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I would like to know from left to right the firing order of plugs to distributor cap. The distributor cap from left to right is numbered 4-3-1-2. Thanks :-)

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If you are looking at the vehicle the front side of the engine is the left/pasenger side of the engine, that is number one 1, then it goes from let to right 1-2-3-4, grab the wires from the cap and shoot them over to the corresponding cylinders. Happy motoring

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