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How to change spark plugs in 2001 expedition 5.4L

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It should be no more complicated than any other truck. They are located on either side of the valve cover, which is hard to miss. You can follow the spark plug leads to the plugs. You also locate them beside the fuel injectors - follow the fuel rail.

Pul the plug leads/caps off. Using a standard plug removal tool, unscrew the plugs. Be careful to not let any dirt or debris fall into the hole when the plug is removed. I plug the hole with a clean rag. Use a plug removal tool (instead of a regular socket) as they have rubber padding inside the socket to protect the porcelein plug post from breaking off.

Also, its best to have a fresh set of plugs ready to put in when you remove the old ones as it makes for a quicker job and there's less likelyhood of anything getting into the cylinder while you go to the stroe for new plugs.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008


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