An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.
Re: Spark plugs and wires
Have you ever replaced such item on a car before sounds like you do not have the equipment!sometimes thinking to save is good but if you have never before undermining the repair could be costly! things to get bent and broke I have seen people attempted similar work and break a switch by pure mistake and cost them $400.00 for a tow in and diagnostic .part & labour! MY SOLUTION:invite someone a friend or neighbour who might have before good luck hope this helps merry christmas.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Your vehicle doesn't have spark plug wires . Has coil on plug ignition system . Eight individual coils sitting right on top of the spark plugs . An the spark plugs have the tendency to break in the cylinder head . Does your ford have the 5.4 L 3 valve engine . Your best bet is to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop that has the tool to take the broken spark plug out off the cylinder head. Ford 4 6L 5 4L 3V Spark Plug Removal Watch this ford tech .
I guess you are wondering about those little rubber insert that are around all the bolts and spark plug openings. Replace them all. They will all be brittle and cracked by now adding oil drips and misfires from the spark plugs. Also change out the spark plugs and wires to save yourself the trouble of removing that upper intake manifold again. I had a dealer and 2 mechanic send me on a $1600 goose chase a few years back because they were too lazy too find the bad spark plug wire under the manifold. After a while I fixed it myself. I think Rock Auto has those rubber plug sets at a reasonable price.
if you are sure there is no spark and you have replaced the coil,then the only other thing it could be is your spark control moduel.it works off your computer to tell your plugs when to fire..somettimes they go out only when they heat up and will start working again after they cool down,,but sometime they don"t give you any warning and just stop working all together.. would say you have a bad Spark Control Moduel.....it is pretty easy to fix, just make sure you use or buy the right tools to take it off , ask at the Auto parts store to get the right tool, and the right part..
To check a spark plug it must be removed from the engine. The insulator should be a light golden brown with no oily deposits. The gap should also be checked and compared to the specification in the owners manual or a repair manual. Spark plug wires can be tested with a spark plug wire tester. A tool that looks somewhat like a spark plug with a clear section in the middle and a clamp on one end. This tool gets plugged into a spark plug wire and clamped to a ground or the engine block. Start the engine and check for spark through the clear part of the tool. Also run the car at night or in a dark garage and check to see that none of the wires are raking.
Recommended spark plug replacement is at 60,000 miles. It is also recommended that the plug wires be replace at the same time. The only tools you will need will be a rachet, an extension, and the proper size spark plug socket. When replacing the spark plugs, remove one at a time, never remove all wires at the same time. When putting new plugs in, be sure to keep them straight when tightening. Tighten just until snug.
If you're replacing the spark plugs in your car
engine, you'll need to set the gap before reseating the
spark plug. The gap is the distance electricity arcs between the ground
electrode and center electrode. The gap must be set correctly to ensure
maximum performance. Here's how to set the gap of a spark plug.
Remove the spark plug wires. Use a socket wrench to remove the spark plugs from their chambers.
Clean the spark plug if you are not replacing it with a new one. Remove all dirt and debris from the spark plug.
Check the owner's manual for your car (or any appliance with spark plugs) to find out the recommended gap setting.
Use a gap tool to check the gap of the spark plug. Slip the
tool between the ground electrode and center electrode. The gap tool
should fit snugly at the recommended gap width indicated on the tool.
Push the tool between the electrodes a few times to ensure
proper gap. If the gap is too wide, push the ground electrode firmly
against a flat surface to narrow the gap and then check again with the
Repeat Step 5 as necessary until you reach the correct gap. Reseat the spark plug and reattach the spark plug wires
while car is idling in park, use a can of throttle body cleaner to spray around intake manifold and hoses to check for a vacuum leak. If you spray an area and the idle smooths out while spraying that area, that is where the vacuum leak is. Also you may need to clean the mass air flow sensor with a can of mass air flow sensor cleaner.
Because of the air plenum that site on top of the engine (6 cylinder) changing the spark plug wires and spark plugs is very difficult on these models. Sadly, the easiest way is to remove the air plenum on top and even the winshield wiper cowling section due to the location of the wires and plugs. If you aren't a mechanic, or have the tools, you may want to forego this task. I believe the wires and spark plugs should be changed about once every 70-80,000 miles on these models.