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Denso
1993 Lexus ES300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Denso - 5mm

P311-38CD03B    671-6170  New

2X1464 , 50256 , 60_2702 , CH5603 , 5602 , 09823 , 11-6054S , 6716170 , 156003 , 35-6038 , TE42 , QW739 , 916W , MSW2788 , 440 , 11-6045S , 700750 , 175-6040 , MSW2722 , 96549

Qty:
66.81
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • IGN WIRE SET-5MM
  • ; Original Equipment Replacement Part / Complete Ignition Wire Set - 5mm
  • 5mm
  • Product Attributes:
    • Insulation Outside Diameter: 5.00
    • Spark Plug Boot Material: Sil Pbt Sil
    • Spark Plug End Boot Degree: 105
    • Spark Plug End Boot Quantity Angled: 6
    • Spark Plug End Terminal Type: Female
  • DENSO First Time Fit Ignition Wire Sets are identical in form, fit, color and performance to the factory-installed wire sets. Every part of each wire sets construction meets or exceeds OE/OES standards.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1993 - Lexus ES300 V 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2959
Denso
2003 Lexus RX300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Denso - 5mm

P311-20FFB51    671-6185  New

CH5606 , 652 , 5606 , 936M , 2X1461 , 6716185 , TE65 , QW1102 , 156019 , 96829 , 35-6053 , 700593 , 50656

Qty:
45.20
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • IGN WIRE SET-5MM
  • ; Ignition Wire Set Original Equipment Replacement Part / Complete Ignition Wire Set - 5mm
  • 5mm
  • Product Attributes:
    • Insulation Outside Diameter: 5.00
    • Spark Plug Boot Material: Sil Pbt Sil
    • Spark Plug End Boot Degree: 105
    • Spark Plug End Boot Quantity Angled: 3
    • Spark Plug End Terminal Type: Female
  • DENSO First Time Fit Ignition Wire Sets are identical in form, fit, color and performance to the factory-installed wire sets. Every part of each wire sets construction meets or exceeds OE/OES standards.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2003 - Lexus RX300 V 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2995
Denso
2000 Lexus ES300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Denso - 5mm

P311-20FFB51    671-6185  New

CH5606 , 652 , 5606 , 936M , 2X1461 , 6716185 , TE65 , QW1102 , 156019 , 96829 , 35-6053 , 700593 , 50656

Qty:
45.20
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • IGN WIRE SET-5MM
  • ; Three Lead Wire Set w/o VVT Original Equipment Replacement Part / Complete Ignition Wire Set - 5mm
  • 5mm
  • Product Attributes:
    • Insulation Outside Diameter: 5.00
    • Spark Plug Boot Material: Sil Pbt Sil
    • Spark Plug End Boot Degree: 105
    • Spark Plug End Boot Quantity Angled: 3
    • Spark Plug End Terminal Type: Female
  • DENSO First Time Fit Ignition Wire Sets are identical in form, fit, color and performance to the factory-installed wire sets. Every part of each wire sets construction meets or exceeds OE/OES standards.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Lexus ES300 V 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2995
Denso
1994 Lexus GS300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Denso - 5mm

P311-5C619FB    671-6174  New

5609 , 35-6042 , 916X , 50356 , 156007 , QW958 , 5603 , 700867 , 60_2173 , 97018 , CH5600 , 489 , TE120 , TE132 , 6716174 , 50956

Qty:
64.32
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • IGN WIRE SET-5MM
  • ; Original Equipment Replacement Part / Complete Ignition Wire Set - 5mm
  • 5mm
  • Product Attributes:
    • Insulation Outside Diameter: 5.00
    • Spark Plug Boot Material: Sil Pbt Sil
    • Spark Plug End Boot Degree: 105
    • Spark Plug End Boot Quantity Angled: 6
    • Spark Plug End Terminal Type: Female
  • DENSO First Time Fit Ignition Wire Sets are identical in form, fit, color and performance to the factory-installed wire sets. Every part of each wire sets construction meets or exceeds OE/OES standards.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Lexus GS300 L 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2997
Denso
2000 Lexus GS300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Denso - 5mm

