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Spark plug wire fell off

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My 99 5.7 K1500 started running like crap, 2 days ago. On the way home from work my CEL came on so I scanned it when I got home, misfire in cylinder 7. Went under the hood and the spark plug wire had come off the spark plug. The wires were new 16 months ago so not sure why all of a sudden I’m came off. It snapped on nice and tight and wasn’t lose.....BUT the truck is still running like crap. Nothing is showing up when I scan it. Should I assume that spark plug is crapped up now? Or could the wire be bad if it arched while it was popped off, it was only driven about 6 miles in this configuration mostly at 30mph.

Also I am getting backfires on deceleration.
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Any chance the wires are now mixed up after the last repair?
If you had more than one wire off perhaps they are crossed.
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Haha, I've had 2 cats get into engine compartments, both were ours, both had fan damage and shorter tails.
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Both times it was summer, not cold at all, I think it just seemed like a safe place to catch a nap.

With this truck, I'm always checking for where the cat might be, the spare battery shelf would make a great cat bed.
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