Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Staunton, VA - USA
A follow-up regarding locating the leads on the distributor cap . . .
Everyone I've communicated with indicates that, if you look at the distributor cap as though it were a clock and as though you're sticking your head through the windshield to view it, the A1 position is consistently at 1 o'clock. Since the rotor arm rotates counterclockwise you simply plug in the remaining leads based upon the correct firing order for your car, starting with A1 at 1 o'clock and working your way around.
Also, which makes perfect sense, it doesn't really matter if you start with A1 in another spot so long as you do the firing order sequencing correctly after wherever you placed A1, working counterclockwise.
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