What is the firing order for this car?

Tiny
TEE87
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  • 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU
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The car listed above is an LT model.

Could you let me know the firing order for my engine and if you have a diagram to change out the spark plugs and coils that would be very helpful.

Also looking to change out my (4) O2 sensors if you have a diagram of locations and what bank is what, I'd really appreciate it.
Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 AT 7:49 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Sure, here is the firing order and how to change out the ignition coil and spark plugs on bank 1 and 2. Here is a generic guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car:

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

We only handle one problem per thread, please post your new question about the Oxygen sensors here, you must be logged in.

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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Thank you! Extremely helpful. My only question is it says firing order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Is 1-3 in the back near fire wall? Or in the front part closer to manifold?
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 AT 10:20 PM
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Sure, here is the #1-cylinder identification is closest to the firewall

The cylinders are arranged in 2 banks of 3 with a 60-degree included angle. The right bank of cylinders are number 1-3-5 and the left bank of cylinders are 2-4-6, viewed from the flywheel end of the engine. The engine firing order is 1-2-3-4-5-6.

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 AT 10:43 AM

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