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Trying to tune up my 2003 ford explorer 6 cyl 4.0 xlt

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Trying to tune up my 2003 ford explorer 6 cyl 4.0 xlt

Hey guys i am fairly new to this and probably this question has been asked before but i was wondering if anyone can help and explain to me how to do a full tune up to my car and what i need or should i just take it to the mechanic i am pretty good with fixing and doing things but i need some guidance. Thanx in advance. All the help is appreciated bc I am currently low on cash to take it to mechanics lol. Thanx again
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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If you do a search in this forum you will find all the answers you are looking for but normally a tune up is replace Spark Plugs, Spark Plug wires, Fuel Filter, Air filter, New Oil and Filter, Maybe some fuel system cleaner and depending on the mileage checking/replacing differential, and transfer case fluid. If you really get into it you can also flush/replace radiator/coolant and transmission fluid and filter. Good Luck with your tune up
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Thank you mad. Helps a lot
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I recently did a tune-up on mine (02 Mountaineer AWD V6). The fuel filter is a b***h to get off. I finally gave up and brought it somewhere and paid $20 to have it replaced. I even had the correct tool to remove it and still couldn't get it disconnected. Other than that, everything else was pretty easy to do. I removed my fuel injectors and soaked them in Seafoam over night as opposed to using a fuel injector cleaner through the gas tank.




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In addition, clean the idle air control valve, throttle body, and MAF sensor.
The MAF sensor can be safely cleaned without removing it from the housing.

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