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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 02, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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I need to replace my spark plug wires and took them off and now need to know what wire goes were is there a book ? can anyone help me? I know was stuppid but now I need help thank you 1983 v6 camaro

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 02, 09:16 AM
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what kind of car? what engine?
if it is a chevy V8, pre 93 , you can bring the #1 cylinder(drivers side front) to top dead center by lining up the mark on the balancer to the "0" mark on the pointer. pull off the distributor cap and see what position on the cap it is pointing. this is either the # 1 tower, or the #6. if it is toward the front of the distributor, then it is probably #1.mark the body of the dist even with where the rotor points with a marker. the rest goes clockwise as you look at it- 18436572. the cylinders are numbered odd on drivers side- 1357 front to rear, and the pass side is 2468 front to rear. if you get hem all on and it won't start and pops a lot, you have it 180 degrees off, and all the wires go on the opposite side.
if it isn't a chevy V8, the firing order might not be the same as what i said here, but the procedure for finding the #1 tower is the same.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 02, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by novaderrik:
what kind of car? what engine?
if it is a chevy V8, pre 93 , you can bring the #1 cylinder(drivers side front) to top dead center by lining up the mark on the balancer to the "0" mark on the pointer. pull off the distributor cap and see what position on the cap it is pointing. this is either the # 1 tower, or the #6. if it is toward the front of the distributor, then it is probably #1.mark the body of the dist even with where the rotor points with a marker. the rest goes clockwise as you look at it- 18436572. the cylinders are numbered odd on drivers side- 1357 front to rear, and the pass side is 2468 front to rear. if you get hem all on and it won't start and pops a lot, you have it 180 degrees off, and all the wires go on the opposite side.
if it isn't a chevy V8, the firing order might not be the same as what i said here, but the procedure for finding the #1 tower is the same.

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thank you very much it is 1983 v6
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 02, 05:02 PM
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i don't know the firing order or cylinder layout for those, but you can still find # 1 on the dist like i pointed out. the #1 cylinder will be the one at the front that is farthest forward.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 02, 06:57 PM
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I believe you will have a Chev 2.8 liter V6 in there. If so, the firing order is 1/2/3/4/5/6, oddly enough. Make note though that the #1 cylinder on this engine is at the front passenger side rather than your typical front driver side.

Like this:
______
6 4 2
......... -&gt; (front of engine)
5 3 1
-------

your distributor posts will be as follows (try to picture this as a circle):

. 6 .
5 . 1
4 . 2 -&gt; (front of engine)
. 3 .


I hope this looks alright once I post it, hehe.

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