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Where does each spark plug wire go?

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2005-10-08 20:22:15
2005-10-08 20:22:15

one end on the spark plug and one end on the distributor unless you have individual coil packs

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go to autozone .com then go to troubleshooting and ignition you will find it there

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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.

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They go from the cap to the spark plugs. Replace one at a time to avoid confusion.

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you would follow the spark plaug wires from the disributor to the spark plug and replace it. Spark plug wires are different sizes in length depending on where they go. Also make sure they are in the right order or your engine might run rough.

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Go to the local auto wreckers and get one. They're dirt cheap.

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Remove the kill wire from the ignition coil. It's the only wire that doesn't go to a plug. Remove one of the spark plugs. Reconnect the plug wire to the plug that has been removed. Make sure the threads of the plug are touching metal on the engine somewhere. Crank the engine. Should see spark. If not, bad coil.

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the spark plugs are screwed into the engine block and the top part of them is covered by a single wire, if you have a four cylinder engine, there will be four spark plugs, the wires will all go from the spark plug to a distributor cap and should pull straight off on each end, if you are replacing the spark plugs make sure not to change any of the wire locations

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Answer I can only assume that your question is How do I change the spark plug wires on a 1995 Buick and how do I know where they go? You take one wire at a time out of the top of the engine, and trace it to the distrubuter. Replace that wire and continue replacing each wire the same way as you did with the first one. When you are finished the car should run properly, but while you are changing the wires why not change the plugs too.

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all the spark plug wires go to the distributor.

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take a test light. ground the test light to the battery then take the test light and move it around the suspect spark plug if the plug wire or spark plug are cracked or defect the spark will go to the test light and you will see the spark. if you don't see any spark its not broken.You can also use CheckSpark to quickly evaluate all your plugs and identify bad plugs and wires in seconds.

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Fist step is to remove the top cover over the top of the engine, and then remove the ignition coils (one for each cylinder, and then you need an extra deep slender spark plug socket to go in and remove the actual spark plug. The ignition device is approx 5" long and just pushes into the top of the spark plug. the answer if for suzuki sport 1.8L (you forgot to say motor type) the 1.6L vastly more common you twist the spark plug wire boot on to of spark plug , this is on top of valve cover. then pull then out comes boot and wire then you attach a spark plug socket to your 3/8" driver ratchet then blow out the spark plug well with shop air so sand dont fall into engine. if oil is inside well the Valve cover gasket is bad. then unscrew the spark plug CCW then with a 1/4" id rubber hose fish the spark out of hole. some sparkplug sockets have rubber plug retainers and some times works.

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Every car has it's own firing cycle. You should label where each spark plug wire goes before you take it off. Number them 1-4 or 1-6 if you have a V6, be sure to take note of where they are positioned on the Distributor cap as well as which plug they go into.

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there is one coil for each cylinder, and there's 4 coils mounted to each spark plug cover. open the hood. you'll see the spark plug wires. those go directly into each coil

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No. The better performing spark plug wires will allow more voltage to get to your non performance plugs and may make your non performance plugs fire just a bit better. This is due to less resistance in the spark plug wire and the wire may be of a larger diameter and this too allows more voltage to flow to your plugs. When you install the plug wires make sure to buy some spark plug boot grease and put some inside the boot where it snaps onto the spark plug head. This grease keeps the boots from sticking or bonding to the spark plug head. It makes it easier to remove the plug wire from the plug. Make sure the plug wire boot snaps onto the plug head, and only change out one wire at a time. If you pull all of them off, you better know what order they go back on. So take one off, get one of your new wires and hold the new one up to the old one and make sure you have about the same length wire and put that one on. Then pull another one off and do the same thing.

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the speed might be related in three ways - either the wind speed under the vehicle is creating a draft that is pulling on the wire or the engine mounts are collapsing and the engine is moving about with an increase in speed or the increased vibration at higher speeds is loosening the wire. Assuming the problem is not collapsing engine mounts the wire should not be affected by either draft or engine revs and the fact that it is coming off means it probably needs replacing. I am assuming by spark plug wire you mean the spark plug lead not the cap on the plug itself. if the cap is coming off it could be the spark plug is not tight and the cap is being blown off or just that the cap is aging and does not clamp on tightly anymore.

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under the hood usually right on top you should see four black wires in a row. pull of the wire and the spark plug is there. Go to www.kia101.com there is a tutorial on spark plug replacement it's under the tune-up section

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Go to any Auto parts Store and get the book for your year, make, and model and check the firing order for you vehicle. You may have a spark plug wire hooked wrong to the distributor...

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each spark plug has its own ignition coil mounted on the plug itself


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