Firing order

Tiny
JLVANZANT
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
Engine Performance problem 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 178k miles

I paid a guy to tune up my explorer. Which he ripped me off. Instead of putting the brand new plug wires on that I bought for my explorer, he put used plug wires from a completely different vehicle on, and did not get the firing order correct. I now have the correct plug wires, but I don't know the correct firing order. My Explorer has a 4.0l SOHC V6 engin.
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 11:47 PM

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Tiny
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Hello
Below is the info. you requested.

1997 Ford Explorer 4WD
4.0 liter SOHC V-6 VIN "E"


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_92722991_1.gif



Hope this helps..
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 11:56 PM
Tiny
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Is that the same for the ignition coil?
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 12:47 AM
Tiny
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The smaller picture is the ignition coil.
Below I have highlighted and labeled each one..sorry for the confusion


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_109.jpg



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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 12:51 AM
Tiny
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Yes it does. My next dumb question is. On the diagram of the ignition coil. Which side of the diagram is the connection from the ignition module located. I really miss the days of the distributor cap and rotor button.
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 12:59 AM
Tiny
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Ah, no such thing as a dumb question. In fact, this is a really good question, hehe. I think the picture below will help you out. Just in case you can't see the writing on the wires, the 3 wires on the left of the picture are 1 (starting at front where hand is) , 2 and 3. The wires on the right side of picture are 5 (starting at the front again) , 6 then 4.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_0900c1528018eb4a_1.jpg



You should be able to find the connector from this picture.

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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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That helps alot. On my ignition coil, the connector is on the left side under the #2 wire
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 1:10 AM
Tiny
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Yeah, I think I can make it out in the above picture as well. Sounds like you have it figured out now.

Good luck and if you need any further assistance just let me know. :)

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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
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Think you. I hope it does. The engine is miss firing on cylinders 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The truck has no power and is dranking gas like its going out of style. If this doesn't work I'm going to have a compression test done. Then I've gotta find where I'm losing coolant. Its not leaking under the truck and its not in my floorboard, but I'm dumping 2 gallons every 4 days into the radiator.
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 1:21 AM
Tiny
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Coolant leaking with no signs huh. You may want to check out your oil level. Is it milky looking? Over filled? I believe you may have a blown head gasket or manifold gasket. This will let coolant into the combustion chambers and cause misfireing. It will also cause the coolant to leak without a noticeable sign (drips, wet spots.). Sounds like you should go ahead and get it pressure tested. May also be a cracked head, but this will usually result in smoke as well.

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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
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Ok, now you're just scaring me. Lol
But I've been thinking I might have a blown head gasket for awhile. Think you again
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 1:28 AM
Tiny
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Hello so on a 98 ford explorer with the 4.0 sohc is bank on the pasinger side
i have a BANK ONE SENSOR ONE I need to change
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Sunday, March 11th, 2018 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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Bank one sensor one is the first sensor on the #1 side.

Here is a guide to help you see

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-oxygen-sensor

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 AT 12:21 PM

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