I have the V-8 version but have found the easiest method is to gain access through the rubber flaps just above and behind the front tires (inside the fenderwells). I simply pull out a few plastic clips that allow the rubber flap to be pulled aside and use a socket and exstention to reach the plugs. Afterwards, simply put the rubber flap back in place and push the plastic clips back into their holes.
how to change spark plugs on a 97 mercury mountaineer
firing order for 2000 mercury mountaineer with a 4.0, v-6 engine
jack up car and change plugs from behind each front tire.
On my 2000 Mountaineer, One side is accessibly from top. Other side, take off wheel. take off mud covers and access was easy. Not sure if this will be helpful on 97.
The manual will state when to perform tuneup.
Hello I had to remove the curtains from the inside of the front fender wells to access the spark plugs on my 1998 Mountaneer. Be prepared to replace the curtains because most of the clips will break when removed. Hope this helps.
There are two plugs on the rear side of the transfer case. One upper and one lower. These are the drain and fill plugs.
the library should have a shop manual for this vehicle, you can make copies of the right sections :)
Check your connection or ground wire. Also check your spark plugs
Pull off the upper intake plenum and you will have access to the plugs and wires.
To change the spark plugs, the ones on the left side (driver's side) of the engine are accessible from the top of the engine under the hood. The plugs on the right side (passenger side) are accessible by pulling the right front wheel and removing the rubber dust cover (pops off) that attaches to the fenderwell. This is assuming that you have a 5.0L V8 engine (302ci). Have Fun!!!
K in the fender wells if it is a 5.o l they are left and right of cyl head under exhaust headers
( 6 ) if you have the 4.0 liter SOHC , V6 engine and ( 8 ) if you have the 5.0 liter , V8 engine
For the driver's side three, it will take some reaching to get to them but for the passenger side plugs, you need to remove the tire to access the plugs through the wheel well.
remove engine cover
you have to life up the rubber covering inside the wheel wells and the plugs are right there
in a perfect world. you CAREFULLY remove the 2 plastic covers on the valve covers to access the coils (driver's side) and plug wires (passenger side), then change out the plugs.
Under the throtlle body / upper intake manifold which needs to be removed to access the 3 spark plugs on the driver's side. The other 3 are on the passenger side of the engine.
first remove the little bolts from the coil packs and carefully wiggle the coilpacks from their current position to gain access to the plugs underneath them, then using a longer extension with a 5/8ths socket to remove the spark plugs from there place back passenger side might take a bit more work, also you might want to remove the intake air inlet tube to help with the access of the plugs and all on the passenger side, this works for the GT
The spark plugs on a 1999 Mercury Cougar are located under the cover of the engine. The spark plugs should be changed approximately every 60,000 miles.
On the Ford Explorer Q + A website , I read about a fellow with a 2 door Explorer Sport ,4.0 L , and what he did was jack up the passenger front and remove the passenger front wheel , safely support the vehicle, pull the rubber fender liner down and access his # 2 and # 3 spark plugs that way. It's a good thing that platinum plugs last longer ! (Helpfull)
you have to remove the inner fender for access. Put car on jack stands, remove front passenger tire, remove plastic inner shield to get to plugs. You will need couple extensions and a "wobble" or universal joint extension to get them
The spark plugs on a 1999 Mercury Cougar are located under the cover of the engine. The spark plugs should be changed approximately every 60,000 miles or so.
passenger side plugs- through the passenger side wheel well driver side plugs- under the hood