BANGING NOISE UNDER HOOD, RUNNING ROUGH

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  • joyv256
  • Buick Century

My neighbor changed my plugs and wires for me, 1992 Buick Century with 145,000 miles on it. He did one at a time and gapped them right, I watched him do this. The car now is hard to start, idles very rough, there's a loud banging noise that I can't see where its coming from and car stalls when I try to drive it.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 2:45 PM

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  • Tiny
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Was the problem present beofre the work?

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 2:53 PM
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No the car ran smooth, idle was good, couldn't even hear it run. Just wanted to get a tune up and this happened.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 AT 10:23 AM
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It sure sounds like the wires are on wrong.? Is it a 4 or 6 cylender?

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 AT 2:22 PM
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It is so easy to cross a couple wires. I'll second that thought. IT is hard to imagine anything else based on before and after.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 AT 5:20 PM
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It is a 6 cyl. If one or more wires did get crossed how will I know what order they do go in? If it is the wires then its the 3 front small one those are the ones I didn't stand and watch him do. How would I find out the firing order ( someone told me that's what it is) but I don't know what that is, is that the wired order?

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Thursday, January 4th, 2007 AT 12:01 PM

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