SPARK PLUG WIRES

1985 Ford Tempo

Tiny

unraw

April, 6, 2009 AT 1:49 PM

Electrical problem
1985 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 207000 miles

I took the spark plug wires off the distributor cap on my '85 ford tempo, and for got where the wires went on the distributor cap! I have Googled it and I cant find any info on it. Does anyone know where they go? Thanks for you help!

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6 Answers

Tiny

bluelightnin6

April, 6, 2009 AT 1:56 PM


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_0900c1528005d56e_1.jpg



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Tiny

unraw

April, 6, 2009 AT 2:09 PM

THANK YOU! I will post here more often for my car problems.

Tiny

unraw

April, 6, 2009 AT 4:03 PM

Ok I hooked it up like the diagram shows and it doesnt start! ON the distributor cap there is a 1 where the spark plug for the 2nd cylinder spark plug wire goes. should I try swaping #1 and #2?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/340860_261618_0900c1528005d56e_1_1.jpg



edit: What if I tried putting #1 where the 1 is on the cap, then go in order putting 3,4,2 after it.

Tiny

bluelightnin6

April, 6, 2009 AT 9:06 PM

Firing order in diagram should be correct unless your vehicle is not the stock equipment. What is the 8th digit of your VIN just so I can make sure this is the correct firing order?

Tiny

fixitmr

April, 7, 2009 AT 4:32 PM

Why not try starting the wiring sequence as the actual cap suggests?Worse could happen is a little backfire. If the distributor has been removed before and not put back in the same position or the diagram is not totally accurate as to distributor position but approximate then there ya go!Dont mix the sequence by just switching 1 or 2 wires. Trace each wire to it's designated cylinder per the diagram.

Tiny

unraw

April, 16, 2009 AT 8:13 AM

Sorry for the late reply. I hooked it up like the distributor says and it works! Thanks for your help.

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