Firing order is 1342 as these techs have listed before. The car will not start in any other order. This car probably needs some work done. The timing chain is probably very worn and needs to be replaced. You can check this by taking off the valve cover and the spark plugs and with an assistant turning the crank note the movement of the rocker arms. Note when each rocker arm moves, which valve on what cylinder and the degree at which it opens and closes. If you want to do this I can explain what to do in detail. Otherwise it might be time better spent taking off the timing chain cover and replacing the chain and tensioner. Note if the tensioner was worn or the timing marks on the gears did not match up then yes you did the right thing. It really isnt a big deal. You need to take off the shroud. Fan, clutch, water pump, thermostat housing, crankshaft pulley, and then the cover should be there to take off.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 AT 1:30 AM