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Apr 28, 2007, 7:26 PM

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I have managed to screw up the firing order in my 93 escort gt 1.8 liter. Ford garage told me 1243 but that seems to be wrong. Distributor has not been removed but the cap and the rotor were. As luck has it, there are three positions the rotor can go back in??????So what is the firing order and how do I determine which position for the rotor? Thought I had figured out TDC for #1 piston, but that also did not seem to work. Haynes manual has nothing on firing order that I can find. Are there any free websites that have live mechanics on line? HELP! Thanks!!!

Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 29, 2007, 6:17 AM

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You are close to live support here. If the firing order is 1423 you still need to know distributor rotation and if you did it in reverse the midde two need to be corrected. The 1 and 3 should be the same if reversed. Check that out and don't flood it out trying to start it which will just complicate the problems,


ERROR on my part: The first and third position would stay the same -- second and fourth would change.

Do as Dan said to determine direction of rotation. You used to be able to just look at a vacuum advance and know by that. I guess that was when wheels were made of wood alsoSmile

(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Apr 29, 2007, 10:58 AM)

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Apr 29, 2007, 7:03 AM

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As Tom said you need to know rotation which is easy to find out by removing the cap and cranking the engine; it’s likely clockwise. I don’t have access to my repair manuals but there isn’t to many four cylinders that don’t use 1342 as their firing order.
As for the ignition rotor position do as you did by bringing #1up to TDC on its compression stroke align the rotor so that it points at a distributor’s cap wire terminal and use it as #1. Even if #1 isn’t in its original position it who cares as long as the order and rotation is correct.


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