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Icon5 Easiest way to change plugs and plug wires on a '95 Ranger?

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I just picked up new spark plugs (8) and plug wires for my Ranger and just wanted to see if anyone here had a simple step-by-step tutorial on changing them out? My brother usually does all of my preventive maintenance and I thought a quick guide might be helpful. Id really appreciate this.
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Why did you get 8? Take them out put the new ones in.
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easiest way to do anything is have someone else do it :-)

Grab a spark plug socket and ratchet... take them out and put the new ones in...
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Why did you get 8? Take them out put the new ones in.
This particular version of the 2.3 uses 2 plugs per cylinder. Lucky me.
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Wow that sucks! lol
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i just had mine changed and watched the mechanic do it.....u have to remover air intake tube to get to exhaust side plugs. on intake side u will need a long skinny extension....probably a foot. he used a quarter inch drive with an adaptor... needed to be skinny. then to get wires on the coil pack he removed alternator (intake side) mine is a 91 2.3
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A plug boot puller comes in real handy , especially on the driver's side rear plugs.
Start on the passenger side front remove the boot and plug , set the gap on the new plug and install it BY HAND as far as it will go , at least 3-4 turns so you don't crossthread it. Then tighten it with the socket .Be sure to use a spark plug socket with the rubber insert . Remove the old pug wire from the coil pack for that plug only and install the new one.Do not remove all plug wires at once , just one at a time for the plug you are changing.
There should be a sticker on the header panel near the hood latch . Look at it carefully and you should find what the plug gap should be .
Do not throw away the old plugs until you are done and the engine is running OK. If you break a new plug while installing it , which can happen easily , you can always throw in an old one to get you back to the parts store.
The two plugs on the driver's side closest to the firewall are the hardest to get to . Save doing them for last .
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yea there isnt really any easy way to this, the passenger side is no problem, but once you get the drivers side, its nothing but a pain in the ***.
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Thanks for the advice so far guys. BTW, why does this model Ranger use 2 plugs per cylinder? Supposed better fuel efficiency or more power maybe? Do any other 4 bangers use 8 plugs as well?
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this head has batter flow that the single plug head
causes better air fuel mixture and fuel efficiency like you said
when i changed my plugs the wires had a plastic piece around the boots and was melted to the head hope its not the same for you it was a HUGE PITA
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