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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:45 PM
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Could a loose sparkplug wire cause the D90 to not start?

A few years back I don't know why but a spark plug wire fell off the sparkplug on the right bank while driving on the freeway and then my D90 stalled and shut off. I put it back on and drove on. While changing the thermostat last weekend, I may have knocked one of the wires loose on the distributor cap, may been have wire #5. Anyway last night it failed to start (already checked the usual culprits even the relays are new) and then got out, pushed on the wires (moved some bit) and then started up and drove fine. Is this normal or am I just kidding myself? Help appreciated.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:52 PM
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I would have thought a V8 would start with 7 cylinders ... or less ... it's easy to test ... just go and pull the lead you think you dislodged!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 01:25 PM
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lol yeah im gonna go try that after work thanks :D
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Did it work?
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Dunno, havent tried it yet, still sitting at my desk at work. Now I'm kinda scared to do it lol Just kidding, I will try it when I get out of here in 50 minutes.
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