Help!! 740 GLE distributor firing order

Discussion in 'Volvo 740' started by Jesse, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    I have a 740 GLE that i just changed the plugs and wires on. While
    doing it i was distracted by talking to my neighbor and like an idiot
    i pulled off all of the wires without noting the proper location of
    each wire on the distributor cap.
    I know that the firing order is 1-3-4-2 but i don't know how what
    ports on the distributor cap correspond with what number. The cap is
    not a typical round one, it faces the passenger compartment and the
    ports all come off of the side that faces up and are arranged in a row
    rather than in a circle. I also know that the cylinders are numbered
    1-4 starting with the one closest to the fan.
    Does anyone have one of these that could tell me the order that the
    wires come out of the distributor? My Haynes repair manual is useless
    in this respect.
    Please help to save me from my own stupidity!
    Jesse, Jun 27, 2004
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  2. Jesse

    Randy G. Guest

    I am sure someone will assist you shortly, but for situations like
    this I keep a bottle of liquid paper in the garage (the pen type with
    the wetal applicator works best). It makes it really easy to mark
    these sorts of things- one dot for the first wire, two for the second,
    etc. Did the same thing when replacing the vac lines on the '83 Blazer
    (what a nightmare that was!). TIP: for tall cars like that, let the
    air out of the front tires to bmake it easier to get into the engine
    compartment. HINT#2- make sure you have a compressor first.
    __ __
    Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
    '93 960 Estate
    Randy G., Jun 27, 2004
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  3. Jesse

    G Klein Guest

    Order In Cap From right to left looking at the cap

    "*-344-*Never Forgotten"
    Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September 11,2001.
    The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
    aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as long
    as I live,
    nor should any American.
    "Mow Green"
    G Klein, Jun 27, 2004
  4. Jesse

    James Sweet Guest

    I did the same thing, ended up pulling the cap off and looking at the
    inside, you can see the ridges where the wires run from the contact points
    to the plug sockets.
    James Sweet, Jun 27, 2004
  5. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    Thanks for the replies. I thought about pulling off the distributor,
    then realized i didn't have a small 1/4 drive socket set that would
    get into the tight space. I ended up searching the internet and found
    a site that listed the order. it is 4-3-1-2 from L to R. I had
    originally tried 4-2-1-3 because that is what one book said. 2 out of
    4 isn't bad right:) ?
    Won't make that mistake again...
    Jesse, Jun 28, 2004
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