changed the plugs and wires in the car yesterday..... now it runs poorly. found one plug wasnt sparking as good as the rest and put an old one in. ran better but still bad. found a firing order diagram and i had 3 and 6 mixed up. fixed that ran better but still bad. I have changed around all of the plugs to see if it ran better with an older plug or not. It idles rough and will stall after a minute. any suggestions?
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Question: Why is my car running poorly after I changed the plugs and wires?
Answer #1pushrod July 13, 2013, 08:18Master
You need 'hands on' help from a car savvy person!
Possible cracked spark plug insulators, especially the back three, plug wires still crossed or plug wire(s) may not even be on the spark plug(s) correctly on the back 3 cylinders!!! Pretty tough to get at them, but you know that by now.
Replyitsdaperr, July 13, 2013, 08:38Rookie
Replypushrod, July 13, 2013, 08:42Master
You bet, even seasoned mechanics sometimes have trouble with this same thing, on this engine!!