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There were two 4.0 V6 engines that year. The Vin # will tell you which you have. The code E & X. On both the firing order is 1=4-2-5-3-6 and cylinder locations are Passenger side front to rear 1-2-3, Drivers side front to rear 4-5-6. Here is a diagram of the E engine: Here is the X engine:

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Q: What is the order of the cylinders on a 1998 Explorer V6 Does the drivers side have the odd ones or 123 The order on the coil would also help you know it sounds kinda 'bonehead' but you don't know?
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