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91 prelude
12-13-2014, 09:09 PM
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91 prelude
Changed plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor and now I have a miss. Sounds like a dead cylinder miss. Exhaust smells rich. I have interchanged all replaced parts to make sure I didn't have a bad replacement part. I also replaced all plugs again. No luck. Could the problem be with the coil? It most likely is the original coil from '91. I have double and triple checked all the wires and hoses to see if something got knocked loose. All looks good. I would think if the coil was bad I wouldn't get any spark or something other than a miss. Any suggestions?
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12-13-2014, 09:17 PM
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RE: 91 prelude
What engine?
My first guess would be that you got 2 wires in the wrong place. I’ve seen it many times. Even done it myself a couple of times. Make sure that you know which way the distributer turns, find #1, & double or triple check the firing order and wire placement.
Please let us know what you find.

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12-13-2014, 09:22 PM (This post was last modified: 12-13-2014 09:26 PM by Robert57.)
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RE: 91 prelude
(12-13-2014 09:17 PM)Garner Wrote:  What engine?
My first guess would be that you got 2 wires in the wrong place. I’ve seen it many times. Even done it myself a couple of times. Make sure that you know which way the distributer turns, find #1, & double or triple check the firing order and wire placement.
Please let us know what you find.

(12-13-2014 09:22 PM)Robert57 Wrote:  
(12-13-2014 09:17 PM)Garner Wrote:  What engine?
My first guess would be that you got 2 wires in the wrong place. I’ve seen it many times. Even done it myself a couple of times. Make sure that you know which way the distributer turns, find #1, & double or triple check the firing order and wire placement.
Please let us know what you find.
2.0 ltr si. I made sure I got the wires right. It doesn't backfire and idles rough, but it idles. I appreciate your reply. Will check the firing order again and let you know. This is perplexing.
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12-13-2014, 10:26 PM
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RE: 91 prelude
(12-13-2014 09:22 PM)Robert57 Wrote:  
(12-13-2014 09:17 PM)Garner Wrote:  What engine?
My first guess would be that you got 2 wires in the wrong place. I’ve seen it many times. Even done it myself a couple of times. Make sure that you know which way the distributer turns, find #1, & double or triple check the firing order and wire placement.
Please let us know what you find.

(12-13-2014 09:22 PM)Robert57 Wrote:  
(12-13-2014 09:17 PM)Garner Wrote:  What engine?
My first guess would be that you got 2 wires in the wrong place. I’ve seen it many times. Even done it myself a couple of times. Make sure that you know which way the distributer turns, find #1, & double or triple check the firing order and wire placement.
Please let us know what you find.
2.0 ltr si. I made sure I got the wires right. It doesn't backfire and idles rough, but it idles. I appreciate your reply. Will check the firing order again and let you know. This is perplexing.
Checked out the firing order - ok. Upon further inspection found a loose wire inside cap which may have been causing a short. Soldered and viola, success! Thanks for the input, I think I'll be coming back!
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12-13-2014, 11:52 PM
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RE: 91 prelude
Any chance you can post a picture of the repair? This board can handle either a link to an outside site (Photobucket) or smaller attachments of say 400 kb. Use the "new reply" icon on the lower right below this post for pix or just place the URL for an outside shot.

The reason I mention this is if it's inside the dist and subject to vibration the repair may fail again so worth tossing around for all to see... and a picture is worth a thousand words.

BTW, if you want to post text only without all of the previous quotes use the "quick reply" box at the botton of each page.
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12-14-2014, 11:51 PM
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RE: 91 prelude
Thanks for the update.
Was a miss the reason that you started to replace everything in the first place and that wire turned out to be the cause? Or were you just doing a Tune Up and broke the wire thus causing the miss?

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