2000 Expedition Spark Plug Replacement

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Old 07-15-10, 01:18 PM
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2000 Expedition Spark Plug Replacement

Decided to do a quick change of plugs on 2000 Ford Expedition w/ 5.4 L Triton Engine. Wow. Any great tips on how to get these plugs out...and new ones in of course? Appreciate any insight.
 
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Old 07-15-10, 08:25 PM
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ain't gona be no picnic!!
a 5.4 should be coil on plug eng.
will need a fancy 7mm swivell socket to get a couple of the coil bolts off.
need to use compressed air to 'blow out' the spark plug holes-before trying to remove plugs.
not absolutly necessary- but there is a plug socket 'made for these engines'-(about 8" long)
reinstall plugs -1st with the aid of a piece of 3/8" rubber hose-slipped over the top -to use as a handle -to 'start' the threads.
NOTE!! the plugs MUST be torqued to the required spec-
OR - IT will work loose & blow out-taking the threads in the cyl head with it!!!
 
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Old 07-15-10, 08:36 PM
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Old 07-16-10, 07:09 AM
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Well, you are absoutely right. This is no picnic. I changed the front 2 plugs last night....took me well over an hour. Had to remove a bunch of stuff just to be able to SEE the darn coil and plug. Think it only gets harder as I move back to other plugs. Looks like I will have to get the swivel you talk about and will have to remove some metal fuel tubing (don't know what its called). Good tip on blowing out the holes. I actually sucked them out with shop vac after took the coil off the plugs. I didn't have a torque wrench handy, but you scared me so when I go back in tonight to finish up I will have my friend's wrench handy. Any idea what the torque spec is? I couldn't find it in my "stuff." Wish I had a video of a contortionist getting to the back plugs to see how the heck it is done right!!!
 
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Old 07-16-10, 08:28 AM
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don not need to remove 'fuel rails'-(might leak if you do)-tht is where the svivel socket comes in.
look at autozone.com/regester-etc/-they have an online manual-with some spec's!
 
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