How do you put the spark plug wires on in the right order?
It is best to remove one wire, measure it up against the new set to find one close to the same length, and replace that one wire. Then move on to the next one. Worse thing you can do is just pull them all off.
The main reason a car misfires is because the spark plug wires are not installed correctly. Check the car's firing order to ensure the spark plug wires running from the distributor cap to the spark plugs (in the cylinders) are in the right order. One or more spark plugs could be damaged or worn so the firing order is correct, but the spark plugs are not sparking into the spark plug wires to ignite the…
1993 Ford Escort 1.9 Liter Engine Spark Plug to Distributor Cap Wire Order: Looking at the engine from the front of the car, the distributor cap is to the right of the engine (or on the driver's side of the car looking from the front of the car. The spark plug wires come from each spark plug and terminate on the distributor cap. They plug in to the distributor cap. Looking at the engine from…
The spark plug wiring is fairly simple; first note that cylinders are labelled 1 - 4 from left to right while sitting on the seat facing forward. There is a coil for cylinders 2 & 3 and a coil for cylinders 1 & 4. The spark plug wires normally have a tag labelled 1- 4 on them but if not see below. * coil for # 2 & 3 cylinders have the two spark plug…
perhaps you connected your spark plug wires incorrectly check your firing order if you crossed a couple of spark wires the engine may still run but very roughly also you may have spark plug wires that are not fully connected to the plug are you reusing the old plug wires may be time for a new set check connectors for corrosion recomend using high quality spark plug wires
Pull the spark plug wires off the spark plugs. Remove the spark plugs with a spark plug socket. Install the new spark plugs and put the spark plug wires back on. I recomend replacing the spark plug wires as well. If replacing them, just remember that the new wires are hooked up the same ways that the old ones came off.
Some don't have wires, the coils are mounted direct to the spark plugs. Some have a dual spark plug design where the plug mounted coil also sparks another spark plug on the other side of the engine. Removint these spark plug wires will still allow the engine to run but will eventually ruin the coils. And the third type will not run with out wires.
First find out what the firing order of the engine is. Then locate the #1 spark plug. Once you find that and know the firing order and the direction the rotor turns you can easily connect the spark plug wires correctly. Ask your question again with this term. "Firing order and spark plug diagram of (list make, model, & engine size)".
From you question I'm guessing you have a 1.5 Ltr. motor. The spark plug wires at the distributor(stand at the passenger fender and look straight at the distributor) are: bottom left - 1, top left - 3, top right - 4, bottom right - 2,. The spark plug wires on the motor (standing in front of the car) are: from left to right: 4,3,2,1.
Take the spark plug out, push back into it's pocket, set the spark plug on a grounded piece of metal, have someone crank the engine while the spark plug is grounded (but don't hold onto the spark plug, common sense right?) if a spark appears between the little arm the spark plug works, if it doesn't spark, replace with a new plug, and if the new plug doesn't start you have a faulty wire.