I am in the middle of replacing my 1998 Dodge Dakota 39. V6's timing set.
According to the manual and everywhere online, the camshaft sprocket dot should be at the bottom and the crankshaft sprocket dot should be at the top.
When I turn the engine to line up the existing sprockets in that configuration, the distributor is firing cylinder 4. If I rotate to where the distributor is firing cylinder 1, then the dots don't line up.
Did the last guy turn my distributor shaft 180 or am I misunderstanding these alignments?
If it is something wonky the last guy did, should I "fix" it? My truck has been running rough, but not terrible. I have a bad cat so I assumed that was why.