how to figure out colt spark plug order

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tanya, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Tanya

    Tanya Guest

    sorry for this......
    1989 mitsubishi colt 4 cylinders; 1.5 liters
    supposed to be 1-3-4-2 firing order...
    however looking @ distributor cap (towards car) like the face of a clock
    and assuming 12:00 is wire 1; 3:00 is wire 2; 6:00 is wire 3; and 9:00
    is wire 4
    (and assuming on the engine the cylinders go from left to right
    if it is NOW wire 1 -> cyl 1; wire 2-> 2; wire 3-> 4; and wire 4 -> 3)
    this would make it 1-2-4-3???
    could this account for exs rich exhaust and some hesitation and rough
    idling (variable) and using > fuel than it should be.
    it is starting and running well and i wonder how bad it is to drive it
    to a chrysler place (miles away) since i have NO IDEA how to remove the
    spark plug from the cylinder and change it to the proper one unless one
    just pulls it like an electric cord
    (even if the distributor cap is read counter clockWise it still seems
    if the face of the clock analogy is incorrect could someone suggest a
    Web site with a picture?
    Tanya, Sep 4, 2003
  2. It's 1-3-4-2 firing order. The plugs are numbered 1-2-3-4 from the cam cover
    end of the engine. On the distributor its still 1-2-3-4 in the direction of
    the rotor rotation.

    Since it runs OK, you have the plug leads correct. Get two wrong, and it
    will run like a dog, if at all. Fuel consumption issue is being caused by
    something else.
    eg Spark Timing (adjust)
    leaking injector (replace)
    dirty air filter (replace)

    Stewart DIBBS
    Stewart DIBBS, Sep 4, 2003
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