P311-148885E    671-6181  New

TE79 , 35-6049 , 700596 , 51056 , 2X1460 , 97103 , 6716181 , CH5608 , TX79 , 156014 , 725 , 5610

Qty:
51.45
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • IGN WIRE SET-5MM
  • ; Ignition Wire Set Original Equipment Replacement Part / Complete Ignition Wire Set - 5mm
  • 5mm
  • Product Attributes:
    • Insulation Outside Diameter: 5.00
    • Spark Plug Boot Material: Sil Pbt Sil
    • Spark Plug End Boot Degree: 135
    • Spark Plug End Boot Quantity Angled: 3
    • Spark Plug End Terminal Type: Female
  • DENSO First Time Fit Ignition Wire Sets are identical in form, fit, color and performance to the factory-installed wire sets. Every part of each wire sets construction meets or exceeds OE/OES standards.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Lexus GS300 L 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2997
Denso
1992 Lexus LS400 Spark Plug Wire Set 8 Cyl 4.0L Denso - 5mm

P311-3B0ED5D    671-8143  New

5801 , 97031 , 5802 , 175-6055 , CH5800 , 700826 , 908H , QW1135 , TE119 , 96537 , 727 , 35-8014 , TE132 , 6718143 , 50258 , 09355 , 2X1468 , 158001

Qty:
83.65
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • IGN WIRE SET-5MM
  • ; Original Equipment Replacement Part / Complete Ignition Wire Set - 5mm
  • 5mm
  • Product Attributes:
    • Insulation Outside Diameter: 5.00
    • Spark Plug Boot Material: Sil Pbt Sil
    • Spark Plug End Boot Degree: 105
    • Spark Plug End Boot Quantity Angled: 8
    • Spark Plug End Terminal Type: Female
  • DENSO First Time Fit Ignition Wire Sets are identical in form, fit, color and performance to the factory-installed wire sets. Every part of each wire sets construction meets or exceeds OE/OES standards.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Lexus LS400 V 8 Cyl 4.0L - 3969
Denso
1997 Lexus LX450 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 4.5L Denso - 5mm

P311-1CACDFE    671-6172  New

700970 , 09354 , 60_2721 , 156005 , 2X1462 , 35-6040 , 6716172 , 5604 , 490 , QW969 , 96855 , TE68 , 50456 , CH5601 , 926B

Qty:
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • IGN WIRE SET-5MM
  • ; Original Equipment Replacement Part / Complete Ignition Wire Set - 5mm
  • 5mm
  • Product Attributes:
    • Insulation Outside Diameter: 5.00
    • Spark Plug Boot Material: Sil Pbt Sil
    • Spark Plug End Boot Degree: 105
    • Spark Plug End Boot Quantity Angled: 6
    • Spark Plug End Terminal Type: Female
  • DENSO First Time Fit Ignition Wire Sets are identical in form, fit, color and performance to the factory-installed wire sets. Every part of each wire sets construction meets or exceeds OE/OES standards.
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Lexus LX450 L 6 Cyl 4.5L - 4477
Karlyn STI
2004 Lexus IS300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Karlyn STI - Karlyn-STI Spark Plug Wire Set

P311-591CF42    725  New

90919-15457 , 9091915457 , RCTE79 , 5610 , 9091915317 , 9091915456 , 90919-15317 , 90919-15456 , 09423

Qty:
24.05
  • ; Karlyn-STI Has 3 Leads; Purchase 3 Coils PN[5110] For Complete Tune-Up; Other 3 Cylinders Use Direct Ignition [Not Available] This Set Contains 3 Leads; Purchase 3 PN[5110] Coils For A Complete Tune-Up
  • Karlyn-STI Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Product Attributes:
    • Engine: Oem
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: No
  • Karlyn/STI has engineered a wire set line that is second to none in every aspect of performance, protection and coverage. We utilize German Engineered Spark Plug Connectors, specially designed durable boots, corrosion resistant and oversized clip-lock terminals which allow for positive electrical connection every time you install or reinstall them. Our 8.0mm Silicone-over-Silicone cable includes two layers of Silicone for superior voltage protection and we use stainless steel magnetic conductive windings for applications which can handle extra fire power to reach the spark plugs. This results in improved gas mileage and superior engine performance, while it prevents radio frequency noise from interfering with radios, cellular telephones, TVs, computers and other onboard electronic equipment. Every set is Proudly Assembled in the USA and is 100% tested for conductivity and proper resistance before packaging.
Brand: Karlyn STI
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Lexus IS300 L 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2997
Karlyn STI
2000 Lexus ES300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Karlyn STI - Karlyn-STI Spark Plug Wire Set

