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    ThePHPGuy
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    Default Damage by mis-connecting spark plug wires?

    Is it possible to damage a car by hooking up the wrong wires to the
    wrong spark plugs? I did that and attempted to start my car and it
    didn't of course. I'm just wondering if there was any damage caused. I
    tried starting multiple times... ...like 3 or 4.

    Thanks,

    -Tim


  2. #2
    Les Benn
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    Default Re: Damage by mis-connecting spark plug wires?

    It is theoretically possible but not very likely.
    Just put the wires where they are supposed to go and start it.

    "ThePHPGuy" <theboywhogotlost@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1183484349.839843.239730@k29g2000hsd.googlegr oups.com...
    > Is it possible to damage a car by hooking up the wrong wires to the
    > wrong spark plugs? I did that and attempted to start my car and it
    > didn't of course. I'm just wondering if there was any damage caused. I
    > tried starting multiple times... ...like 3 or 4.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > -Tim
    >




  3. #3
    ThePHPGuy
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    Default Re: Damage by mis-connecting spark plug wires?

    On Jul 3, 4:13 pm, "Les Benn" <lesb...@cox.net> wrote:
    > It is theoretically possible but not very likely.
    > Just put the wires where they are supposed to go and start it.
    >
    > "ThePHPGuy" <theboywhogotl...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1183484349.839843.239730@k29g2000hsd.googlegr oups.com...
    >
    > > Is it possible to damage a car by hooking up the wrong wires to the
    > > wrong spark plugs? I did that and attempted to start my car and it
    > > didn't of course. I'm just wondering if there was any damage caused. I
    > > tried starting multiple times... ...like 3 or 4.

    >
    > > Thanks,

    >
    > > -Tim


    Thanks, now I just need to find the correct order, I didn't pay
    attention when taking them off, the front was 135 so I just assumed
    the back would be 246 but that must not be the case because I couldn't
    start the car.(starter turned but engine never fired.) If someone can
    answer this post it would be great.

    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.a...27e5f79d755a66




  4. #4
    Les Benn
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    Default Re: Damage by mis-connecting spark plug wires?


    "ThePHPGuy" <theboywhogotlost@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1183494064.394841.61410@c77g2000hse.googlegro ups.com...
    > On Jul 3, 4:13 pm, "Les Benn" <lesb...@cox.net> wrote:
    >> It is theoretically possible but not very likely.
    >> Just put the wires where they are supposed to go and start it.
    >>
    >> "ThePHPGuy" <theboywhogotl...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:1183484349.839843.239730@k29g2000hsd.googlegr oups.com...
    >>
    >> > Is it possible to damage a car by hooking up the wrong wires to the
    >> > wrong spark plugs? I did that and attempted to start my car and it
    >> > didn't of course. I'm just wondering if there was any damage caused. I
    >> > tried starting multiple times... ...like 3 or 4.

    >>
    >> > Thanks,

    >>
    >> > -Tim

    >
    > Thanks, now I just need to find the correct order, I didn't pay
    > attention when taking them off, the front was 135 so I just assumed
    > the back would be 246 but that must not be the case because I couldn't
    > start the car.(starter turned but engine never fired.) If someone can
    > answer this post it would be great.
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/alt.a...27e5f79d755a66
    >
    >

    Go to the Library and get a Chiltons or Haynes manual out and Xerox copy the
    picture of the distributor cap and wiring diagram. I assume that you did not
    move the distributor but just took the cap and wires off.

    What I do if I am stuck like that is look at the picture. Figure out which
    is number one on the cap and go from there. It is a simple process.



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    80 Knight
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    Default Re: Damage by mis-connecting spark plug wires?

    "ThePHPGuy" <theboywhogotlost@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1183494064.394841.61410@c77g2000hse.googlegro ups.com...
    > On Jul 3, 4:13 pm, "Les Benn" <lesb...@cox.net> wrote:
    >> It is theoretically possible but not very likely.
    >> Just put the wires where they are supposed to go and start it.
    >>
    >> "ThePHPGuy" <theboywhogotl...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:1183484349.839843.239730@k29g2000hsd.googlegr oups.com...
    >>
    >> > Is it possible to damage a car by hooking up the wrong wires to the
    >> > wrong spark plugs? I did that and attempted to start my car and it
    >> > didn't of course. I'm just wondering if there was any damage caused. I
    >> > tried starting multiple times... ...like 3 or 4.

    >>
    >> > Thanks,

    >>
    >> > -Tim

    >
    > Thanks, now I just need to find the correct order, I didn't pay
    > attention when taking them off, the front was 135 so I just assumed
    > the back would be 246 but that must not be the case because I couldn't
    > start the car.(starter turned but engine never fired.) If someone can
    > answer this post it would be great.
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/alt.a...27e5f79d755a66


    Try starting the firing order from the right side of the coil pack. I had to
    do that on my Montana with the 3400.



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