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Unread 11-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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running in wrong firing order only

my 258 only runs in wrong firing order. i set it to the correct order and will not start. in the firing order that i bought it in carb pops unless the #2 plug wire is un plugged. any help would be great

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Unread 11-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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I feel like a walked into the middle of a conversation. There is too much information missing, like...

Did it start doing this out of the blue?
Did you install a new distributor?
Did you turn the existing distributor?
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Unread 11-06-2010, 08:11 PM   #3
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?????? I believe as long as there in the correct order around the cap they will work no matter were #1 is but i could be wrong < usually are >
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Unread 11-06-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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Unread 11-07-2010, 07:53 AM   #5
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?????? I believe as long as there in the correct order around the cap they will work no matter were #1 is but i could be wrong < usually are >
Well, almost. as long as the rotor is pointing at the right terminal at the right time.


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my 258 only runs in wrong firing order. i set it to the correct order and will not start. in the firing order that i bought it in carb pops unless the #2 plug wire is un plugged. any help would be great

Did you check the compression? Maybe the intake valve is stuck open. That will mess with things.
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Unread 11-07-2010, 11:38 AM   #6
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Going to upload the firing order for you Jeep in a minute
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Unread 11-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #7
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Unread 11-07-2010, 12:42 PM   #8
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I tell you what I did I took my distributor apart to change it from the 13 deg to the 18 deg advance and well the dist gear didnt go back on the right way. Yea well it had a miss to it took a little while to figure it out.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 06:08 PM   #9
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if you have had your distributor apart and have put the drive pick up cog on the bottom of it on the other way it will spin in the other way . remove your cap and make sure its spinning the correct direction when winding the motor over. if it isnt just put your leads on in the right order starting at number 1 but going round the cap backwards..
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Unread 11-12-2010, 06:54 PM   #10
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in the firing order that i bought it in carb pops unless the #2 plug wire is un plugged. any help would be great
A backfire through the carb is only caused by two things. Excessively lean air/fuel mixture or incorrect timing.

Somehow the #2 cylinder is out of time.

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Unread 11-13-2010, 05:19 AM   #11
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are you spark plug wires running close to each other? sometimes you can get a cross fire that way.
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Unread 11-13-2010, 07:03 AM   #12
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you need to compression test #2,your valve is staying open and sending the combustion charge out the intake. If it runs smooth except for the popping,it is bad valve or valve train component on #2 cylinder,intake side.Let us know the answer,hope it is simple fix.
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Unread 11-13-2010, 07:11 PM   #13
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you need to compression test #2,your valve is staying open and sending the combustion charge out the intake. If it runs smooth except for the popping,it is bad valve or valve train component on #2 cylinder,intake side.Let us know the answer,hope it is simple fix.
That's what I was thinking. I mentioned it about 6 days ago and still waiting for a reply.
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Push rods not in correct spot
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Push rods not in correct spot
Yeah, I was wondering if he ever got it running, 3 years ago....
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