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I need to change the spark plugs in a 1997 ford f-150 5.4 literV8

Cant get to plugs! scared if i take it all apart im just gonna screw it up more

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if u have not done one of these it is nearly impossible, I did allot of them during a recall from Ford, when I would finish my hands would be a bloody mess from cuts and scrapes, leave it to some poor technician. The plugs only need to be replaced at 100,000 miles.

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Ahh you gotta love ford for this one. First off the engine has a coil on plug system meaning this is a coil for each clynder. You will first have to unplug the harness from the coil then take a 7mm wrench or scocket and remove the coil hold down screw remove the coil. NOw you will have to go to a tool store and buy a long flex head 5/8 spark plug scocket to get the plugs out. also when you put the new ones in put some antiseize on teh threads of the pug. Good luck its kinda a pain in the but but you will save some money i believe on some of the fords book time is from an hour to three hours depending on what truck or van it is.

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