1 per cylinder. (3 on each side) You can easily identify them by the plug wires running to them from the distributor. Pop off each plug wire, (1 at a time) and replace the spark plug. Once you have replaced the plug, replace the plug wire. This ensures that you dont mess up the sequence of the wires which determines which cylinder fires at what time in the cycle. VERY important not to mess up the sequence. If you should happen to get the wires mixed up, look online for the firing sequence for your vehicle and engine.

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