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Old 02-09-2006, 04:43 PM   #11
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And I do appreciate the help, and not having you guys make me feel like a complete doof. I'm pretty sure I do enough of that on my own.
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So just for clarification, the wires on the coil pack are just one end of the spark plug wire? Then the other end is the spark plug end, right?
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So just for clarification, the wires on the coil pack are just one end of the spark plug wire? Then the other end is the spark plug end, right?
Correct
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I just want to emphasize....

One Wire At A Time

It'* much easier to fix a crossed wire with the coil pack setup than the old distributor days, but if you can avoid mixing 'em up at all, you're even better off
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Actually Nick..one of the things the gearheads are compling is a bunch of pictures to help inexperienced people that want to save some money.

This unfortunately is something we need pics of. I looked..there are none close up of the plugs/area in the file.
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And to change the wires (one at a time, I've seen that theme repeated in previous posts LOL) just pull off the old one and put the new one on? Do they go on a certain way? This part seems like one of those "too easy" items I mentioned.
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Actually Nick..one of the things the gearheads are compling is a bunch of pictures to help inexperienced people that want to save some money.

This unfortunately is something we need pics of. I looked..there are none close up of the plugs/area in the file.
Hmmmmmm... maybe I'll get the camera out tonight. Mine'* an L36, but the plugs are in the same places....
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And to change the wires (one at a time, I've seen that theme repeated in previous posts LOL) just pull off the old one and put the new one on? Do they go on a certain way? This part seems like one of those "too easy" items I mentioned.
twist and pull on the rubber part of the wire end.
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And to change the wires (one at a time, I've seen that theme repeated in previous posts LOL) just pull off the old one and put the new one on? Do they go on a certain way? This part seems like one of those "too easy" items I mentioned.
It is easy...except...there'* one catch. The wires are slightly differently lengths. Lay the new ones out and use the ones that most closely match the right length...they won't be perfect..but looking at them and where they go..you'll do it pretty easy.
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Nick, Are you doing the wires at the same time?
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