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What is the order of the wires that go back on a distributor cap? Is the No. 1 sparkplug underneath the No. 4 on the cap?

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My sincere apologies for the delayed response.
I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions.
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I do not know if you still need this information, but I am going ahead and answering it anyway.


For the 2.5L:
Firing Order:
1-2-3-4-5-6

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

Ignition Connections:
(back)
1...2...3
4...5...6
(front)

To answer your question directly: NO the #1 is above the #4.

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Again my apologies...

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