Part one of Diagnosing spark plug foul. I changed the plugs out and still have an intermittent miss while cruising at low RPM when I hit the gas. Si here I am trying to fix the problem and giving some helpful hints along the way.
Replace Spark Plugs 2003 Ford Expedition
How you can change spark plugs in a 5.4 Windsor in a Ford Expedition. It
took me about eight hours over two days. My engine was misfiring badly.
This fixed the problem. I am slow and methodical.
Gotta add that talking to myself in my garage is sort of weird. Sorry for
the lame narration.
Replacing blown out spark plug
A common problem with Ford Triton engines is that they will blow the spark
plug out, usually # 3 or # 4 on the passenger side. Some people say the
only repair is to take the head off. There is a tool designed to drill
out, re-tap, & install an insert. I've done it many times and so far they
all are still holding. I thought you might like to see how it's done
before you do one yourself.
Ford Explorer spark plug fix
Ford blown spark plug repair - Time Sert review
Vehicle: 02 Ford Explorer V8 4.6L
Many Ford engines from 1997 to 2008 with Triton heads may blow out a spark
plug. Many companies have come out with a relatively inexpensive fix that
allows the Head to remain on the engine, thus saving a lot of money in
repairs. Although I have rebuilt engines in the past, I have never
repaired this kind of damage to an engine. I wanted to record whether Time
Sert's claims were as easy as they proclaimed. The answer for me was
The only criticism was that I had no objective idea how much counterboring
I needed to do. With the engine that I had, a Lot of counterboring needed
to be done and I thought I had gone too far at one point simply due to the
amount of time spent with this operation. I have done a second repair and
decided to only use a hand ratchet on the counterbore. It took two hours
to counterbore alone. I recommend an air ratchet for this reason.
Bottom line is that this works; It's relatively inexpensive; and I was
overall happy with the product. As well, I can now replace more threads
without buying anything more since it came with 5 inserts.
Ford Expedition Ball Joint R&R
Just a quick look at a ball joint change on an Expedition and what I charge
(cheap lol). Would have gotten into a more in depth how to but I have been
really busy in the shop and haven't had time...sorry.
How to use 7mm swivel socket to screw/remove #7 coil screw on Ford F150
Just a clip showing how to use a swivel socket to reach and unscrew the 7mm
bolt/screw attached to coil. After screw is removed, you are able grab the
coil with fingers; give it a slight angle tug and it will pop right out.
You can use the same setup concept to remove the spark plug as well.
No need to remove rail, I only unplug the 2 small hose thats in the way.
Cylinder Misfires & Ignition Coil Testing
MotorWeek's Pat Goss shows what to check first when a cylinder misfire code
shows up on an OBD scan tool. This includes how to test modern coil on plug
ignition coils with a spark tester (available under "Extras" at
How to Check an Ignition Coil Pack the easy way
Check out my site, https://sites.google.com/site/waynerigley/home
This video will show you how to check your single unit coil pack with a
The coil that i am testing is from my Mustang V6 3.8Li
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Ford 5.4 Spark Plugs After 140,000 Miles
Ford Expedition 5.4 spark plug Gap after about 140,000 miles. I was getting
hesitation off the line, then problem progressed to hiccuping under load,
then finally it through a code and my truck went in to some kind of
protection mode( 25 mph max) on the interstate. Got towed and and went to