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Old 07-27-2009, 08:33 PM
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Question 850 distributor cap and spark plug wire order

Can anyone confirm that this is the correct order for the cap and wires.

http://volvospeed.com/volvo_repairs_...parkplugs.html

It is different from what is in the Haynes.

Car is a 1996 850 turbo.

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Old 07-27-2009, 08:45 PM
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Did you take off the plugs and forget where they go?
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haynes is wrong, that link is right.

haynes is off by one plug.
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I followed link when I did mine
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Distributor cap is numbered and longest cable is No 1, shortest is No 5
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I have never done the job and was researching it. And noticed the discrepancy between the Haynes and Bay13. Just curious what you all thought. I will follow Bay13. Hope that fixes my misfire issue. I have already put the volvo plugs in -- still get the misfire.

I just checked the bosch cap and sure enough they are numbered and it corresponds to the Bay13 pic.
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I put the new cap on last night. Hopefully that will fix the misfire. One of the problems is that the misfire is not consistent so it will take time to figure if it is fixed. When I started the job i noticed there was not much room so I took off the turbo pipe, and moved the air filter box out of the way -- including the bottom half that snaps onto the frame.

When I finally got to removing the three screws I noticed something... the bottom screw on the cap was not screwed in at all. My theory is that the last owner tried to replace the cap and since there was not much room just left the bottom fastener undone.

It seems that that could be the cause of the misfire because it seems to me that that go alter the flow of electricity.

I guess only time will tell. If that does not fix problem next up is bougicord wires.
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Hopefully it is. Good luck!
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haynes is wrong, that link is right.

haynes is off by one plug.
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Default I need some clarification please

So, I am helping a friend of mine who has a '95 850 Turbo sedan. His car has been spontaneously dying on him. He pulled the plugs and they are gas fouled. I suspect that the injectors are bad as I had a similar problem with an old BMW I had years ago.

While pulling the plugs he damaged one of the plug leads. He replaced the wires, but did not pay proper attention to wire order. Now the car won't start at all and I suspect that the wires are not in the right order on the distributor cap.

I have reviewed this thread (and some others I tracked down via Google) and there are several competing descriptions of the proper order. The Volvospeed link at the beginning of this thread is no good.

Two of the outputs on the distributor cap are taller than the others (left side of the distributor @ about 9 and 11 o'clock). What I am hoping is that one of you can give me the correct wire order referencing one of these points.

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