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Changing Spark Plug wires on 1994 Explorer

springers

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I have a 1994 Ford explorer in France which has recently picked up a small misfire.
I have had the plugs changed and it made no difference at all so I guess it is the spark plug leads next and then a new coil.
The thing is the local garage apparently has no way of sourcing these parts so I am going to get them myself. I have been on the RockAuto Parts site and am a bit bewildered by the choices. The variety of prices leads me to believe that I could easily make a mistake.
Does anyone have any advice, either on the engine symptoms or a purchasing strategy?
Given that I am having to get them shipped all the way over here I would prefer to pay a bit more than get it wrong. But is paying top dollar the best way?
 



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cgbier

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I have ordered the Delco wires. They are not here yet, so I don't know how they'll fare.

Is your Check Engine Light burning?
 






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Yes. My check engine light has been coming on from time to time for months now. Is it related then?
 






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When in doubt, try to use the OEM Motorcraft parts for your replacements. I see Rockauto has Motorcraft replacements, but they are a little on the pricey side. I personally use NGK plugs and wires with good luck. I have also used Bosch in the past with good results, for a cheaper alternative.

For the $10 more though, I think I would go with the Motorcraft.

Benjam :D

Edit: I should note, I have used Bosch plug wires before with good results. Stay away from Bosch spark plugs in these explorers, your truck will not like you!
 






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Darn! I just ordered the Bosch, because I was told Bosch makes the Motorcraft plugs...
 






Jason94sport

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Regular Bosch plugs are fine. It's those +4 ones that sometimes work or don't work well. I had a set & they were fine. Others seemed to have issues.

For your misfire I'd replace the coil pack as well as the wires.
 






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I ordered the Platinum one. They usually worked very well in any car I owned so far (besides Diesel).
 






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