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Old 02-25-2009
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WTF NEED HELP

So i have been trying to change my ****ing spark plugs for the last 5 hrs now. I got the whole divers side done with no problems. I go to do the passengers side and i realized. HOLY CRAP Ford thought it would be a good idea to put a **** load of **** under there with no room to get in there incase you need to work on something. So i decided ok lets do the back one first. It is going to be the tightest. Well umpteen dozen hrs later the socket is stuck on the spark plug, when it does turn it feels like it is stripped or something.


What the **** do i need to do. is there some trick to this ****ing thing. Do i need to take the tire off, do i need to deflate the horn juice, and inflate wallet receptors. wtf do i do.


O and to top it all off, when i started it was plus 5. Now its minus 15 with a windchill of minus 20. Man i am pissed. Something so simple is taking forever, just because some dick at ford thought hey lets put to much crap that people really don't need in the engine bay.


Anyway if someone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. I will put the picks of me trying to do this curius up later.



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just did my sparks
get underneath it's the only way
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How are you getting at the plugs? I usually take the wheel off and push the rubber flab out of the way.
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Yeah I did mine last week as well, I was able to access all the passanger side from the top but I have a body lift so I have a little extra room. Just crawl underneath and get a couple swivels and extensions.
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Hmmmm you should read this.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=79043

get a heater... it wont be so cold. :p
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pull the passenger tire off and take off the inner rubber flap and go in that way tons easier
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I just looked at my engine bay on the passenger side and said Eff That and took it to my mechanic lol. Let him deal with that haha
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I hear a BL helps alot so that makes me happy that I have one, lol.

Like the others said, take off the front tire and get up in there.
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Sorry for swearing in the title.

Ya me and a friend are going to do that tomorrow. Its to dark and cold to keep going at it right now.
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I just use a universal joint on with my ratchet, Works good.
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I have been useing a universal and it will not work. it turns like a hair and then it get uber tight again.
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