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I'm confussed! Have a ranger 2003 with a 3.0. removed the plug wires to replace them. Do the number locations on the coil pack 1-6 represent the cylinder numbers or the firing order witch is 1-4-2-5-3-6? in other words, do I run lets say cylinder one to the1 on the coil pack, cylinder 2 to 2 on the pack, or 1 to 1 because it fires first and then 4 to 2 because it fires second? Does this make any sense??

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  • spanky_chris May 29, 2011

    Ok, that didn't fly? I got the coil numbers off the web.

    Coil

    3 4
    2 6
    1 5

    The cylinders are

    3 6
    2 5
    1 4
    correct??

  • spanky_chris May 29, 2011

    ok, 1-5 teamed, 2-6 and 3-4. better but real sluggish. was running very smoth when I start this project. I was having mis fires under a load and suspected the wires arcing. I will re-check the plug's gap as they a new and the connectios tomorrow. I'll get back at you. tks.

  • spanky_chris Jun 01, 2011

    Thanks! It runs very smoothly with the new plugs and wires! However! My first problem still exists! When I puch it for more power, or if I am climbing a hill...it cuts out and bucks! A new coil pack perhaps in needed, or might it be fuel related? I did put in a new fuel filter and checked the air filter!

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The number on the coil pack towers corresponds to thwhere the plug wire it supposed to go-#1 goes to #1. etc.

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Hi, the numbers on the coil are the cylinder numbers. Just connect the same numbers together and ignore the firing order. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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    Jeff Turcotte May 29, 2011

    no, the numbers on the coil should be arranged as shown in the picture here. They are arranged this way so that 2 plugs are fired by each of the 3 coils. In the firing order 1-4-2-5-3-6, plugs 1 & 5 are fired at the same time, though one of the 2 cylinders is on the exhaust stroke. Similarly, 3 & 4 are fired at the same time. The terminals for these cylinders must be across the coil from each other to fire off the same coil. Is your coil not marked like the one in the picture?

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    Jeff Turcotte May 29, 2011

    Sorry, I went to bed and another expert took over. You did have the right pattern listed above--my bad. If the truck is misfiring, your engine light should be on--is it? A quick scan at your local parts chain will get us the trouble code which may help a lot with diagnosis.

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