Honda Ridgeline (2005-2023) firing order — diagram & guide
Back in 2005, Honda introduced its only mid-size pickup truck model to oppose the US market competitors – the Ridgeline. On paper, it’s a perfect recipe since the engine is transversely mounted in a mid-size hood space which allows the usage of a larger engine in a compact engine bay.
However, if you own one of these and experience some misfires or similar issues, the Honda Ridgeline (2005-2023) firing order may be pretty significant. That’s why we’ll break it down for you in our guide as our experts explain the ins and outs of Honda Ridgeline’s engine and its firing order and layout.
|1st Gen (2005-2014)
|2nd Gen (2017-present)
First-generation Honda Ridgeline (2005-2014) firing order
The first-gen Honda Ridgeline model only used a single engine option and it’s a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Moreover, the same engine has been used from 2017 in the second-gen Ridgeline, but this one is a bit different when compared to most Honda’s 3.5L engine applications and you’ll see what we mean by that in a bit.
Honda Ridgeline 3.5L firing order
The Honda Ridgeline 3.5L firing order is 1-4-2-5-3-6 and the engine’s cylinder layout is a bit different than what you may be used to. To be precise, this one is a transversely-mounted engine which means the cylinders aren’t divided into a left and right bank, but rather upper and lower bank.
So, cylinders 1, 2, and 3 are within the upper bank left to right, while cylinders 4, 5, and 6 are all within the lower bank left to right. With that in mind, make sure to differentiate between the cylinder placement of the longitudinal 3.5L V6 used in other Honda models.
Second-generation Honda Ridgeline (2017-present) firing order
The second-gen model of the Ridgeline also used the same 3.5L transverse engine just as the first-generation model did. So, the firing order is still 1-4-2-5-3-6 for the 3.5L second-gen Honda Ridgeline and there were no other engines used throughout the production.
Make sure to note the transverse placement of the engine’s cylinders if you need to do some maintenance on your engine and at least it’s easier to memorize the firing order since both generations used the same engine.
So, now you know more about the unique engine configuration and the firing order for the Honda Ridgeline 3.5L V6 engine. Our team hopes you’ll be able to apply the firing order for some minor engine repairs after going through this guide, and the fact that all the Ridgeline models used the same engine option only makes things easier on your end.