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Old 07-11-2010, 03:59 AM
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My friend just tried to replace cap,plugs , wires and rotor.

Took them all off and can't remrmber how to put back on. I tried to help

by starting with post marked with "1" to cyl #1 then clockwise through

the firing order . Still won't start . Any ideas?

rotation is clockwise right?

firing order goes 1-8-....right?

Post on cap marked with "1" is #1 post right?
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:30 AM
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It is a clockwise rotation and the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2, not sequential 1-8. Hope this helps some.

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Thank you for the help. Turns out he put the cap on 180deg out(reversed). When I removed it to check the rotor, only 30 min. old, felt plastic schrapnell scattered around inside of distributor. Rotor had been grinding inside of cap, 30 min new. When I inspected rotor, metal contact piece had been rotated 90 deg from normal from impacting on post pin contacts. A few drops of crazy glue, a blast from air in a can, one minute with a permanent marker to mark everything and it fired right up!

Time to go to sleep, nite all.
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Great, glad to hear you got it going!

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How in the H#@$ can you even work on the distributor on these things? cut a hole in the firewall?? geez! good luck . here is a link for properly routing the plug wires. common misfire problems can be linked to cross firing . http://autorepair.about.com/cs/faqs/l/bl654h.htm
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Sounds like he had the distributor cap forced on . They will only seat in one location . Glad you got it fixed . Now you can bail him out the next time he screws up .
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How in the H#@$ can you even work on the distributor on these things? cut a hole in the firewall?? geez! good luck . here is a link for properly routing the plug wires. common misfire problems can be linked to cross firing . http://autorepair.about.com/cs/faqs/l/bl654h.htm
The easiest way is with the intake off; that's why I always recommend replacing the cap, rotor and wires when changing the plenum pan gasket. There's a copy of the TSB relating to the routing in the Knowledge Base.
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