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On some Ford trucks you remove the cab to reach all plugs
Posted by MI-Roger [Email] (#882) [Profile/Gallery] (more from MI-Roger) on Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:02:16

In Reply to: Just changed spark plugs on V10 Ford truck..., RodM, Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:17:04
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Talk about a design screw-up!

I guess there is a less invasive method - provided a rear plug does not break off in the head. Some Techs refuse to service these trucks because of the documented risk of plug breakage and the only means to extract a rear plug if that happens is to remove the truck cab.

On our old Chevy Astro Vans I could reach some plugs from inside the van with the engine nacelle removed, others from the front of the engine working from under the hood, and some by removing the front wheels and reaching in from the side. Only six plugs so maybe I only had to remove one wheel to reach the most hidden plug.

My daughter-in-law's old Jeep Liberty was a piece of cake. Chrysler even shaped a recess into one of the under hood fluid reservoirs to allow easy access to the plug with a socket extension. Still not as easy as our Saabs...........

The firewall side plugs on my son's GrandAm with the V6 are a bear. Last time I changed the plugs I saved a few dollars and bought the cheaper 50K mile Platinum plugs. Dang I hope he sells that car soon! Those plugs only have ~20K of miles remaining. Since he recently replaced the starter on it by himself (his first major wrenching job) I feel he can fight with those rear plugs next time. Dad is getting too old!

->Posting last edited on Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:12:02.

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