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I need to find out where the # 1 wire location is on ther distributor cap and where it faces. on the cap where it would face, of to the side or in the back or the front.

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    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

    I can help you with this, but I need to know what size of motor you have?

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For the 5.7 L engine Engine firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 counter-clockwise. Number 1 post on dist cap is - looking from front of car - just to the left of the right-rear holddown screw.

For the 6.0 L engine Engine firing order: 1-5-6-3-4-2-7-8. clockwise. Number 1 post on cap is just to the left of left-rear screw.

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In most vehicle's distributor caps it is marked clearly.
You can easily locate the # 1 on the distributor, alll you have to do is rotate the engine to its top dead center mark found on the front crankshaft pully, remove spark plug on the piston number one and six cylinder, by the help of the dip stick you will be able to note that the pistons are on top( you will have to put the dip stick in the hole of the spark plug).
It will be better too to remove the valve cover so tht you would thn be sure tht the # 1 cylinder 's valves are fully closed both inlet and exhaust thus it being on ignition stroke whereby the rotor in the distributor would be on the # 1 wire, this explanation is taking into account the valve timming hasn't been distrubed.
Hope this helps!

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