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Need Spark Plug Help

Well i changed my spark plugs and wires and not it isnt running right...i think i have it out of order on the drivers side......can someone show me what spots onthe distrubuter towhat cylinder and what are the cylinder numbers on the drivers side starting from the cab....
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What engine?
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what year is ur truck 03? 02?
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2001 4.0sohc
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Ok, on your ignition coil, it is numbered. should read 135 264. number one is on the RIGHT side(passenger). Lots of people mistake 6 and 4 on the coil. It will skip and possibly backfire through the intake.
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Ok, on your ignition coil, it is numbered. should read 135 264. number one is on the RIGHT side(passenger). Lots of people mistake 6 and 4 on the coil. It will skip and possibly backfire through the intake.
its skipping now.........
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check to make sure the wires are in their correct order. 1,3,5
2,6,4
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u know mine is setup with a rectangle distributer.........
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no, it is an ignition coil. if you have the 4.0l sohc it has a crankshaft sensor and a camshaft sensor. the crank sensor is located on the timing cover and it gets its signal from the hamonic balancer. That is your distributor persea. You camshaft sensor controls fuel injector timing, it is located in the drivers side valve cover towards the front. Your "rectangle distributor" is the ignition coil. Mounted above the drivers side valve cover toward the firewall. It has a bracket that bolts to the driver side exhaust manifold and the intake manifold. Let me get a picture to better explain the wiring diagram
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ok, i dont need to post a pic. do you see those numbers in the center portion of the coil?
look toward the right side of this coil in the yellowish white area. I see a "3" and a "4" upside down.
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EDIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry. 123 465
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those numbers are the cyl numbers. Cyl 1 is the cylinder closest to the radiator on the passenger side. Cyl 2 is the one right behind that one(center). then you have cyl 3. go to the driver side. cyl 4 is closest to the radiator. cyl 5 is the next one(center) cyl 6 is the last cyl on the driver side closest to the firewall. match those numbers to the numbers on your ignition coil. the numbers are in order on the coil except for 5 and 6
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thanks man you are awesome...........one more question its in the video but how do i likk that screeching pully/belt? ibe sprayed wd-40 on it and 3 different brands of belt dressing and it goes away for a few hours then its back again....................


wow spark plugs and wires make a difference!!!!!

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LOL, you are welcome. Cyl number 6 is closest to the firewall, 4 and 6 are just switched on the coil... Sounds like the tensioner pulley is shot. If you can wait until tomorrow night or saturday, I can check it out in person to be sure. Oh yea, btw, its NicksterSVT!!!
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LOL, you are welcome. Cyl number 6 is closest to the firewall, 4 and 6 are just switched on the coil... Sounds like the tensioner pulley is shot. If you can wait until tomorrow night or saturday, I can check it out in person to be sure. Oh yea, btw, its NicksterSVT!!!
yea u cant pick up the ladies in a squeling *** truck.....lol....i appriciate the help man........
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yea u cant pick up the ladies in a squeling *** truck.....lol....i appriciate the help man........

HAHA! Ladies shouldnt care if your truck squeals... I wont go any further with that! Sure thing, thats what we are here for isnt it? To help each other out!!! See ya soon!
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HAHA! Ladies shouldnt care if your truck squeals... I wont go any further with that! Sure thing, thats what we are here for isnt it? To help each other out!!! See ya soon!
yup and post thousands of pics....j/k yep thats why the forum is here...cant wait to see all you guys!!! since u mentioned it i gotta do my laundry....lol
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i would say belt tensior is shot. Did that on my '98 ranger for awhile. I put a gatorbcak on it and it actually stopped. but, I ended up putting a tensior on it anyway.

What kind of plug wires are those? I couldn't the name.
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i would say belt tensior is shot. Did that on my '98 ranger for awhile. I put a gatorbcak on it and it actually stopped. but, I ended up putting a tensior on it anyway.

What kind of plug wires are those? I couldn't the name.
they ar the premium ones that napa sells....the plugs are autolite double platinums
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this is why you should change the wires one by one..
NEVER pull all of the wires off unless you are positive where they all go.
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When I was buying my '06 Ranger, it was the first time I saw this igntion setup. Pretty nice. On my Victory motorcycle the coil is attached to each plug wire. We've come a long way and I'm glad to be along for the ride.
When I was 8,312 feet above sea level in Lake Tahoe, my '03 Victory never hesitated or burped once. I did, looking over the other side of the guardrails. :-O
Sorry a little off topic but EFI is the way to go. Now if I could get one of these young kids to teach how to set it up with a laptop. ;-)

Yes, these new rigs can run a long time without new parts but I think we are better off replacing certain items before the book says. Like plugs and wires.
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past exeriences says belt dressing makes it worse. You need to swap out for a gatorback belt. That may cure the squeek.

If it doesn't- most likely the tensioner or idler need replacing.
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past exeriences says belt dressing makes it worse. You need to swap out for a gatorback belt. That may cure the squeek.

If it doesn't- most likely the tensioner or idler need replacing.
wow this thread is a month old.........i did all this and i have already replaced the tensioner......lol
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