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Spark plug wires


If someone switched them around how do i put them back in the right spots

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You will need to know the firing order first get a book at autozone the book will show you what order the firing order is on the engine block the distributer hopefully is numbered.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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    Mabron Stevenson Sep 05, 2009

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