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How do i know which spark plug is the 8 clyinder plug on a 1997 mercury mountaineer awd .

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Passenger's side and the one closest to the firewall or simply the back of the motor

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What do I need to do to change spark plugs and wires on 1997 mountaineer


Spark plug wires just pull off and press back on. Make sure you grasp the wires by the rubber boot only. If you pull the wires by the wires, instead of using the boot, you can break the wires. Remove the plugs with a 3/8" ratchet, extension and a spark plug socket. I do not know if you have to remove anything to get access to the spark plugs and spark plug wires. You may need a universal joint to angle the ratchet.

May 15, 2014 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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How to change spark pluigs on 1997 mercury mountaineer


A Simple 5/8 deep socket( get a spark plug socket they work nicer) and get some extensions and a ratchet and some swivels. I like to use 3/8 size tools. Once in a while a 1/2 tools may be nice if a plug is not coming out. Next soak the plugs in the engine with some penetrating oil if they are giving you a hard time. dont use alot, just 2 seconds of spraying. Allow engine to cool off to air temp. This will allow thing to not burn you or for you to damage the soft threads in the aluminum head.

Changing plugs have not changed much on these vehicles than vehicles in the past. Just remove the spark plug boots carefully. Now you can remove each spark plug. Use the extensions and swivels in many combinations if one is not working easy enough. Always make sure you know what gap these plugs need to be and set them. Always use an Anti-seize lubricant on the threads of the spark plugs. This will prevent them from under torquing and getting stuck in the future. Put preferably new spark plug wires back on and use Dielectric grease to prevent the boots from sticking to the spark plugs and from moisture getting in between them.

The first 30 seconds or so of running may be rough if you decide to use penetrating oil to loosen the spark plugs. This is why you should us as little as needed. More oil makes for longer crap running time. Just let the engine idle on its own and clear it out on its own. Dont rev the engine or force anything until it warms up to normal operating temps. Cold engines and revving is not good for internal parts.





Good luck :)

May 15, 2014 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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Im sorry,its a 1997 ford 302 (1997 mercury mountaineer) codereader indicates 'no. 7 cylinder misfire'


remove the #7 spark plug if it does not look fouled start the vehicle with the plug still connected and look at the ground electrode for any spark it should be a white arc which indicates a high intensity spark if its orange/red it is a weak spark. If you get a poor spark try removing any other spark plug and test it on the #7 coil wire If you still get a poor spark then your plug wire or ignition coil is to blame and would need to be replaced. You can swap your plus wire to test it in the same way as well. hope this helps

Mar 05, 2011 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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I need to change the spark plugs and wires


To change spark plugs you will need a 5/8 socket and extensions and a ratchet, you will go above the front tires using the socket and extensions to change the spark plugs, makes it alot easier, do one at a time along with changing the wire to prevent mixing them up.

Feb 18, 2011 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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I need a diagram of the firing order for a 1997 montaineer


For the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer V8 5.0L Engine:

Firing Order:
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8

Cylinders:
.......(back)......
|..4..|........|..8..|
|..3..|........|..7..|
|..2..|........|..6..|
|..1..|........|..5..|
.......(front)

Ignition Coil Connections:
(back)........(back)
|.4..7.|........|.3..5.|
|.8..2.|........|.6..1.|
(front)........(front)

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

May 01, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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Remove the spark plugs through the wheel wells. It is easier to do this if you remove the wheel first.

May 11, 2009 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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