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TUNE UP TROUBLE

Changed plugs and wires qs routine maint. and now car will not run and is putting off strong fuel odor. What went wrong ?

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    I tuned up my car about two weeks ago,it passed emission and safety, but now, when giving the car gas, it putt putts and feels like it is about to go dead along with a ticking nosie. What can this be?

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Only 3 things wrong plugs, wrong leads or firing order wrong-go through carefully.

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