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Have98 chev pick up 5.0, 4X4 , half ton. Have replaced #8 spark plug wire 4 times this year. What could do this
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Auto Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Is it failing due to sitting on exhaust manifold? Are the wires in the factory wire looms?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I asked this question here about 8 months ago and the mechanic said it was the wire or the plug. I've had mechanics keep changing the plug and the wire over the past 6 months and they keep going bad. The mechanics put there test equipment on the engine and it shows the plug or the wire. They change the plug and the wire and give it back to me. 4 different mechanics. Runs good for about 3-4 wks. Then the wire goes bad again
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Not sitting on exhaust manifold. One of the first things to check
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Mechanics have done compression tests, ran scopes up in the cylinders, pressure tested fuel line. Nothing out of line
Auto Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

What is the condition of the plug when it is replaced?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Plug is not fouled. Looks fairly clean. Put it back in. Changed the wire and that made the difference.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The wire seems to be the major problem.. what could cause the wires to go bad
Auto Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

It has to be getting hot. Have them put a heat shield on it.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Wire is not near the manifold. Thought of that. It is clamped off
Auto Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

what do you mean clamped off?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There is a little plastic clamp that keeps the wire away from the manifold
Auto Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

I am out of ideas. I will opt out and see if someone else can help.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I understand. I have 4 mechanics that have looked at it and don't have clue. I had one that thought the next step might be to change the distributor cap and roter. I am wondering if the #8 wire could be getting too much voltage
Auto Mechanic: Gary, Technician replied 2 years ago
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do you have 2 questions opened for this issue with your truck ?

how old is the cap and rotor ?

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