P311-531726D    652  New

1756153 , 1903720020 , 5606 , RCTE65 , 09436 , 19037-20011 , 1903720011 , 19037-20020

Qty:
28.84
  • ; Karlyn-STI Has 3 Leads; Purchase 3 PN[5047] Coils For Complete Tune-up Purchase 3 PN[5047] Coils For A Complete Tune-Up
  • Karlyn-STI Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Product Attributes:
    • Engine: Oem
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: No
  • Karlyn/STI has engineered a wire set line that is second to none in every aspect of performance, protection and coverage. We utilize German Engineered Spark Plug Connectors, specially designed durable boots, corrosion resistant and oversized clip-lock terminals which allow for positive electrical connection every time you install or reinstall them. Our 8.0mm Silicone-over-Silicone cable includes two layers of Silicone for superior voltage protection and we use stainless steel magnetic conductive windings for applications which can handle extra fire power to reach the spark plugs. This results in improved gas mileage and superior engine performance, while it prevents radio frequency noise from interfering with radios, cellular telephones, TVs, computers and other onboard electronic equipment. Every set is Proudly Assembled in the USA and is 100% tested for conductivity and proper resistance before packaging.
Brand: Karlyn STI
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Lexus ES300 V 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2995
Karlyn STI
1995 Lexus LS400 Spark Plug Wire Set Karlyn STI - Karlyn-STI Spark Plug Wire Set

P311-4AA5892    727  New

5802 , 09016 , 1756055 , 90919-22379

Qty:
62.29
  • ; Karlyn-STI
  • Karlyn-STI Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Product Attributes:
    • Engine: Oem
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: No
  • Karlyn/STI has engineered a wire set line that is second to none in every aspect of performance, protection and coverage. We utilize German Engineered Spark Plug Connectors, specially designed durable boots, corrosion resistant and oversized clip-lock terminals which allow for positive electrical connection every time you install or reinstall them. Our 8.0mm Silicone-over-Silicone cable includes two layers of Silicone for superior voltage protection and we use stainless steel magnetic conductive windings for applications which can handle extra fire power to reach the spark plugs. This results in improved gas mileage and superior engine performance, while it prevents radio frequency noise from interfering with radios, cellular telephones, TVs, computers and other onboard electronic equipment. Every set is Proudly Assembled in the USA and is 100% tested for conductivity and proper resistance before packaging.
Brand: Karlyn STI
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1995 - Lexus LS400
Standard Wires
1993 Lexus ES300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Standard Wires

P311-0F03222    25602  New

Qty:
55.82
Standard Wires Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Import Car Wire Set
  • Product Attributes:
    • Car/Truck: Car
    • Coil Wire: 16.5"
    • Core Construction: Mag Core
    • Cylinders: 6
    • Insulation: Epdm
    • Jacket: Silicone
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 1: 16.5"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 2: 24.5"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 3: 25.5"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 4: 26.5"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 5: 30.5"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 6: 31.5"
    • Total Number of Leads: 7
    • Wire Diameter (mm): 5mm
    • Wire Set Import / Domestic: Import
  • The design of this set strictly follows the original specifications set by OE. Manufactured using OE-Style spark plug and distributor boots. Install with confidence that the fit and function of this set closely follows OE. Wire materials and OE-style components ensure consistent OE look and performance.
Brand: Standard Wires
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1993 - Lexus ES300 V 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2959
Standard Wires
1997 Lexus ES300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Standard Wires

P311-1012BAE    25606  New

Qty:
36.13
Standard Wires Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Import Car Wire Set
  • ; Wire set only, does not contain Direct Ignition Coil boots
  • Product Attributes:
    • Car/Truck: Car
    • Core Construction: Mag Core
    • Cylinders: 6
    • Grease Pack: Silicone Grease Pack
    • Insulation: Epdm
    • Jacket: Silicone
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 1: 37"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 2: 41.25"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 3: 46.25"
    • Total Number of Leads: 3
    • Wire Diameter (mm): 5mm
    • Wire Separators Included: Yes
    • Wire Set Import / Domestic: Import
  • The design of this set strictly follows the original specifications set by OE. Manufactured using OE-Style spark plug and distributor boots. Install with confidence that the fit and function of this set closely follows OE. Wire materials and OE-style components ensure consistent OE look and performance.
Brand: Standard Wires
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Lexus ES300 V 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2959
Standard Wires
2000 Lexus ES300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Standard Wires

