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Old 02-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Turns over but wont start

I have a 2000 3.8 that I just tried to change the plug wires on. After about 2 hours, I finally gave up (because I could not get the clip on the back of the motor between the firewall and block open to allow the wires to be replaced) and put it back together. I didn't disconnect anything except the plug wires #1, 2 and 3 from the spark plugs and from the coil pack. After putting it back together I tried to start it. Guess what? Nothing. The motor turns over but usually it fires after about 1 - 2 seconds. I checked the fuel shut off but am stumped at why it won't start now. Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks so much.
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Did you put the plug wires back on the right plugs
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Coil wire?
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Re: Turns over but wont start

All plug wires are on the correct plugs and matched to the coil pack.

Hey guys, thanks so much for your input. I actually fixed this myself. I unplugged the wire to the coil pack and plugged it back in and it started just perfect. I have no clue why that worked but thought I would try. Again, thanks so much for helping.
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Re: Turns over but wont start

YOUR supposed to take the upper intake off on that car when doing plug wires .
That's why your'e having so much trouble with them, its in the way ,,
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1.wrong firing order
2. Wrong plugs or wires
3. Bad ignition coil
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