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Old 01-24-2002, 09:10 AM   #1
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Connected Spark Plug wires in wrong order?

I changed my sparkplug wires yesterday, and after i'm done with everything i started the car up, and it sounded like it was only running on 2 cylinders, i drove it for a while and it was running like crap, it was backfiring so bad it was nearly undrivable, i finally figured out that i had connected the plug wires in the wrong order, but did i hurt the car by doing that?
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Old 01-24-2002, 10:31 AM   #2
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....why the hell did you drive it?

Seriously. I connected my wires in the wrong order once, and when I started it you could tell something was obviously wrong.

I don't see what it would hurt though, to answer your question. You would be running way rich, which would do some damage to the rings over time.

How long is "For a while"?
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Old 01-24-2002, 10:57 AM   #3
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Hooked mine up wrong after the turbo install....if you have a logger you'll probably get a cylinder misfire engine code. Did you get a CEL? Did you fix the problem, or do you need a description of which wires go where? Remember, they do not go in order, meaning that the second from left cylinder does not connect to the second from left plug wire port......

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Old 01-24-2002, 11:36 AM   #4
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Yea i fixed it....but i was just wondering if i damaged anything. I didn't really "drive" it..i just drove down to my driveway and it was bucking and popping so bad the car would barely move, i mean everytime i stepped on the gas it was backfiring like KAPOW!!!KAPOW!!!KAPOW!!!...it just scared me, i thought i blew something up.
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Old 01-24-2002, 12:04 PM   #5
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wouldn't the turbo suffer if the backfire was close to it? I bean the turbo is sensible and the unburned gas must have passed the turbo at one point...

I don't know just a thought...
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Old 01-24-2002, 03:07 PM   #6
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If you weren't out trying to boost in 3rd gear at WOT you're probably fine It sounds like you only drove it a short distance... I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it.
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