Need to know what year 4.3L you have to answer that.
You will have no spark from the distributor.You will have no spark from the distributor.
Usually the length of the oem wires from the distributor can give you a general idea. Hope this helps
mabey bad plug wires or plugs....or rotor in the distributor...but im 16 what do i know
Look at the spark plugs-- if one has no wire at the top, that is the problem- there should be a wire from each spark plug to the distributor cap.
I'd know more if you told me its location, but it is probably the spark coil. Is there a thick wire running from the coil to the distributor, and from there thick spark wires running to each cylinder?
3 - 6 2 - 5 1 - 4 front -------------------------------------------------- 1 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 3 - 6 , distributor rotor turns CLOCKWISE
If you know that there is spark at the distributor cap then I would think it would be bad spark plug leads.
Need to know what engine you have.
I would suggest replacing it if someome stole it - otherwise if your car is young -look for causes of poor spark operations in the plug wires and related spark supply components. Usually, a distributor needs to be replaced when it is worn or malfunctioning and repair or rebuild of the distributor in no longer possible, or would cost more than replacing it.
You just install them correctly. No damage should have been done. Gp here for the correct firing order and to see how they hook up. http://autorepair.about.com/od/enginefiringorders1/Engine_Firing_Orders.htm
You need to know the firing order to know where your wires go.
Need to know what wires and which harness you speak of.
How to Check a Car's Spark Plug Wires By eHow Cars Editor Part of car overhaul and car maintenance is checking your car's spark plug wires. These cables connect the spark plug to the distributor. You must check them every year and replace or clean them as needed. Always replace the entire set even if only one wire shows signs of wear. Difficulty: Moderately Easy 1. Turn off your car engine to overhaul your spark plug wires. Let your car cool down. Open the hood of your car and look inside for your spark plug wires. 2. Find the distributor. You will see several cables going across and ending at the individual spark plugs. These are the spark plug wires. 3. Remove one spark plug wire at a time for better inspection. Pop it off the spark plug and the distributor. Remove only one wire at a time. This will ensure you do not mix up the spark plug wires. 4. Look at the wire carefully. If it has any tears or cracks, you must replace it now. Always replace all spark plug wires at the same time even if only one needs replacement. 5. Clean a dirty spark plug wire. Use hand cleaner soap and wipe completely dry. Reinstall the spark plug wire into the distributor and connect to the spark plug. 6.Repeat this overhaul at least once a year. Remember to check the spark plug wires when you change your spark plugs. Tips & Warnings · Do not remove all of the spark plug wires at one time unless you are very sure you know which one goes where. If you mix them up, your car will not run. Remove one at a time then replace or reinstall it. Move on to the next one.
I would help to know what year and model vehicle you have but, you may have a bad fuel injector.
This sounds like an ignition problem. Check distributor cap and rotor, coil wire, spark plug wires, spark plugs, timing and firing order.
The computer uses the pick up plate in the distributor to know when to activated the coil to cause a spark to go down the coil wire to the distributor cap and through the cap and rotor to an individual plug wire to the spark plug.The computer uses the pick up plate in the distributor to know when to activated the coil to cause a spark to go down the coil wire to the distributor cap and through the cap and rotor to an individual plug wire to the spark plug.
Number 1 plug position will be listed on the cap. Now if you know the firing order, and you know the direction the distributor is turning, you then will know plug positions as connected to the distributor cap.
To replace the valve cover gasket, remove the PVC valve and undue the spark plug wires (make sure you know which spark plug they go to) and remove the valve cover by loosening the accorn nuts. Your valve cover gasket kit should include new gaskeys for the spark plugs and the mounting holes. If you aren't replacing the distributor, you shouldn't need to mess with the O-ring. However, if you want to change it, you don't need any special tools. Just unplug the distributor wires (MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE THEY GO!!) and then remove the distributor.
...don't you need a distributor? unless you're coil on plug, and computer controlled, it needs a mechanical distributor. apart from that, bust out the repair manual. it will tell you where everything is, usually with a picture for reference. if you still can't find it, you probably shouldn't be working on the vehicle. if the picture helps you find stuff, you need to trace the wires from the ecu to the coil (if computer controlled, ensuring no breaks) and from the battery to the coil, check the coil, if good keep moving up to the distributor, if that's still good, check your plug wires.
firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 if you know which is number 1 cylinder.
You first need to know the firing order and the #1 location on the distributor cap. Best way is to get yourself a service manual for the vehicle you are working on.
== == If you buy a repair manual ($20.00) it will have all the information you need, on the firing order and rotation of the distributor.
as long as you know what wire does what
Are you wanting to know the order of the wires on the engine or the distributer cap?