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How do i put the wires back on the dist cap correctly

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Here's your firing order. just match up the numbers and you should be good to go. i hope this helps and good luck.


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That should be a 3800 on the coils it has numbers number 1 is front on passanger side then on front are 36 back side 2-4-6 starting on passenger side

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