1986 Honda Accord number 1 cylinder

Tiny
MARK CORRELLI
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  • 1986 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 155,000 MILES
My car won't start or run if all four plug wires are attached. If I detach the plug wire for the first cylinder, the car will start and run, albeit a little roughly. The same does not occur with any of the other cylinders. I've tried changing plugs and plug wires but nothing helps. I've also changed the ignition coil. With the number one plug wire off of the plug and the car running, I can see that it emits a spark.
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Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 3:13 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Never seen this before-Okay put engine no. 1 piston on its compression stroke-set timing marks at the vibration damper to TDC/0 deg. Now open up the distributor cap-where is the ignition rotor pointing at? It suppose to be pointing at the no.1 cap tower is it?
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Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
MARK CORRELLI
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Thanks for the suggestion, but timing is not the problem. Any other possibilities?
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 11:56 PM

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