i want to see the diagram wiring from the engine block to the distributor cap please.
Yes it is common the same as the distributor rotor burning through.
When messing with the wires of an engine it is important to have a diagram. The diagram can be found a the maintenance, or repair manuals bought at car part stores.
where are the coil wires located, and where do they hook up
Bring the #1 plug up, find the firing order to the distributor then go clockwise. What type of engine is it? if its a 4 cylinder engine, cyl #1 is at the front of the engine, then #2, #3 and at the rear is #4. the distributor cap has one terminal that has a "1" on it and an arrow showing the direction that the rotor turns. obviously the #1 wire goes on the #1 terminal. the next terminal (following the arrow) is 3 then 4 then 2.
The wiring diagram for the engine of a car shows the reader exactly how it is wired. This is what everything does, and how they connect and work together.
It's wherever the last person who put the distributor in put it at. IF you want to know for sure then set your #1 cylinder at TDC and see where the rotor points to. It's either at that terminal or the one opposite of it. Usually the factory points the #1 to the front somewhere. your firing order is 165432 i think also. and the distributor turns CW i believe also too.
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Firing order for you're Rocket engine is 18436572 distributor rotation is counterclockwise. Cylinder one on the distributor cap points to cylinder one.
On number one terminal, put engine at tdc on 1. If engine/rotor hasn't moved, leave rotor alone.