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What is the correct distributor spark plug wiring sequence for the 3.8 Ford engine?

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    can't line up the new distributor correctly

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Chilton manual at Autozone has this info.

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FIRING ORDERS NOTE: To avoid confusion, remove and tag the spark plug wires one at a time, for replacement. If a distributor is not keyed for installation with only one orientation, it could have been removed previously and rewired. The resultant wiring would hold the correct firing order, but could change the relative placement of the plug towers in relation to the engine. For this reason it is imperative that you label all wires before disconnecting any of them. Also, before removal, compare the current wiring with the accompanying illustrations. If the current wiring does not match, make notes in your book to reflect how your engine is wired. Fig. 1: 300 cid (4.9L) inline six-cylinder engines Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4 Distributor rotation: Clockwise 85762008.gif
Fig. 2: 232 cid (3.8L) V6 engine Firing order: 1-4-2-5-3-6 Distributor rotation: Counterclockwise 85762006.gif
Fig. 3: 255 cid (4.2L), 302 cid (5.0L), 360 cid (5.9L), 390 cid (6.5L), 460 cid (7.5L) V8 engines Firing order: 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 Distributor rotation: Counterclockwise 85762007.gif
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Fig. 1: 1.9L engine . Firing order: 1-3-4-2 . Distributor rotation: counterclockwise

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Fig. 2: 2.0L engine . Firing order: 1-3-4-2 . Distributor rotation: clockwise

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Fig. 3: 2.5L engine . Firing order: 1-3-4-2 . Distributor rotation: clockwise

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Fig. 4: 2.8L engine . Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 . Distributor rotation: clockwise

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Fig. 5: 4.3L engine. Firing order: 1-6-5-4-3-2 . Distributor rotation: clockwise

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