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Diagram of dodge dakota 1988 3.9 liter firing

The engine was replaced a few years ago with another 3.9 liter, but it was out of a Dodge full size van. I have the firing order for the motor, it's stamped on the engine block. I do not know where those numbers are indicated on each cylinder (spark plug). I need a diagram of which cylinder is which to connect the wires for each individual plug from the distributor. The firing order is 1-6-5-4-3-2. Also, do I go clockwise, or counter clockwise on the distributor when starting at 1 on the distributor cap? As far as the cylinders go, on the passenger side & drivers side, how do I know what each individual plug number is to hook up to the distributor?

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My sincere apologies for the delayed response.
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I do not know if you still need this information, but I am going ahead and answering it anyway.


The Dodge 3.9L (238 cubic inch) Engine from 1988 thru 1996 is the same:

Firing Order:
1-6-5-4-3-2

Cylinders:
(back of engine)
6........5
4........3
2........1
(front of engine)

Distributor:
(back)
........3.....(+)-screw
..2
..................4
.1
.................5
(+)......6
(front)

Rotation Direction:
CLOCKWIZE

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