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I did a tuneup on a 2002 Sebring LXi hardtop with a 3.0 6 cyl. I installed new duralast spark-plug wire and Bosch spark-plugs. I have reconnected everything as it was and the car won't start now. I checked to see if the plugs were firing and they are not. Checked the connections and they are all fine. The car start fine before the tune-up. Could the distributor have gone out as a result of the tune-up?

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  • senoja1 Nov 13, 2010

    I have "pre-gapped" plugs.

  • senoja1 Nov 13, 2010

    If I replace the distributor cap am I going to have to deal with the timing by setting it on this car?

  • senoja1 Nov 14, 2010

    I am not getting a spark to the plugs. I have a new distributor on the car.

  • senoja1 Nov 14, 2010

    The car is not firing from the spark plugs at all. When I changed the plugs I took one off at a time and then replaced it. As I said, I have a new distributor on as well. I'm thinking that something is not connected but what?

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Test for an unplugged connection or for voltage going into the distributor. and test ASD Relay.
Testing For Spark At Coil
CAUTION The ignition system generates approximately 32,000 volts. Personal injury could result from contact with this system.
WARNING Spark plug wire damage may occur if the spark plug is moved more than 1 / 2 inch away from the engine ground.
WARNING Do not leave any one spark plug cable disconnected any longer than necessary during test or possible heat damage to catalytic converter will occur. Total test time must not exceed 1 minute. Use a new spark plug and spark plug cable for the following test.

  • Insert a new spark plug into the new spark plug boot. Ground the plug to the engine.
  • Remove the distributor cap.
  • Plug test spark plug cable onto coil tower.
  • Crank engine and look for spark across the electrodes of the spark plug. If there is no spark, check the distributor connectors:
Distributor connectors
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Continuity from PCM pin 11 to 6-way connector terminal 1 Continuity between ground and 6-way connector terminal 2 Continuity from PCM pin 6 to 2-way connector terminal 2 Correct resistance in distributor cap, refer to Distributor Cap Resistance Test.
If all circuits show continuity, replace distributor assembly. Keep me posted!!

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    Steve D'Amico Oct 07, 2014

    wrong engine .. man thats a 2.5 distributor plug lay out he asked for a 2001/ 05- 3.0

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    Steve D'Amico Oct 07, 2014

    Not helpful at all . Just more harmful and loss of time!!

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The coil wires are probably not connected to the correct spark plugs. The car ran fine prior to the wire replacement, so this seems to make sense. Shown below is the correct firing order in relation to the spark plug cylinder location and the distributor location.


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    Steve D'Amico Oct 07, 2014

    ???The coil wires are probably not connected to the correct spark plugs.??

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    Steve D'Amico Oct 07, 2014

    the spark plug wires might be in the wrong order.. they must be in the order in the above photo 100%

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You should always replace the distributor cap when doing a tune up,and i take it you gapped all the spark plugs before you installed them, then i would take the plugs and wires back and exchange them,dura-last wires are not the top of the line wire either.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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    Steve D'Amico Oct 07, 2014

    no true!!!! new wires even dura-last .. wires will not stop your car from starting if you got them new.

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    Steve D'Amico Oct 07, 2014

    Check your firing order .. see photo above.

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