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Hello all....dumb question, wheres # 1 cylinder on my 96 F150 4.9L? Closest to the fire wall or to the radiator? I have a check engine light and its says # 1 cylinder is running to lean so I think I might have an intake leak.
Cool, my trouble codes are p0301 and p0147. i think it might have and intake or exhaust leak. it has a ticking noise when you hit the gas. i know its not a valve tap or anything like that. code p0301 is #1 cylinder misfire.
( also , the distributor rotor turns CLOCKWISE , the distributor cap is installed with the marked # 1 position facing AWAY from the engine , and the engine cylinders / spark plugs are numbered 1 through 6 , from front to rear )
ok i know the caps the wrong way i just noticed that...lol ok so now i find out my distributors lose...is the a special way to time this truck? i'm used to the older fords you unplug the little pill by the ignition module. this truck doesnt have that, so how i go about timing it???
i've been playing with this thing for hours and nothing i've read its on the passanger side , i've read its on the drivers side....i can't even see the mark i put on the balancer that is marked 10 degrees. i did find however that the harness going to the distributor the wires were exposed and touching so i'll go to the junk yard in the a.m. and get a new harness and start over.
god this brings back bad memories..... i was messin with mine for almost a month tryin to figure out why it wouldnt start. to say the least the firing order and the fuel injection system is burned into my mind forever.
it runs fine its a souther california truc so its never see any weather below 50...lol its in mint condition too. i just noticed the distributor lose. all day long and i still cant figure the damn thing out i just wanna time it already....lol
ok i've been looking all night long at my truck and pics from what i see on the internet. my truck looks like it has a crank trigger on the passanger side....how can that be if its got a distributor??? i'm so lost maybe cause its a california emissioned truck???
the timing tab should be right by the crank pulley. at first i couldnt read mine so what i did is spray the hell out of it with some brake kleen, gave it a lil scrub(easier to do from under the truck), and another shot of brake kleen, and then a shot of compressed air and it showed up like new. there was just so much crudd built up on it over the years... if you wana try to give your truck a lil extra pickup, set that timing at 12 deg. i was suprised with the difference when i did it to mine..
FORD......Found Off Road Diggin......
Originally Posted by 6CylBill
The only way this Bronco could get any better is if Jessica Alba and Lindsey Lohan made love and waxed this Bronco with their combined love juices.
1995 F150 Flareside w/ six cylinders of fury, SAS'd, Locked, and sittin on 35's for now
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