Well Paid, Trained Monkey
Join Date: May 2002
EF V8 Rough Idle Issues & Dizzy Question
Having a bit of a problem here with my V8 EF Fairmont Ghia.
When I first got it, one of the high-tension leads was damaged near the end and would often arc on to a metal part of the engine instead of firing the plug. When it happened, the car's idle would drop down like it was going to stall (it's auto). I replaced the lead and everything has been good for the past five months.
Just the other day, I was driving and suddenly the engine started acting sluggishly, like it had when the lead was misfiring before. I checked all the lead ends and they were on fine (both on the plugs and on the dizzy). In the end, instead of screwing around trying to work out if one cable or one plug was rooted, I decided just to go the whole haul and get a full set of new cables and a full set of new sparkplugs.
Three hours, and about $130 later, I've got it all installed and the engine is still idling sluggishly. The car vibrates heavily when I'm at low revs. I've checked the dizzy, and that looks alright. I'm just trying to work out what might have happened while I was driving the other day to cause this problem, and how I might fix it. Any suggestions?
Also, does anyone know. On a V8 EF/EL Dizzy, what is the lead order? I know the top one is 1, how does it go clockwise from there? Just want to make sure everythings in the right place.
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