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Spark plug wiring diagram needed (firing order).

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Wellsee, January 13, 2011.

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    1. Wellsee

      Wellsee New Member

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      Hi everyone. Just came across this awesome site! I am in need of a diagram or picture of the spark plugs for my 1998 Explorer (want to make sure I hooked up the wires correctly, etc.) . Can anyone direct me to the right forum or link on this site....or even better if you have the answer directly. Thank You!
       
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      SOHC
       
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      Thank You!

      Thanks so much!
       
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      Hi there and thanks so much for your help! Apparently, I have a V6...so the diagram that the nice person supplied for me doesnt work. Please let me know if you know the answer or where I can find it. Thanks a million!
       
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      Hi there! Thanks for your help. It turns out that I am looking for a V6 diagram. Would you by any chance be able to help me with that? Thanks a million for your help in advance! For some reason, the car is getting incredibly bad gas mileage all of a sudden and Im kind of hoping it will be due to this being mixed up. Thanks Again
       
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      I think that's what the poster gave you in "words" ... that's the plug position on the coil pack for a V6 SOHC... if I am not mistaken.
       
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      If you need the SOHC v6 here it is. If you need the OHV can't help sorry
      Cylinder key 4.0 SOHC.jpg
       
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      i have a 2002 mountaineer 5l v8 the diagrams arrow gives me the impression that the engine in the diagram is transverse mine isn't am i misreading something
       
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      That's a diagram of the coil pack isn't it?
      Not the engine?

      I just set the cam timing with the front piston on the driver's side (LHD) on top dead thinking that was no.1. I spun the engine by hand and there's no binding.

      Is that right?
       
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      i realized that after i posted my question. the codes show to replace the number 4 and the number 6 coils so that should be the one closest to the firewall on the passenger side (#4) and the second one away from the radiator on the drivers side (#6) right?
       
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      That is the engine cylinders key on the left of the diagram and the coil pack on the right
       
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      Thanks. I just averted a disaster.
       
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      Ford V6 coil pack cylinder numbers very tricky. Banged my head on the hood numerous times working on a Mustang trying to figure out a skip before I realized the "4 6 5" wasn't "4 5 6"

      Bill
       
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      Not correct for my 2001 XLT 5.0L. The left coil pack is reversed. The right coil is correct. I think someone else mentioned that this could be wrong as well.
       
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      Which cable is which?

      So I understand the diagram but the 8th and last cable doesn't reach that terminal in my truck. How do i know which spark plug wire is 1-8?
       
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      If you still have factory coil packs clean the top of it off, they are numbered and will give you good direction
       
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      This diagram is helpful but unfortunately I don't think it works for mine. The 8th wire doesn't even come close to reaching the last terminal. How do I know which wire is 1-8?
       
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      Aftermarket or "universal" replacements? Number your old wires first and compare them side-by-side to the new ones. :scratch:
       

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