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Old 04-21-2006, 09:37 PM
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i just put in new plugs and wires on the 21st and when i went to start the truck it sounds sick like if i havent plug something and lack of power. do the wires have to be put in a order on the distributor these were the only things i touched it ran great till this anything would help thanks

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yes in an order.....more info though. make model year, then we can help
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its a 1978 ford f150 with a 351m h-code i did one plug and wire at a time so i wouldnt get messed up

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Check each wire and make sure it is pluged in tight,then check to see if any are laying on top of the other, you might be getting a cross fire. What type of pluge wires did you use?
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i just put in new plugs and wires on the 21st and when i went to start the truck it sounds sick like if i havent plug something and lack of power. do the wires have to be put in a order on the distributor these were the only things i touched it ran great till this anything would help thanks
uhhhh... yeah... you have a firing order you need to follow..... if you dont then it wont fire right....
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:44 AM
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Doc here,

The Fire order for that engine SHOULD be ..

1 3 7 2 6 5 4 8

The direction of rotation is counter clockwise.

Plug number 1 is on the left front bank.

Left bank (passenger side)
4
3
2
1

Right bank ( drivers side)
8
7
6
5

Hand over hand your plug wires to see if they go to the right plugs..

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thank you uch the wires i put in are duralast
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If you did a 1 for 1 swap, I would imagine you got the order right, however do double check to make sure the order is as Doc advises. Next, pull a wire off first one plug, then put the wire back on the plug, ensuring that the wire clips onto the plug, meaning you may have to push the wire forcefully until you hear it click onto the tip of the plug. Seat the boot over the plug end. Do this on each spark plug. Next go to the distributor and pull back the boot on each wire, one at a time again, and make sure the plug wire end goes into the distributor cap. Do the same thing to the coil wire at the distributor and coil. Hopefully this will help.
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Doc here,

Did you properly GAP the plugs? Possably strike the electrode putting it in?

That will cancel fire to that cylinder. Also be sure you didn't break the porcelain on the plug body. and no wires melted to the hot headers.

Inspect every place you were working and look for Wires or Vacuum lines you might have accidentaly knocked off..If you find any, replace where they go.

Check the coil wire, sometimes the coil side is larger than the distributer wire and it won't seat in either end if you get it backward. and On some, they give you two size coil wires.

Let us know what you find..

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plug wires

thank you all for your help it was a vauucm line that i must have knocked off.


and one thing on the truck im going to be putting headers i was thinking about going with flowtech headers i heard they were good for the price what do u think. its the 351m already have the flow mufflers.
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