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Old 05-18-2016, 10:57 PM
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Unhappy Spark plug time

I really need to change the plugs on the 4.6 Triton. From my online research of this job, it is a chore (and a half!) And it's an expensive job to get the dealership to do from what people have posted. Any advice is much appreciated!! Or should I do myself a favour and just bring it in...?

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Old 05-19-2016, 05:59 AM
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the 4.6 plug change on the rear plugs is a Bugger.
I created a few new curse words. cursed the engineering ideas of the idiots that designed it that way.
I think putting the wires back on was worse than the plug removal. If you have smaller arms and hands it might be easier but I have bigger hands and getting into some of the spots was trying to say the least.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:54 AM
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Thanks Randy. Afraid I was going to hear that. Looks like the fuel rail needs to be removed too? This job would probably take me 2 days...
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to do the job, do everything that you've always been told not to do. warm the engine first, remove the pcm and bracket. with a 7mm socket, remove each coil.spray a little light oil in the plug hole. using an impact wrench and extension(yeah you read that right) remove the plugs. I guess it's the shock of the impact that releases them but they'll come out pretty easy. Now. remember, it's just the 3 valve engines that have this problem.
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to do the job, do everything that you've always been told not to do. warm the engine first, remove the pcm and bracket. with a 7mm socket, remove each coil.spray a little light oil in the plug hole. using an impact wrench and extension(yeah you read that right) remove the plugs. I guess it's the shock of the impact that releases them but they'll come out pretty easy. Now. remember, it's just the 3 valve engines that have this problem.
Thank you Vince. Forgot to mention that my truck is a 2001 with the 4.6 Triton. I believe it is not the 3v engine, they came out in 2004?
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Oh boy...lol thank you Doug. Been putting this off for over a year, it really needs to be done.
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Oh boy...lol thank you Doug. Been putting this off for over a year, it really needs to be done.
I'm dreading changing the power steering pump on the not-ford. The local mechanic refused to do it.
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