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5.0 spark plug change

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by 99fivo, June 18, 2011.

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    1. 99fivo

      99fivo New Member

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      what is the best way to change a 99 5.0 explorer's spark plugs, I was thinking via the fender well but dont know for sure.
       
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      your right, by the fender. Just jack the front end up, remove the inner fender liner that's held in with the christmas tree clips. The plugs and wires will be right in front of you.
       
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      thanks for the assurance, what plugs/wires would u suggest
       
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      motorcraft platinum plugs and motorcraft wires
       
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      ^^^^^ I second that. Use Motorcraft equipment, its what came from the factory for a reason! :)
       
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      BrianDye I'll have another...

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      I just did my plugs, do like they said; jack the front end up, take both tires off, and the inner fender piece and theyre right there.

      I really reccomend having one of these around in case a plug breaks:
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      Its an "EZ Out" (Or what its called at Ace anyways), its basically a backwards drillbit that tightens as you turn it to get it out.

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      thinks for the help, just got my father set of those, looks like it may have been a wise thing, i work at a welding supply and get those cheap
       
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      BrianDye I'll have another...

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      Yea my buddy works at Ace, he got the set for like 18$, it comes with drill bits, and like 3 different sized EZ outs.

      We broke 1 plug after working and working on it, and then tried everything to get it out, nothing worked. We went and got this, and got it out in <2 minutes. The last plug was also hard, so we just cranked til it broke, and then got it out with the EZ out. :thumbsup:
       

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