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Old 06-11-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy changed spark plugs on 94 se and now it wont start!

So, my car was running rough and it was definately time for a tune-up. It had no problem starting or staying on before the tune-up. After I replaced the plugs and wires with correct firing order and correct gaps, it won't start! Do you think maybe I could have blown a fuse or something? I never knew a tune-up could make a car worse. Anyways, any help would be so much appreciated as I do love my beast.
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When you say it doesn't start, please elaborate.

1. It won't turn over
2. It turns over, tries to start but won't start
3. Honestly Bill... I think aliens dinked with
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Did you make sure to plug each wire nice and tight into the new spark plugs? I double checked that each of mine sits tight.
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It turns over, makes a wailing noise. The starter was replaced last year and when it had gone bad it made a clicking noise, nothing like this. Also, I checked the battery and its fine. We made sure the plugs and wires were nice and tight.
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Ok.. let'* double check those plug wires. Firewall and radiator mentioned for orientation of the locations.

Firewall
2.....4.....6
Engine
1.....3.....5
Radiator

Coils (the wires going to one coil are interchangable because both towers fire at the same time.)
Firewall
3/6
2/5
1/4
Radiator
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can you hear it fire on any cylinders or does it just turn over without any ignition?
do you hear the fuel pump when you put the key in the "on" position for 2 sec?
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is that the firing order every bonnie?
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Should be on all series1 and series2 engines.
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