P311-1012BAE    25606  New

Qty:
36.13
Standard Wires Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Import Car Wire Set
  • ; Wire set only, does not contain Direct Ignition Coil boots w/o VVT
  • Product Attributes:
    • Car/Truck: Car
    • Core Construction: Mag Core
    • Cylinders: 6
    • Grease Pack: Silicone Grease Pack
    • Insulation: Epdm
    • Jacket: Silicone
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 1: 37"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 2: 41.25"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 3: 46.25"
    • Total Number of Leads: 3
    • Wire Diameter (mm): 5mm
    • Wire Separators Included: Yes
    • Wire Set Import / Domestic: Import
  • The design of this set strictly follows the original specifications set by OE. Manufactured using OE-Style spark plug and distributor boots. Install with confidence that the fit and function of this set closely follows OE. Wire materials and OE-style components ensure consistent OE look and performance.
Brand: Standard Wires
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Lexus ES300 V 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2995
Standard Wires
1993 Lexus SC300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Standard Wires

P311-08B9686    25609  New

Qty:
48.79
Standard Wires Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Import Car Wire Set
  • Product Attributes:
    • Car/Truck: Car
    • Coil Wire: 18.5"
    • Coil Wire 2: 21.5"
    • Core Construction: Mag Core
    • Cylinders: 6
    • Insulation: Epdm
    • Jacket: Silicone
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 1: 16"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 2: 20"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 3: 25"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 4: 27"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 5: 32"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 6: 37"
    • Total Number of Leads: 8
    • Wire Diameter (mm): 5mm
    • Wire Set Import / Domestic: Import
  • The design of this set strictly follows the original specifications set by OE. Manufactured using OE-Style spark plug and distributor boots. Install with confidence that the fit and function of this set closely follows OE. Wire materials and OE-style components ensure consistent OE look and performance.
Brand: Standard Wires
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1993 - Lexus SC300 L 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2997
Standard Wires
2003 Lexus GS300 Spark Plug Wire Set 6 Cyl 3.0L Standard Wires

P311-41C6737    25610  New

Qty:
43.63
Standard Wires Spark Plug Wire Set
  • Import Car Wire Set
  • ; Wire set only, does not contain Direct Ignition Coil boots
  • Product Attributes:
    • Car/Truck: Car
    • Core Construction: Mag Core
    • Cylinders: 6
    • Insulation: Epdm
    • Jacket: Silicone
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 1: 13.3"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 2: 18.8"
    • Spark Plug Wire Lead 3: 20.8"
    • Total Number of Leads: 3
    • Wire Diameter (mm): 5mm
    • Wire Set Import / Domestic: Import
  • The design of this set strictly follows the original specifications set by OE. Manufactured using OE-Style spark plug and distributor boots. Install with confidence that the fit and function of this set closely follows OE. Wire materials and OE-style components ensure consistent OE look and performance.
Brand: Standard Wires
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2003 - Lexus GS300 L 6 Cyl 3.0L - 2997
Denso
1990 Lexus LS400 Spark Plug Wire Set Denso - w/o Hardware

P311-3752102    W0133-1602207  New

Qty:
190.79
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • First Time Fit
  • ; Production: 05/1989-, The aftermarket brands KAR, BOS, SEW, and PST do NOT include the various hardware pieces ("looms"), clamps, and brackets.
  • w/o Hardware
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1990 - Lexus LS400 Fr:05-00-89
Denso
1993 Lexus SC400 Spark Plug Wire Set Denso - w/o Hardware

P311-3752102    W0133-1602207  New

Qty:
190.79
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • First Time Fit
  • ; The aftermarket brands KAR, BOS, SEW, and PST do NOT include the various hardware pieces ("looms"), clamps, and brackets.
  • w/o Hardware
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1993 - Lexus SC400
Denso
1994 Lexus LS400 Spark Plug Wire Set Denso - w/o Hardware

P311-3752102    W0133-1602207  New

Qty:
190.79
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • First Time Fit
  • ; Production: -09/1994, The aftermarket brands KAR, BOS, SEW, and PST do NOT include the various hardware pieces ("looms"), clamps, and brackets.
  • w/o Hardware
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1994 - Lexus LS400 To:09-00-94
Denso
1992 Lexus SC400 Spark Plug Wire Set Denso - w/o Hardware

