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I replaced wires plugs and distributer cap and rotor making note of gap .032 and placement of rotor. After finished I started and it ran real rough and check engine light came on any ideas??

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Sounds like crossed plug wires. #1 cylinder is the one closest to the serpentine belt. sometimes, the plug numbers are stamped on the distributor cap. hope this helps.

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The only thing I can think, besides coincidence, is the plug wires, you must have crossed one or two, I would go over the timing order again just to be sure. Or the cap is not seated on, Check it out, hope this helps.

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  • juddmann007 Nov 06, 2010

    Found out I had #3 and #4 wires crossed. Assuming wires went from long to short screwed me. Just a heads up #3 wire is shorter than #4.

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Dear you had done good job for your dream,

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