1999 Ford Escort plugs and wires

Tiny
BEASTOFBURDEN6978
  • MEMBER
  • 1999 FORD ESCORT
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 197,990 MILES
I have a 99 escortzx2 that had been driving decent enough, when the timing belt broke I have been working on it to replace the belt, and imagine my surprise when I saw that the plug wires were wrong! Someone had #1 plug wire going to#3 on coil, #2 wire was going to#1 coil and#3 plug wire was going to#2 on the coil #4 was the only one correct, how did it even run and will it be ok if I put the plug wires in correct locations?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 AT 7:54 AM

3 Replies

Tiny
HMAC300
  • EXPERT
Pic is from a 2001 so put it back the way it originally was.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 AT 9:30 AM
Tiny
BEASTOFBURDEN6978
  • MEMBER
I am going to put everything back the way it should be. But I still want to know how it even ran like that
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 AT 10:11 AM
Tiny
HMAC300
  • EXPERT
Because it's not a typical system it's a dis system and when two cylinders are aligned like 1 & 3 it will fire anyhow to run it. Also it 's the same coil that fires both cylinders. So it will.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 AT 12:06 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides