Check your timing mark. With it set near 0 degrees the rotor should be pointing to the number 1 cylinder. This is if the engine is at top dead center, otherwise it is pointing to the number 4 cylinder. This means you have a 50:50 chance of getting it right. If you didn't adjust the distributor, put the plug wires on and try to start it. If it starts you're done if not you're 180 degrees off and have to move the wires around. Hope this helps. The number one cylinder position should be around the 4 o clock position standing behind the car. The firing order is 1-2-3-4-5-6 and the cylinders are ,standing behind the car left to right, closest to passenger compartment 6-4-2 and closest to rear of car 5-3-1.
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Posts: 49593 From: A Western Caribbean Island/ Columbus, Ohio Registered: Apr 99
Facing the engine from the back; assuming you are standing in the trunk. The the front plugs, the ones hard to get to for some people, are 2,4,6 (right to left) <-, and the back plugs are 1,3,5 (right to left) <-. The picture below indicates the layout.
Distributor cap is laid out as follows:
Posts: 1796 From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Registered: Jun 2001