I CANT SEEM TO PUT THE PLUG WIRES BACK IN THE RIGHT LOCATION ON THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP. I HAVE A 1956 CADILLAC DEVILLE SEDAN WITHE THE HEI DISTRIBUTOR. MY CAR WONT START NOW I HEARD I HAD TO BUY A SPECIFIC SET OF WIRES DUE TO THE HEI SYSTEM. I CANT SEEM TO FIND THE RIGHT SITE FOR A FREE HAYNES MANUAL OR FREE USEFUL INFORMATION 4.1 L V8
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Re: HEI DISTRIBUTOR PROBLEMS
On the intake manifold you will see 8 numbers, this is your firing order
from the front of the car the left side numbers are 1,3,5,7 and the right side are 2,4,6,8. now ont the distributor cap there should be a number 1 at one of the plug towers. you start there with #1 plug wireand continue.
on a chevy the firing order is 18436572 and this is the order you put the wires on the cap. now the second problem i don't know right off hand which way the rotor turns on your engine. so remove the cap and crank the engine over and see which way the rotor turns, this is the order you put the wires back on the cap. hope this helps
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Find the connector that plugs into the distributor.
Follow the rectangular shaped top part on the distributor to the opposite side away from the connector.
Number 1 wire is at the right corner of the rectangular top part when youre standing at the front left corner of the car by the battery and looking along that rectangle on top. Its right against the thumbscrew that tightens down the air filter housing.
Your 4.9 has a distributor, correct? If so, it does not have a crank sensor, per se, it has a hall effect sensor in the base of the distributor, also called a coil pickup, just below the rotor. It has a harness that goes through the distributer housing.cap and plugs into a harness, and is pretty easy to replace.
1994 Cadillac Deville Sedan Car Radio Wiring Guide
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 4′ x 6′ Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Dash Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6′ x 9′ Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue
IF THE DISTRIBUTOR IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY IE; THE STICKOUT (WHERE THE WIRES FOR POWER/GROUND CONNECT ON THE BOTTOM SIDE) #1WIRE GOES ON THE SIDE TOWARDS THE BACK(WINDSHIELD) THEN IN A COUNTERCLOCKWISE DIRECTION ITS 8-4-3-6-5-7-2
i have two codes on my 92 cadillac sadan deville that read e 12 and e 96. i understand what they both mean. e12 is 'no distributor signal', and the other e 96 is 'torque convertor is overstrewsed'. i know that the toruque convertor is a big project itself, so im goin to send that into the professionals. but i might be able to fix the distributor, if it is the cap, or a false ground wire which hopefully it is. there is about 170,000 mi, and have gone threw alot of parts that i installed myself, but im not goin to let her go yet she still got alot of miles to go. i just need help on checking out the distributor cap for replacement.