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Visitor, Redondo Beach, CA, October 13, 2010, 19:42

where are the spark plus located

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    ZeeTech October 13, 2010, 20:38
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    They are right between the ignition coils and the cylinder head. You can't miss them, however I'd suggest to obtain a repair manual. Most parts store has them.

    Zee

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 13, 2010, 20:55
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    Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info or there is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online
    and get an online repair manual subscription.

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    DaveJHM October 13, 2010, 22:09
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    Just to add my two cents to the sound advice already given...

    There are 8 coils that are installed on top of the 8 spark plugs on this vehicle. They are not installed at an angle on the sides of the cylinder heads, but rather go straight down into the heads on either side of the intake manifold.

    You really want to get informed when trying to replace plugs on one of these engines. There are a few things that are important...such as making sure to let the engine cool before trying to extract the spark plug, as you might strip the threads otherwise, or break a plug (see the question 3 down from this one!!!). You should always replace the rubber coil boots when changing the plugs. And you should torque the new plugs down to the appropriate specification.

    This is why investing in a good manual is very much worth it...what the other guys are trying to say also. Good luck.

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    FiveStar from FiveStar ServiCenter, October 14, 2010, 05:56
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    Good info on the need to be informed. I'd like to add something here. These plugs often don't want to come out of the head, even if the motor cooled overnight before extraction. I highly recommend getting the engine hot, taking all 8 coils out, back off each plug 1/4 to 1/2 turn, then spraying a very high powered penetrant down tubes, let soak over night. in the morning tighten the plugs before you remove them. This process is actually recommended by Ford for many of these triton engines. By the way, wd-40 is not a high powered penetrant.

    It is very common to damage these cylinder heads during spark plug replacement, or shortly after replacement. head repairs in vehicle are not always successful. Head repair or replacement off the vehicle is very expensive.

    Good luck

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    woodward auto from Woodward Auto Sales & Service, October 14, 2010, 11:05
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    I would definetely have the dealer or a reputible shop do the spark plugs on this vehicle as they are so easy to break off, and there is a special tool out there for extracting them that the dealer has.

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    ZeeTech, October 14, 2010, 11:53
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    Great answers Gents,
    I definitely agree with all of you. No disrespect for anyones mechanical skills, but if someone has to ask where are the spark plugs located - he/she better has the manual and do lots of research on this motor.
    I'd take Woodward Auto's suggestion to take it to the dealer.

    Zee

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