I changed the plugs and wires

Tiny
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  • 1985 OLDSMOBILE 98
  • 68,527 MILES

I changed the plugs and wires. Now the runs wrost. Skips like its not geting fire from spark plugs. Or the wires or out of order. What did I do wrong

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 AT 6:57 PM

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Tiny
DRCRANKNWRENCH
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You probably got the spark plug wires out of order.
Attached is a diagram that has that correct order on engine and rotor. If for some reason wires do no t work out on rotor cap, you may have it 180 degrees out of timing. Just turn it.

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Saturday, January 19th, 2013 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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Did you use the proper spark plugs? What is litre size of engine? Do you know your firing order?

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Saturday, January 19th, 2013 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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Hi drcranknwrench, I didn't see your post. Looks like you got it under control. Have a good day.

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Saturday, January 19th, 2013 AT 7:11 PM

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