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2002 2.3L Spark Plugs..

Bought some autolite double platinums..

The manual says I need 8.. autozone says 4.. I only see 4?




How the hell does that rubber cap pull off? I pulled and twisted but nada..
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pull a little harder on the rubber cap, on mine i had yank the **** outta of it to have it come off. I guess the manual is wrong cause i went to napa and they said it took 4 also, plus its a 4 banger.
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Im gonna try to get a spark plug wire removal tool as I am paranoid of ripping the boot..

Anyone know the torque used on spark plugs?
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Im gonna try to get a spark plug wire removal tool as I am paranoid of ripping the boot..

Anyone know the torque used on spark plugs?
I dont torque a sparkplug i make them snug on all my engines (truck, Mx bike, Jet ski).
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the rangers with the SOHC motors(I believe the 90-00 year models) have dual plugs on them so you will need 8 spark plugs. but in 2001 Ford went to a DOHC motor and those have single plugs so you should only need 4 spark plugs. yours looks like the DOHC motor so you should only need 4.
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Yep only needed 4..

My friend has the 2.5L and those 8 plugs look like a ***** to get to.. double the cost too.. 8 plugs, 8 wires, 2 coil packs..
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"Im gonna try to get a spark plug wire removal tool as I am paranoid of ripping the boot.."

Removal tool probably is a good idea. I found that the wires were easier (not easy) to remove when the engine was warm. Start it up, run for a few miles, put on some protection from the heat, and try to pull straight up/twist from the caps. Good luck, it ain't easy. The hardest one for me was #4 all the way in the back - good thing I was going to replace the wires anyway, because I had to pull that one by whatever I could get my hand on - including the wire itself!
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I made a loop out of a coat hanger.. and it popped right off.. I should have posted pics, but the coil/wires are the cleanest part of my engine bay..
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Good To Know! I'm ready to replace the plugs on my ranger which has the DOHC 2.3L, tried pulling up on one of the boots and was like - Holy ****!!!
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^lol I need to clean..

Runs great now.. faster too..

duralast wires and coil..

autolite double plat plugs..
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What its the firing sequence of the cool pack from looking at the picture above?
2,3
4,1


Is that correct?

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