Yes.Originally posted by 93taurusSX@Mar 17 2004, 01:05 PM
Oh yeah, is that plug wire removal tool they show in the shop manuals really necessary?
When my brother and I just changed my plugs/wires, we had them done in less than 2hrs taking our time. At first glance, they look impossible, but they're not really that bad. The main tools you need other than rachet and spark plug socket are an extension (about 3in long I think) and a boxed end wrench for leverage on the rachet. The furthest cylinder to the left on the back bank (I think it's the #1) is the most difficult so I'd start there. It's hard to give tips on changing the plugs b/c you really just have to do it by inspection. Btw, I had no trouble getting any of the wires off w/o that tool. Good luck with it.Originally posted by 93taurusSX@Mar 17 2004, 01:05 PM
Rather than start up a new thread, I've been thinking of doing a tune up on the 3.8l as well. It just seems that the spark plugs (especially the rear bank) are REALLY tough to get to.
Nope, I didn't have to remove anything to get to them. I talked to my neighbor (a Ford mechanic/previous owner) about changing them from underneath and he said it wasn't possible. I've never really looked but I bet he's right.Originally posted by 93taurusSX@Mar 17 2004, 06:31 PM
Oh ok...when you did yours, did you take off any part of the intake or anything like that? I was looking at the back bank a coule of hours ago and I might be able to take the spark plugs from underneath or something...
I had a missing problem with my 3.8. It would miss throughout the entire speed range from street driving to highway driving. I replaced the spark plugs (Autolite copper to Bosch Platinum), the coil pack, and the O2 sensors (Motorcraft to Bosch).Originally posted by Frezhi12@Mar 16 2004, 10:41 PM
Ok without getting into too much boring detail, the other night i began to dreadfully notice a "miss" in the engine. What are the many factors that would cause the engine to "Miss"? Any help would be appreciated...