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Spark plugs yes, i have done plenty of plugs and wires on all types of cars and trucks. the one i will be doing tomorrow, the plugs themsleves have not been changed in who knows wen, she has been driving on only 2 cylinders, 3-6 have been miss firing. i looked at the motor today and didnt know if you could give me a easier way to change the plugs and wires becasue the way it looks, it wont be as easy and some i have done and the wires will not come off, which i will see how bad tomorrow, but today, they are on there, and stuck quite well. thanks!!! i just dont want to try to start something that i could have done easier, this is my first tme on an explorer....

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Yup, definitely no easy way(pain in the @s!!!) heres some suggestions: wear a long sleeve shirt, you'll most definitely suffer from nicks & scratches here & there, while maneuvering through the ultra!!! tight engine compartment. I'd recommend purchasing a boot extracting tool with long reach!!!some other tools you'll need: a universal joint(u-joint), multiple extentions of different sizes, and a boat load of patience...well, hope these tips were helpful...

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There is no easy way. Get a pair of pliers and a screwdriver, and do whatever you have to do to get the boots off. Expect to have to buy new ones. And that last plug by the heater unit is a ******-******.

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