My 94 geo prizm is back firing

Asked by May 13, 2016 at 08:22 PM about the 1994 Geo Prizm

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 94 geo prizm is back firing at first it wouldn't start then I   
replaced the spark plugs an now it's starts an runs but it
back fires an sometimes it will just go for a Lil bit an then
I'll be driving an just to get it up to 35 MPH I have to floor it
an it takes a while to get up to speed, it's not getting
enough power. Does anyone have any ideas on what this
could be?

2 Answers

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How did the old spark plugs "LOOK" oily? dry, tan, etc. check your new plug wires . Engine Left to Right is numbered 1-2-3-4 cylinder numbers, NEXT firing order is 1-3-4-2 look down at the distributor it rotates counter clockwise. An Image is better here it is. Regards

Best Answer Mark helpful

One looked like it had a oily black residue, the rest where blackish grayish dirty spark plugs, also have not replaced the wires yet an they are in the right order

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