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Rats ate the spark plug wires down to the boots at both ends of all eight leads, so I can't replace wires one at a time point to point. Need firing order to reasemble, please? Thanks 1984 Dodge Pickup with a 360

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1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2...dist. rotation: clockwise, #1cylinder is on the drivers side front of engine. (firing order is also cast into factory intake manifold)

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Engine running rough why?


did you replace the plugs leads one at a time
and not mix up the firing order

is this plug lead layout the same as your engine ?


if the car was running rough before

could be fuel related
or a burnt valve = uneven cylinder compression



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Use your crescent wrench to disconnect the positive and negative battery cables. Be careful not to touch both battery posts together with your wrench, as this will damage the battery and possibly harm you.

Use your spark plug socket to gently grab the insulated end of the spark plug wire; pull it away from the tip of the plug. The spark plug socket looks like a regular set of pliers, except that the jaws have rubber inserts to grip the insulation without damaging it. The plug wire itself looks like a 15-gauge wire with a rubber boot on each end: One end is connected to the spark plug present in each of the eight cylinders, while the other end is connected to a coil pack terminal, usually located on the right rear side of the engine compartment. The coil pack is a square, black, solid-state component that has eight terminals for each of the eight plug wires.

Use your spark plug socket to gently pull the coil pack end of the plug wire away from the terminal. Repeat the last two steps until all eight wires are removed.

Consult the service manual for your vehicle's year model and determine the exact firing order. You will need to connect each new wire to the numbered coil pack terminal and the corresponding engine cylinder. Failure to replace the wires in the right order will result in failure of engine operation.

Use your crescent wrench to reconnect the battery cables (black wire to black terminal, red wires to red terminal).

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If you're seeing spark at the ends of the spark plug wires where they attach to the spark plugs, you most likely have a cracked or worn boot on the wires. It's also possible that the wires aren't tightly connected to the spark plug wires. Pull the ends off (1 at a time) and re-attach to the spark plugs. You should feel a small "click". This would be an indication that you've got a secure connection. If the wires are all tight and you still see sparks, I'd go ahead and replace the wires.

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Check the connection inside the lead wire boot.
If you have spark at the wire and not at the plug it can only mean you are not connected fully (or at all) to the plug via the connection point inside the boot.
You may need new wires or you may not have pushed the boot on to the plug far enough to make a connection.

Compression has nothing to do with spark so I wouldn't worry about that just yet.

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