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Old 06-21-2012, 08:11 PM
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Spark Plug Miss Sequenced??

Hello, this is my first open post. Going to go ahead and say I don't have much acknowledgement, but I am learning.

Now... my problem is, I was replacing spark plug wires and I got them all wired correctly. So the firing order is correct, but when I put the plugs back on it was put on correctly. I went into the house to recheck my firing order. Just as a backup and my cousin unplugged one of the wires just to push it down more (the spark plug wires are on, but they have what LOOKS like they have a little play) after that I came back out and it seems he didn't push it down all the way which was the whole point. So basicly I started the car with cyl #4 not plugged in. I turned it off ASAP and rechecked to discover it and plugged it up. Now it runs with a little clingging noise, is this just the timings?

I figured it would be quicker to ask and post before taking the chance to blow any money or waste any time heading into town. Also, don't want to screw up anymore and take it to a mechanic who will lie to me. (Most mechanics around here are B.S. and would say I slung a rod or something. :|) Anything would be helpful! Thanks for looking.

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Re: Spark Plug Miss Sequenced??

Remove your spark plugs, inspect them for any cracks and pieces that may have chipped off and fallen into the combustion chamber.


Are you sure you didn't drop anything into the chamber while changing plugs?

Check the inside of the plug wires and make sure the metal brackets all the way in there are there and did not break off.

If you can, try to peer into the cylinders....

Make sure everything is tightened as per spec. reset the ECU (pull the radio fuse for a minute) and try again, listen carefully for any noise.


Then continue troubleshooting from there. My assumption is the car ran fine prior to the sparkplug change - correct?
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Re: Spark Plug Miss Sequenced??

Correct, I have recheck and rechecked. Nothing has dropped down into it and everything is fine the plugs are burning good and are completely clean and un-chipped. The spark plug wires are also in mint condition. I referenced like 3 completely different facts of the firing order. The plugs are correctly gaped and every looks completely fine like I said.

I just have that clicking noise when it start's and even going down the road. I can hear it echo off cars and what not, its loud enough to hear if I am just idle. Also, it revs a little high too, as in cold or hot start. It will turn on and idle at 7-800 for a few secs and then climb slowly too 1300-1400. Which it did not do before.
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Re: Spark Plug Miss Sequenced??

Update: Retook the valve cover off to have a look. Cylinder 4 is rubbing the cam on the distributor side.
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