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i messed up my firing order and now it backfires

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Sleepercivic86, May 7, 2006.

  1. Sleepercivic86

    Sleepercivic86 Junior Member

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    I was about to trade my car into the dealership but they told me that they dont give any credit for aftermarket parts. As soon as i get home i strip it of all its aftermarket parts. I put the stock spark plug wires back on and messed up the firing order. Now when i start it, it backfires if i give it any gas at all. I just changed the spark plugs because they were all burnt out i guess from messing up the firing order, so now there are new spark plugs and it sounds alot better but when i go to drive it, it still backfires. What have i done to my car? is it serious? any ideas?"

    Patrick
    98 d16y8
     
  2. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    What other aftermarket parts did you have to remove?
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Maybe you tore up some valves? Run a compression test on the engine.
     
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    vanillakilla Senior Member

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    how would you tear up valves by messing up the firing order?
     
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    The firing order is 1 3 4 2
    its from right to left on the valve cover
    and on the dizzy on is the one closest to the firewall, and rotate clockwise from there
     
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