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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 03, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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my 78 camaro is skipping really bad i just put new plugs,new coil and a new wires. i was just wondering if anybody knew wht could be wrong with it
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 03, 02:11 PM
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Check for a vacume leak on the port on the #5 & 8 intake runner.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 03, 05:19 AM
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Was it "skipping" before you did the work ?

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no it was not
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 03, 06:05 PM
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Some spark plug wires specificly the solid wire type aren't going to be transfering the volts right down the wire with big volts coils. One of the ignition manufacturers has a trouble shooting section that would help.
Normally it's called missing not skipping. You skip class and the engine misses. Easy to remember when spring comes around.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 03, 06:17 PM
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When installing you new plugs you have to be careful that the area around the spark plug hole is clean. If there is gunk, then you can pick that up when you are trying to line up the plug and if you get enough greasy dirt packed onto around the electrode, it can prevent the plug from firing. Also, if you did not do the plugs one-by-one, you need to make sure that you do not have any wires on the wrong plugs. Lastly, make sure that the plug wire is all the way on, fully pushed over, sort of snapping on the end of the plugs. Hopefully, you didn't damage any wires when you removed them, did you. You can't just grab the wire and pull it. You have to work the boot off of the plug ... BTW, why do you say "a new wire " ? DId you only replace one spark plug wire, or, was this a wire to something else ?
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