How do you line up spark plug wires?
Here are basic steps on how to connect spark plug wires in the correct order:
- Get the owner’s manual for your specific car.
- Check for the distributor rotor rotation.
- Locate the number 1 Firing Terminal.
- Connect the number 1 Firing Terminal to the first Cylinder.
- Connect all the spark plug wires.
Can you swap spark plug wires?
That’s because spark plug wires aren’t actually made of wire. That’s why it pays to replace your spark plug wires before they wear out. We recommend changing them during spark plug changes (whenever your owner’s manual recommends, or between 100,000 and 160,000 kilometres).
How to put spark plug wires in the correct order?
Remember if your rotor is moved to the right or to the left and connect the other plug wires, one at a time, following the firing order located in the manual. The firing order starts at number one distributed terminal and continues clockwise or counterclockwise until the terminal number one again.
Where do you connect a spark plug to a distributor?
Connect to terminal two-cylinder distributor immediately to the right of the terminal number three four-cylinder connected to the terminal distributor immediately to the right of the terminal number two. Compare the spark plug wires firing order the manual and make sure that each wire is connected to the correct terminal distributor.
What should I do if my spark plug is not connected?
If the engine of your vehicle backfires, turn it off immediately. After that, check if the spark plug wires are connected properly or not. You should always have your repair manual with you. That is one of the most important guides you can get to complete these procedures.
What’s the number on the spark plug cap?
In most cases, the number 1 spark plug distributor cap has a mark. If not, you will have to look at the owner’s manual or find any difference between one and the other firing terminals. Luckily most manufacturers, however, will mark the number one terminal. You will see number 1, first, or something else written on it.