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Glow plug tip broke and stack in head and I can't removed so do I have to take engine out to remove head from engine or I can doit like ?

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Can you use the spark plug removal tool from Lisle? Never had a glow plug break off but alot of 5.43v fords. It kinda drills in to the porsilen on a spark plug. maybe it would catch the glow plug as well.

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Check this procedure.... Timing Chain & Sprockets-Removal & Installation for 4.2L Engine

NOTE The following procedure requires the use of the Crankshaft Holding tool No. J-44221 and a suitable torque angle meter.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Camshaft cover Timing chain (front) cover Tension on the timing chain by moving the tensioner shoe in. Place a tee into the tension to hold the shoe in place. Top chain guide bolts and guide Exhaust camshaft position actuator bolt and actuator Intake camshaft sprocket bolt and sprocket Timing chain Crankshaft sprocket Cylinder head access hole plugs Timing chain tensioner shoe bolt and shoe Timing chain tensioner guide bolts and guide Timing chain tensioner bolts and tensioner
To install:

NOTE Every seventh link of the timing chain is darkened to help in aligning the timing marks.
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Timing chain tensioner and bolts. Tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Timing chain guide and bolts. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Timing chain tensioner shoe and bolt. Tighten to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm). Cylinder head access hole plugs and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) Crankshaft Holding tool No. J-44221, or equivalent with the camshaft flats up and the No. 1 cylinder at Top Dead Center (TDC)


    Fig. Proper installation of the crankshaft holding tool with the No. 1 cylinder at TDC (click image for zoom)
    Crankshaft sprocket Intake camshaft sprocket into the timing chain

  2. Align the dark link of the timing chain with the timing mark on the intake camshaft sprocket.Feed the timing chain down through the opening in the head.
    NOTE It may be necessary to remove the crankshaft holding tool to rotate and hold the camshaft hex to align the pin to the camshaft sprocket
    NOTE It may be necessary to remove the crankshaft holding tool to rotate and hold the camshaft hex to align the pin to the camshaft sprocket
    NOTE Rotate the camshaft actuator clockwise relative to the camshaft prior to tightening the bolt.
    Timing chain onto the crankshaft sprocket. Align the dark link of the timing chain with the timing mark on the crankshaft sprocket. Intake camshaft sprocket onto the intake camshaft Intake camshaft washer and bolt Exhaust camshaft actuator into the timing chain. Align the dark link of the timing chain with the timing mark on the exhaust camshaft actuator. Exhaust camshaft actuator onto the exhaust camshaft
  3. Rotate the camshaft actuator clockwise (as seen from the front of the vehicle).
    WARNING The camshaft actuator must be fully advanced during installation. Engine damage may occur if the camshaft actuator is not fully advanced.

    Fig. Rotate the camshaft actuator clockwise

  4. Install the exhaust camshaft actuator bolt and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), plus an additional 135 degrees, using a torque angle meter.
  5. Tighten the intake camshaft sprocket bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm), plus an additional 135 degrees, using a torque angle meter.
  6. Remove the tee from the timing chain tensioner to regain tension on the timing chain.
  7. Remove the crankshaft holding tool. The dark lines on the timing chain should be aligned with the marks on the sprockets.


    Fig. The dark lines on the timing chain should be aligned with the marks on the sprockets

  8. Install or connect the following:
    Top chain guide Suitable threadlock to the top chain guide bolt threads, then install and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) Engine front cover Camshaft cover


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You can remove them as a unit out of the bottom. There are not really any large connectors except for the injector harness. Other than that one connector you will need to disconnect all of the individual connectors on the engine and trans.

Have fun and good luck. That job isn't as bad as it looks.

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there is a hole in the back water pump pully a nd u can get to it on the passangers side of the motor .there are two pins in the front of the head holding the timing chain guids u will have remove them . have fun.

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SOURCE: Spark plug broke in head. How do I remove it?

1] place block of wood over area where plug broke off and turn egine over to remove the electrode from the plug.
2} get an easy out or a right hand drill bit if you are using a drill bit dip it in wheel bearing greese to pick up debris.
3] keep the drill bit centre and stright.
4}finally good luck
5} if you have welder weld a nut on the end on the inside and remove quickly. while still hot.

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SOURCE: 1999 F-150 4.6 engine. Spark tip broke and spark and

i've never tried them but this might be worth a try.


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