New wires running rough - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-28-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
New wires running rough

I just bought some brand new accel spark plug wires and tryed installing them today. I put the silicon stuff in the boots and tips of the distributor. The truck starts and runs on it's own, but it's really rough and is missing on a couple cylinders.
Does anyone have the order that the wires go from the distributor to the plugs?


right now I have it set up:
Looking from the front of the truck into the engine

D-CAP
wire3 wire4
wire2 wire5
wire1 wire6

Block
3 4
2 5
1 6

I lost the paper I wrote the original wire config on
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-28-2006
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
There is a good chance a wire or two isn't seated properly on the plug. The juice will jump a small gap and it will sound fine at idle. You'll notice just those symptoms as soon as you put a load on it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-28-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
does that seem like the right wire configuration to you though? I'll check the boots one more time to make sure they're all snug, but idle or load it's still missing bad
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-28-2006
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
Well, yes that looks right from what I remember. If it was wrong, you'd know it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
I switched wires 4 and 6, and it has alot smoother start, but idle is like a pulse instead of that staediness, I don't know if that makes any sense but..

When I rev it up, the whole truck really shakes, and I don't think that I can have THAT much of a torque gain just from wires. and when I put it in gear it shakes pretty bad and has alot lower of an idle, almost to the point of stalling
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2006
Rand's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Barberton,Ohio
Posts: 1,189
I'm pretty sure you have something backwards let me find the info.

curtesy of rangerstation.
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...ringOrder.html
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-28-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
That's exactly what I needed, I had wires 6 and 5 mixed up... the right side of the distributor is a little odd for order, but w/e. It works now. Thanks for the help Rand and FireRanger
:D
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-28-2006
Rand's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Barberton,Ohio
Posts: 1,189
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rough idle after plugs, wires and coil pack. dozer02 General Technical & Electrical 3 11-02-2013 07:20 PM
Plugs/Wires (wires bad) ROSCO 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 8 11-02-2011 12:01 PM
1997 Mazda b2300 starting rough, running rough! bonecrusher SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 3 03-19-2011 05:04 AM
2.5 L Ranger running rough after plugs and wires! IBleedBlue331 General Technical & Electrical 8 11-30-2010 06:53 PM
Running wires thru firewall FMD General Ford Ranger Discussion 33 11-24-2007 08:08 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.