cylinder location on 99 continental

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Old 12-27-08, 12:24 PM
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cylinder location on 99 continental

My mom's 1999 lincoln continental is misfiring on cylinder 4. I'm going to replace the ignition coil and plug on that cylinder, however I'm not 100% sure which cylinder it is.

I think it is the one against the firewall on the closest to the drivers side.

firewall
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
front of car

Does anyone know if these cylilnder numbers are right?

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Old 12-27-08, 01:12 PM
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Per Autozone

AutoZone.com | Vehicle Selection - Year



This is a little confusing, since they don't reference the body...but go by where the coil packs are and you should be ok.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 01:43 PM
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I started take the sparkplug out, Ive turned it about 2 turns sofar, it is way too tight coming out. It is taking much more torque to come out than it should. The engine is cool. I pulled my socket out and it was covered in oil. There is about an inch of oil in the bottom of the spark plug cylinder. The plug is still in.

car has 67K miles

Any idea why there is oil in the spark plug cylinder, or why it is so tight to take out?
 
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Old 12-27-08, 03:02 PM
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Gunguy, that link is for a 6cyl Lumina. Poster has a 99 Continental......


In regards to the oil, that could be from leaking valve cover o-rings.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 03:38 PM
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Mark, dunno what happened, it wasn't when I posted...and now it's coming up as a F250...lol. Somehow it's pulling different things from my vehicle list. Oops, won't do that again.

Guess I should have just said, check Autozone for your car under "Specs" and "Firing order".
 
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Old 12-27-08, 05:34 PM
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Yeah, I had already looked for the specs, but there was no manual available for the car. Oh well. Should be labeled on the ignition...
 
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Passenger side from in front of car, from front to back, 1,2,3,4, & drivers side front to back from front 5,6,7,8.
Hint: when looking for #1 cylinder,on a v-6 or v-8, it will always be at front of engine on side that the cylinder head sticks out a little further toward front than the other.
 
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