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Any tips on changing the spark plugs on 4.0 L SOHC engine? The rear two plugs on the left hand side of the engine are nearly inaccessible.

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A small extension and swivel usually works

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the 4.6 L SOHC engine used in the 1997 F-150 has a spark plug firing order 1 - 3 - 7 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 8 / and the engine cylinders are numbered : passenger side of engine , front to rear , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 drivers side of engine , front to rear , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8

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Lexas - How to Change your Spark Plugs


Lexus- How to Change your Spark Plugs

Tools Required or used to assist
:

-1/4" ratchet
-1/2" ratchet
-Long extension
-Short extension
-3/4" (I believe, the normal sized one, not the huge one) spark plug socket
-Needle Nose pliers
-Flat head screw driver
-Adjustable pliers
-8mm socket
-10mm socket
-12mm socket
-#5 Hex Wrench
-12mm wrench with closed end on one side
-Spark plug gap tool with wire gap checker
-Flashlight

1. Buy replacement spark plugs. I bought Bosch Platinum+2 plugs for about $4/apiece from an online parts store, but from what I've read, the Platinum+4 are much better. They provide much more complete ignition and offer a noticeable improvement in mileage. One anecdote I heard was a friend of a friend who went from 20mpg to 24mpg on his BMW 3-series. The platinum+4 are only $1 more, so the possible performance improvement is well worth it.


2. Get your tools.


3. Remove the engine vanity cover by removing the three bolts near the base (front) of the engine. You'll need a hex wrench to get these out. See the picture below for location. Once the screws are out, rotate the Lexus logo 90 degrees and the cover should come off pretty easily.


4. Practice removing one of the easier spark plugs in the front.


5. First, disconnect the electrical connector from the spark plug tube head by pressing the end with your thumb and using a flat-head screwdriver to pry the connector off. Remove the spark plug tube screw using a socket wrench or equivalent. The tube should now slide out. See the picture below for reference. That was practice, now put it back in and replace the screw holding it in place.


6. Clean the area around each spark plug tube using a hand towel, pressurized air canister, or both. This includes the spark plugs behind the intake manifold. This will be tough because you will have to work by hand, but it is important.


7. Start by removing the most difficult spark plugs - in this case, the back ones. It is better to do the easy ones last, in case - for some reason - you give up or can't get the back plugs out. The back plugs are located behind the intake manifold (see picture below). You'll have to get to them through the opening indicated by the '''blue arrow. You can make this more accessible by removing what I think is the cruise control bracket. Loosen the nut indicated by the '''yellow arrow and remove the bolt indicated by the '''red arrow. Warning: these might be very tight.'''''''''


8. Repeat step 5 starting with the rear right spark plug (rear right when facing the front of the car), followed by the rear center, then rear left. When removing the spark plug, be sure not to let any dirt or debris fall into the engine. It could cause sever damage. The best thing to do is to remove the old spark plug, briefly inspect it, and immediately begin installing the new spark plug.

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Replace spark plugs in a 2006 mercury mountaineer.


a mercury in a suzuki body, or the reverse.?

ill guess, it's a real mercury, don't hear of them, much now...
spark plugs replace the same on all cars.
V8
V6
Inline 4 or 6
OHV,. SOHC, or DOHC.

Only DOCH engines are tricky (deep in wells or so called hemi;s)
some fords are DOCH, even in 1996, so not sure what engine you have,and you need to know that before buying sparks.
or wire sets, at 60k.

My guess, is plain jane OHV motor
they are in plain view. see them.?
look first, and scratch head, can i get to them all, we look and gander and oops, x is in the way or if i use my fancey universal joint
and 24" extension the left rear can be got.
You need to look first, as not all cars have the same OPTIONS.
A/C , ABS? things get in the way, do not mess with ABS ,
or pull A/C lines. (yes, takes training....)

unscrew them , they come out with a SOCKET.
replace and use mfg rated torque, do not over torque spark plugs
20 ft../lbs max,
set the gaps, and do not run magic plugs, get J plugs, best NGK, in platinum tip. Id not run surface fire, plugs, unless under COPS.

goggle changing plugs, Utube same,

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From the Front of the engine going towards the rear,

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Left side: 5, 6, 7, and 8.


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Remove the (4) 12mm bolts from the decorative plastic engine cover. Remove plastic cover from engine and place it off to the side out of your way.
Standing in front of the car, the (4) spark plugs are located laterally (left to right) in the recessed area underneath where the plastic engine cover was removed.
Note: This engine has (2) coils....They are located above spark plugs number (2) and (3) from left to right.
Starting with the fist spark plug on the left: Remove the spark plug cable by pulling straight up on the insulated connector. Using a spark plug socket, remove the old spark plug and install a new one in it's place.
To access the second spark plug from the left, remove the electrical connector and the spark plug cable wire from coil number (1) and then remove the (2) 12mm bolts that secure the coil to the engine. Spark plug number (2) is located directly under the coil. Lift the coil straight up removing the insulated connector from spark plug number (2). Using a spark plug socket, remove old spark and install a new one in it's place.
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Note: If you have the (6) cylinder engine, the front (3) sparks pluge are readilly accessible but in order to access the (3) rear spark plugs, you will have to remove the intake manifold.


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