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Problems after changing wires and plugs

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    Problems after changing wires and plugs

    I finally changed the wires (MSD-32813 spark plug wires) and spark plugs (NGK TR55IX - Gap .055) today and the car is now running rough. When you change the wires with MSD ones, do you remove the stock heat shields or do you place them on the MSD wires? It was not fun replacing these items. Should I remove the heat shields from the boots?

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    Make sure you got all the plugs in tight and the wires tight. Also make sure that they made that "click" noise as you snapped them onto the coils.
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    Are the springs on the heat shields suppose to be on the outside or the inside?

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    I put this into the general help forum to get you some better responses.

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    The springs on the shields makes it harder to snap the boot onto the plug. Can I cut off the springs?

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    That's the same setup that I have except for the Taylor wire. So I have to tuck the spring back into the case?

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    With MSD or Taylor wires by all means keep the heat shields, if you run Magnetron wires as I do on a lot of vehicles you can lose the heat shields which is an advantage under extended power.

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    My bet is that you don't have a wire snapped down all the way. Go around and pull the wires off the plugs and coils and make sure they click when you push them back on. Sometimes it's really hard to tell if they're on all the way or not.

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    I'm going to bed. this thread is too complicate now...

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    Lol like said above, recheck your wires, make sure all of your wires are on good and tight. Its normaly the wire that is really hard too get too like number 8.
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    Thanks everyone for your replies, I'll check the wires again for good connection.

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