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As the spark lugs are accessed by entry through the wheel wells, what is the best way to remove the plate for entry to engine compartment (through wheel well). Is a special tool needed for "unsnaping" the entry covers? Is there a trick to reaching all spark plugs?

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A curved trim tool availible through Matco tools. This will un-snap the plastic fasteners in the wheel wells. And if you are refering to the 4.3L engine, remove the steering intermidiate shaft to access #3 cylinder.

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Section 04-01: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Front 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Wheel Hub Bolt Removal
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  1. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Section 04-04 .
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