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Spark plug wiring diagram needed (firing order).

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Spark plug wiring diagram needed (firing order).

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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Old 01-13-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to this forum! I've renamed your thread, and moved it into the stock 95-01 section. Which engine do you have?
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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In case anyone's interested, here's the SOHC coil post positions:

5 1
6 2
4 3

Front of engine

The coil pack is flipped around on the SOHC, and this changes the post order from the OHV.




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Old 01-14-2011, 02:50 PM   #4
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Thank You!

Thanks so much!
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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Welcome to this forum! I've renamed your thread, and moved it into the stock 95-01 section. Which engine do you have?
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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Old 01-19-2011, 02:28 PM   #7
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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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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
If you need the SOHC v6 here it is. If you need the OHV can't help sorry
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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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If you need the SOHC v6 here it is. If you need the OHV can't help sorry
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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'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?
That is the engine cylinders key on the left of the diagram and the coil pack on the right




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That is the engine cylinders key on the left of the diagram and the coil pack on the right
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"

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