P311-3752102    W0133-1602207  New

Qty:
190.79
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • First Time Fit
  • ; Production: 04/1991-, The aftermarket brands KAR, BOS, SEW, and PST do NOT include the various hardware pieces ("looms"), clamps, and brackets.
  • w/o Hardware
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1992 - Lexus SC400 Fr:04-00-91
Denso
1994 Lexus SC400 Spark Plug Wire Set Denso - w/o Hardware

P311-3752102    W0133-1602207  New

Qty:
190.79
Denso Spark Plug Wire Set
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • First Time Fit
  • ; Production: -08/1994, The aftermarket brands KAR, BOS, SEW, and PST do NOT include the various hardware pieces ("looms"), clamps, and brackets.
  • w/o Hardware
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1994 - Lexus SC400 To:08-00-94

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1991 Lexus ES250 cranks, won't start

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Question From cheshmetroshan on 1991 Lexus ES250 cranks, won't start

After experiencing a noticeable amount of engine misfire, I set out to replace the spark plugs/wires, distributor cap/rotor on this vehicle (my first time undertaking such a repair). I picked up a new cap, rotor, wires, and standard spark plugs (instead of platinum plugs). Halfway through the job, and after inadvertently pulling off all of the wires from the distributor cap, it became clear that replacing the rear plugs/wires was beyond my DIY capability as they sit under the car's air intake manifold. I decided to replace only the front three plugs/wires, including the wire that runs from the middle of the cap to the ignition coil, and reinstall everything. The roughly inch-long metal clip on the old wire that connected to the coil had been worn down to a little nub. Now the engine cranks but won't start. What could be causing this and how do I go about fixing the problem?

Engine Size: 2.5L V6
Mileage: 55300

Response From cheshmetroshan


UPDATE:

I made some progress in diagnosing the issue. Turns out that when the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) is plugged in, the car absolutely will not start. Unplug the sensor and the car comes to life. Unfortunately, the car stalls almost immediately after I attempt to drive it so I've decided to replace that part.

Online/offline prices for an MAF sensor are a non-starter (pun intended) so I'm going to hit up the salvage yards later today in the hopes of finding the part.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Response From Hammer Time

and after inadvertently pulling off all of the wires from the distributor cap, it became clear that replacing the rear plugs/wires was beyond my DIY capability as they sit under the car's air intake manifold.

I suggest you chalk it up to an expensive lesson and have the vehicle towed to a competent repair shop. I would be prepared to pay more than you would have if you had let them repair it in the first place because most shops will charge more to fix what someone else has messed up.

Response From cheshmetroshan

Thanks for the reply.

If you're referring to the beginner's mistake of confusing the firing order, I downloaded an engine manual for the vehicle off of the WWW and learned that the order is 1-2-3-4-5-6.

That is:

1-3-5
2-4-6
(Front of car)

I had hoped to sell the car before this problem started. Although I underestimated the amount of time/work involved to replace all the plugs, I held off on doing the full job (i.e. removing plenum and gasket undrneath it) when it became clear the the expense would be greater then I could afford. As a result, I thought that I could get by with replacing only half of the plugs.

Can anyone think of any possible solution that I'm missing?

Response From speed

simple mistake some kids in my auto class made while repairing an older Malibu, didnt mark the wires to distributor cap properly and mixed up the wires with teh wrong plugs, therefore screwing up the firing order. muight check that youu have them right just to be sure since it will crank and crank but wont fire right.

Response From cheshmetroshan Top Rated Answer

Thanks for the reply.

Thinking that the solution might be as simple as your suggestion, I went back and removed almost everything, then proceeded to reinstall as if I was doing it for the first time. I then retraced the path of every wire (including the M. C. Escher-like ones in the rear) back to the cap just to make sure that I was plugging them in correctly.

Unfortunately, the result was the same.

I also focused for a time on the ignition coil and, after cleaning out the shavings from the old wire, inspected it for primary and secondary coil resistance using a (borrowed) ohmmeter. Even though the coil passed both tests, I visited a local salvage yard and pulled an identical coil (plus the ignition control module or "distributor brain," if you will, that sits underneath it) off an '89 Toyota Camry to test on the car.

Sadly, the result was still the same.

Response From speed

well you need power, fuel, and spark for an engine to rune so basics it is. make sure you are getting spark and fuel since you have a good battery. check fuses, if you have a multimeter you could see if you have 12 volts at the pump, and do a voltage drop test when cranking too.