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How to replace plenum gaskets on 02 ford escape

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I'm going to guess that you have the V6?
Replacing the gaskets is not too difficult for someone with basic mechanical/handyman skills. Go to the website for a tutitorial on the job:
While you have the intake off, make sure you replace the spark plugs.

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