Firing order - cylinder number one location needed?

Tiny
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  • 2005 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 3.9L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
I have a misfire on cylinder number one. Which cylinder is number one, and what size is the spark plug socket?
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Monday, February 3rd, 2020 AT 10:34 AM

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Tiny
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Driver's side front. The 3.9L is a version of the 318 c.i with two cylinders chopped off. In 2005, the engine choices were 3.7L or 4.7L. Chrysler's numbering system is 1, 3, 5, front to rear on the driver's side, and 2, 4, 6, front to rear on the passenger side.

Most likely the spark plug socket you need is 5/8". Older engines used 13/16" spark plugs.

For others researching this topic, this article may be of help:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-spark-plugs

This video shows this job being done on a Caravan:

https://youtu.be/CE7bM8_j4Zg

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, February 3rd, 2020 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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What is the firing order for a 2003 Dodge dakota v6 on the distributor?
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:03 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

Here is the firing order for your car in the diagrams below. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:03 AM (Merged)
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MICHAEL GUIDRY
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  • 1997 DODGE DAKOTA
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  • V6
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Spark plug wiring from plugs to distributer on the vehicle listed above slt model.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi,
fig 1 is the routing of the ignition wires and the fig2 procedure how to install the distributor at correct timing, at the fig 2 you can see a notch on the distributor, rotor must face toward the notch, that means spark plug wire that located at the notch is the cylinder 1 wire. Also cylinder 1 must be at TDC compression.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HE110K1TTY
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  • 1996 DODGE DAKOTA
I need to know the firing order for my truck it has a v6 magnum. 1 more question my truck has no power what so ever it is bucking really bad and my check engine light just starting flashing. If you could help me out I'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Flashing check engine light is engine misfiring
check it for tune up


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_dakotaa_1.jpg

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HOLLADAYTAMMY@YAHOO.COM
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Need fireing order for 318 engine.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Here you go


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_fo_104.jpg

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MICHAEL 1956
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Not wired back to distributor correctly. Where is no # on the distributor cap?
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
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There's a notch in the body of the distributor that lines up with a corresponding tab on the bottom of the cap.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:05 AM (Merged)
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LASABABRAVA
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Excuse me I was doing the tune up on a dodge dakota 1994 I pulled out all the wires and I canot put them back together I have no idea how the order is the truck keeps turning of I have no idea how to put it back please help me explain me please.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Firing order dodge V8 5.2L engine


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_dode_52_1.jpg

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AUTOMAN40
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  • 1993 DODGE DAKOTA
I accidently got my plug wires crossed when changing them. Can you tell me what the firing order is, where number one cylinder is, and where number one location on distributor is?
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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There you go have a nice day


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_dodge_fo_1.jpg

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CHEYENNE5199
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Distrubuter what is firing order? 1992 Dodge Dakota 318 magnum
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi:
Here is the diagram with the fireing order.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_firing_order_1.jpg



I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DGR1941
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I accidently mixed up the wiring for the wires to the distributor cap. What is the order and where do you put the first wire? Maybe you have a diagram I could look at?
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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello

Here is the info you requested Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Firing_Order_1.gif

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 AT 10:06 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MINWELLA29
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What is the firing order for this vehichle
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