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Is it safe to drive for a bit???

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by RKelly2233, June 16, 2011.

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      RKelly2233 Active Member

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      Have an 03 X that got a flat so im driving my 05 Aviator for a day or 2. The aviator needs a coil pack (has a cylinder 4 misfire). Is it okay to drive it for a bit? The light came on, I diagnosed it with a scanner and then left it. Drove it for a couple days and the light went off and drive fine for a while. Then I parked it again when it came on. Now I have to drive it again- question is, am I doing damage by driving it until it gets fixed on monday???

      Side note: I bought a set of 8 coils to replace them all at one time and they look real easy to do- well they are. They're right on top of the engine thankfully. Should I just do them myself and risk not doing them correctly or have a mechanic do it... Already have the parts and took off the engine cover. Im just afraid of not tightening it correctly or breaking it or something..
       
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      its pretty easy to change the coils imo, make sure they fitted on the spark plugs , only thing that can be tricky is the screws that holds the coils in place DO NOT tighten them too much since they will break easily ..
      i would suggest that you change the spark plugs also while your at it (if they are not recently changed )
       
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      Does the Explorer have a spare tire?
       
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      different size tire- its the factory 17' which will be put on together. gona get it towed and have dealer change all the tires to my summer rims.
       
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      I was told by a couple people that they dont actually have spark plugs... which didnt make sence to me but im not mechanically inclined anyway. Coils are easy- but with the misfire, still safe to drive without damaging engine?
       
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      Meh- either way, I had my neighbor do the coils while i was at work. while he was in there he saw that the spark plugs looked real bad so he bought a new set and put them in at the same time. Charged me $75 for everything (spark plugs, putting them in and changing the coils). Coil pack I got online for $160 w/ free shipping too! The little things excite me. Now that it almost runs great, I just gotta get it to drive great...
       

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