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COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS TIMING SET UP &WHICH CYLINDER IS NUMBER 1

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Cylinder #1 is the front cylinder on the passenger side. The firing order is 1-3-4-2. Cylinders 1 and 3 are on the passenger side, 2 and 4 on the drivers. The plug wires go to the coils just as the cylinders sit; #1 front passenger, #3 back passenger, #2 front driver, and #4 back passenger.

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