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Unread 10-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Spark plug wires...

So I decided I was going to change the spark plug, wires, cap and rotor on my 85 CJ7...for the first time in my life of ever doing anything like that. Everything went smoothly...except for the putting the wires back on the cap correctly part. I'm trying to google it but it's been an unsuccessful disappointment.

Am I totally screwed? If you can help me, a pic or small words and type slow since I'm a girl, that will be the best.

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Unread 10-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Oh sorry Mods, I just realized I didn't title my post correctly. Sorry. I usually get in trouble for making my title too long. EEEEEK!

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Unread 10-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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What motor do you have?

Info for 4.2 Liter motor, courtesy of JeepHammer, from http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/i-...nitive-669495/

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Cylinders are numbered 1-2-3-4-5-6 Front To Back.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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Here's a picture.

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Wether or not your #1 on the cap is the same, I don't know.

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Unread 10-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I have a 4cyl and I got it figured out. I had to use my phone a friend option. Now I feel like a rockstar for tuning it up!
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Most basic shop manuals, will have this info.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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I'm sure they do but I live an hour from town and I couldn't drive anywhere till it was fixed. AND I ended up finding some Jeep book in my garage but they were WRONG when it came to putting the wires on the distributor properly. BUT now it runs like a champ!!!!

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Unread 10-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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When I change wires, I do 1 at time. Then you don't have to go through the trouble of finding #1 cyl. I also mark the cap & distributor for #1.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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I'm sure they do but I live an hour from town and I couldn't drive anywhere till it was fixed. AND I ended up finding some Jeep book in my garage but they were WRONG when it came to putting the wires on the distributor properly. BUT now it runs like a champ!!!!

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You go girl!!

Nice work.

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Unread 10-02-2013, 04:06 AM   #10
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The camera on your phone is your friend in cases like this.

I snapped a few pics before doing mine the first time, so I could refer back.
This is helpful in MANY situations.

Glad you got 'er up and running!
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #11
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Thanks guys! I have a 4cyl and I got it figured out. I had to use my phone a friend option. Now I feel like a rockstar for tuning it up!
Congrats on getting it figured out!

So what's next on the list of work to be done?
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