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Old 02-06-2013
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spark plug replacement 2.5L

Never done it yet but getting ready to replace spark plugs on my '98 2.5L Ranger. Was doing some reading about how tricky it can be getting at least a few if not all of the four plugs in/out from engine on driver side under intake. It was suggested that with a wobble extension it can be done without too much trouble. I don't have a wobble extension but do happen to have a universal swivel type socket extension and also a swivel spark plug socket, both shown here: http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps44163e1e.jpg
Any comment on whether these will do me much good for the task, or comments/tips otherwise on the job itself appreciated.
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I just took off the intake and replaced the $5 gasket because my socket extensions were not working out. I just got so frustrated I said screw it and just took off the intake..so...In the long run that was easier in my opinion because everything was exposed, but some people don't recommend doing it the "hard" way. but whatever floats yer boat. Good luck you got a task ahead of ya.
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Thanks Jake. I'll definitely keep that method in mind. There's a good chance I'll get frustrated too, and I'll say say screw it (because that seems to happen to me often). Maybe doing it the hard way will make it easier. Might float my boat.
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I took off my upper intake to do mine as well. Replaced intake and egr valve gasket. You don't have to replace egr gasket if you remove the nut holding the valve to the tube though.
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Thanks for that tip, sheltonfilms.
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I just took off the intake and replaced the $5 gasket because my socket extensions were not working out. I just got so frustrated I said screw it and just took off the intake..so...In the long run that was easier in my opinion because everything was exposed, but some people don't recommend doing it the "hard" way. but whatever floats yer boat. Good luck you got a task ahead of ya.
Yeah after taking a good look at the situation, I think I'd want that intake out of my way instead of struggling to gain access otherwise, barely any room to manuever or see what the heck I'm even doing. So, if you mean completely remove the intake (plenum?), I guess I'd have to disconnect this gas line http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps43dc3d1b.jpg and also this throttle cable bracket too? http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps1ce8a748.jpg
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Hey there you guys, any tips/comments please about removing that gas line and that throttle cable bracket as I asked about in my last post?
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