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Old 06-07-2005, 04:50 PM
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Ford Expedition cylinder layout

On my 2002 Expedition, 4.6l, I need to replace the #3 coil and plug. but I don't remember the cylinder layout of the Ford V8. I would appreciate any information.
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Old 06-07-2005, 07:06 PM
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lookin at the front of the engine it is the 3rd one back on the left side

4 8
3 7
2 6
1 5
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On my 2002 Expedition, 4.6l, I need to replace the #3 coil and plug. but I don't remember the cylinder layout of the Ford V8. I would appreciate any information.
Ben,

Do yourself a favor and get 8 plugs and do them all. Do yourself another favor and go to the dealer to get the plugs.

May be a pain, but...

You will need a 7mm 1/4 socket with a swivel and two long extensions for the COP. For the plug, make sure your socket holds the plug, but not too tight. a 4" extension with a swivel and a longer extension makes the job go nicely.

Remove the PS Bracket on the drivers side.

#3, and #7 are hardest to get to. #4 and $8 are really not that bad.

And then, remember/confirm that the torque spec on the plug is only about 7 ft. lbs!

Put a small dab of antiseize on the plugs., gap them the low end of your range.

You do not have to remove the fuel rails at all to change plugs on this.

Just say to yourself after each plug - "The dealer would have charged me $500 for this"

How would I know? Did them last weekend...on my 5.4 same thing.

Couple of other things. Remove a few hoses that are in the way to make it easier. A mechanic friend says he removes the heater hoses, but I just pushed them up and out of the way.
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Old 06-10-2005, 06:02 PM
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make sure if you do use antiseize you do not get any on the boots, we get a car a week in sayin that they did a tune up and now the engine skips. the antiseize will cause the spark to ground out befor it gets to the plug.
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