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Old 03-15-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
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5.0L E150 van spark plug change

Anybody offer any hints/advice on this job? It's a 92 E150 van.

Ford dealership wants $200+ for the job. I think I can DIY for less.

Thanks in advance.

KRL


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Old 03-15-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 5.0L E150 van spark plug change

Pull the doghouse (engine cover) out from inside. It's not hard to do, just
a little extra work.

Spdloader




<KL1809@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Anybody offer any hints/advice on this job? It's a 92 E150 van.
>
> Ford dealership wants $200+ for the job. I think I can DIY for less.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> KRL
>
>



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Old 03-15-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 5.0L E150 van spark plug change

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:32:40 -0500, <KL1809@bellsouth.net> wrote:

>Anybody offer any hints/advice on this job? It's a 92 E150 van.
>
>Ford dealership wants $200+ for the job. I think I can DIY for less.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>KRL
>


I don't know about the Ford van, but the secret on the GM Astro/Safari
vans is to pull the front wheels off and go in through the wheelwells.
(You have to pull back or remove the splash shield.) Might take a
look.

Matt
99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4
96 GMC Safari AWD Hi-Top Conversion
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Old 03-15-2005, 19:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 5.0L E150 van spark plug change

When I had my van I had the dealer do it. Major PITA to get to some of those
plugs, even with the engine cowl off.

<KL1809@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Anybody offer any hints/advice on this job? It's a 92 E150 van.
>
> Ford dealership wants $200+ for the job. I think I can DIY for less.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> KRL
>
>



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Old 03-15-2005, 19:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 5.0L E150 van spark plug change

Ack, wish I figured that out when I had my Safari years ago...managed to
break one of the new plugs trying to get them in.

"Matt Mead" <mdmead@DELETETHIScharter.net> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:32:40 -0500, <KL1809@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>>Anybody offer any hints/advice on this job? It's a 92 E150 van.
>>
>>Ford dealership wants $200+ for the job. I think I can DIY for less.
>>
>>Thanks in advance.
>>
>>KRL
>>

>
> I don't know about the Ford van, but the secret on the GM Astro/Safari
> vans is to pull the front wheels off and go in through the wheelwells.
> (You have to pull back or remove the splash shield.) Might take a
> look.
>
> Matt
> 99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4
> 96 GMC Safari AWD Hi-Top Conversion



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Old 03-15-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 5.0L E150 van spark plug change

Yeah, it makes for easy plug changes but I've yet to figure an easy
way to change the wires. The little clips GM uses to hold the wires
secure are in places only a monkey can reach....

Matt
99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4


On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:22:04 -0500, "Matt Macchiarolo"
<matt@nospamplease.com> wrote:

>Ack, wish I figured that out when I had my Safari years ago...managed to
>break one of the new plugs trying to get them in.
>
>"Matt Mead" <mdmead@DELETETHIScharter.net> wrote in message
>news:964e315glq6ae6rkleopucsgfsk4nldvkf@4ax.com...
>> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:32:40 -0500, <KL1809@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>
>>>Anybody offer any hints/advice on this job? It's a 92 E150 van.
>>>
>>>Ford dealership wants $200+ for the job. I think I can DIY for less.
>>>
>>>Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>>KRL
>>>

>>
>> I don't know about the Ford van, but the secret on the GM Astro/Safari
>> vans is to pull the front wheels off and go in through the wheelwells.
>> (You have to pull back or remove the splash shield.) Might take a
>> look.
>>
>> Matt
>> 99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4
>> 96 GMC Safari AWD Hi-Top Conversion

>


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