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I have a bit of a problem with my 1996 Tracker.Did a bit of upgrading and replaced a few parts on tune-up,but for the sake of argument and sounding dumb,can the Valve Pans inter-change?I mean like a 16 Valve pan on a 8 Valve engine.I did everything by the book on checking the timing and well, I,m confused.I Made sure all the Timing marks were right on the nose.Everything lined up prefect,then I pulled the Distributor Cap off and checked the Rotor Button and it was right on the mark for a 16 Valve engine.The Rotor was right were #1 Plug Wire was "SUPPOSE" to be,the only problem is the #1 Plug Wire is down were it's suppose to be on a 8 Valve Engine.The Engine will not run if you wire it up as a 16Valve,but will run wired up as a 8 Valve Engine.Any suggestions?
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Need an answer please!My 1996 Geo Tracker with a 1.6 16 Valve engine will not run unless the Sparkplug Wires are wired as a 1.6 8 valve motor.There is no difference in firing order of either engine,the only difference is in the wire placement.With the Distributor laying down,#1 is on top for a 1.6 16 valve and #1 is on bottom for a 1.6 8 valve.The camshaft,the crankshaft,the rotor button are all lined up as a 1.6 16 valve but the plug wires are on the Dist. Cap as a 1.6 8 valve motor.WHY IS THIS ?
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Need an answer please!My 1996 Geo Tracker with a 1.6 16 Valve engine will not run unless the Sparkplug Wires are wired as a 1.6 8 valve motor.There is no difference in firing order of either engine,the only difference is in the wire placement.With the Distributor laying down,#1 is on top for a 1.6 16 valve and #1 is on bottom for a 1.6 8 valve.The camshaft,the crankshaft,the rotor button are all lined up as a 1.6 16 valve but the plug wires are on the Dist. Cap as a 1.6 8 valve motor.WHY IS THIS ?
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Need an answer please!My 1996 Geo Tracker with a 1.6 16 Valve engine will not run unless the Sparkplug Wires are wired as a 1.6 8 valve motor.There is no difference in firing order of either engine,the only difference is in the wire placement.With the Distributor laying down,#1 is on top for a 1.6 16 valve and #1 is on bottom for a 1.6 8 valve.The camshaft,the crankshaft,the rotor button are all lined up as a 1.6 16 valve but the plug wires are on the Dist. Cap as a 1.6 8 valve motor.WHY IS THIS ?
For details of exactly what the firing order and wiring is for a 16-valve engine, do a search for tracker fsm at Ack's FAQ. The link is in my signature. Pick the Engine section from the '96 Tracker FSM Project's Index page.

Also, be sure that you pick a cylinder as a wiring reference that is both at Top Dead Center (TDC) and has all valves shut (ignition stroke)! Remember, 4-cycle engines have two rotations per power cycle. You don't want the sparkplug to set to spark at the top of the exhaust stroke...

Unfortunately, this forum is generally a ghost town these days. Try zukikrawlers.com, zuwharrie.com or zukiworld.com for faster responses.
I hope that this helps!
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