2000 Dodge caravan firing order


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Old 08-20-09, 09:39 AM
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2000 Dodge caravan firing order

Hi I'm Aleixo, I have one question, what is the firing order on 2000 Dodge Carava motor 3.0, 6 cylinder. I have the repair manual but it confuse me, it say 123456 but on picture of the distributor have 123456 number out of the figura and 135426 inside of the distributor picture. Lot of puple asking about firing order. But I don't know. Please help me. Thank you
 
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Old 08-20-09, 11:29 AM
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Standing at the front of the van looking at the engine, the bank of cylinders closest to the fire wall would be, from left to right = 1-3-5. The bank of cylinders closest to you would be, from left to right = 2,4,6.

Standing in the same position, looking at the distributor cap, the #1 cylinder post would be at the twelve o'clock position (very top). Then going counter clockwise (the rotation of the rotor), the cylinder posts would be = 3-5-4-6-2. This is how you would connect your spark plug wires.

The firing order of 1-2-3-4-5-6 is attributed to the way the internal circuitry of the cap routes the spark going to the plugs. The shop manual is showing that firing order as 1-2-3-4-5-6. I don't know why they have that setup.

We need a Dodge guy in here on this one.
 
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Old 08-20-09, 02:57 PM
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The 3.0 litre is an MMC design...the alternate firing order is for the mitsubishi "CAP"....

Flip the distributor cap upside down....If the "Terminals" are lined up with the holes for the ignition wires..you have a Chrysler Cap...

If the Terminal runs to a different location inside the cap, It is a Mitsubishi Cap.....

For some odd reason, (ie...the Chrysler cap is less expensive) several manufacturers "Interchange " the two.... which will work just fine as long as you correct for the "Redirected" terminal locations.
 
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Thanks, Unc. so the firing at the plugs is a firing order of 1-2-3-4-5-6?
 
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Old 08-20-09, 06:39 PM
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Yes....

I just realized that I never answered the actual question....

Provided he is using the "Chrysler" cap....yes ....123456...
 
 

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