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Old 11-20-2011, 01:41 PM
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So I've been tuning up my truck, I.E. new spark plugs, air filter, fuel injection fluid, and radiator cap. Now I just tried to install some new distributor cables but when starting with the longest cable and just reaching my hands to the cap I loosened up a second cable by accident so they both got uncapped and since I had to reach blindsided I don't know which one goes where anymore. I cranked it up the first time and could feel some resistance going on the engine...so i thought i reversed the caps and when i cranked it the second time the engine stopped on me...so I decided to just stop for now...any ideas?

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take the air filter box off and you can get a better view of the distributor cap. #1 should be marked, look at the firing order and distibutor rotation (stamped on the intake) and go from there. on the left side starting at the front is 1 3 5 7 and on the right starting at the front is 2 4 6 8
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Firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. Should be marked on the top of the intake right in front of the TB.
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thanks for the reply guys...i ended up calling a mobile mechanic...my fiance doesnt want me to screw around lol. He fixed it while i was at work and it the truck shakes as if the cables are put on wrong but I hope it will last me to the nearest actual mechanic.
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Yeees dear... But I can fix it...
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