If you open you hood you will see your distributer. The distributer is a round object will wires protruding from it. When you follow those wires you will find you cylinders. Buy the new spark plugs and get a 3/8 ratchet with a 4in. extension and the proper spark plug socket for your spark plugs. When you get to your cylinder you need to disconnect the wires and use the ratchet to pull the old spark plugs out of the cylinder. Always check the gap on your new spark plugs to the right gap, which is indicated in you owners manual.
The 5.0L engine models require you to remove the front wheels to gain access to the plugs. Behind the wheels, inside the wheel wells, is a flexible curtain or splash shield that is held in by plastic friction pins. These can be remove with the curtain still attached by pulling on the material at each pin location. If the material is old or worn and it tears, a new splash shield(s) can be purchased from the dealer for around $35 a pair.
Once the front wheels are off and the spash shield curtains are removed, you will have clear access to the plugs and wires. Make sure you remove the wires one at a time slowly twisting the wire and pulling gently so as not to damage the plug wire.
After the plug is removed, make sure that the replacement plug are double platinum type and not single platinum. The double platinum are preferred for replacements
how to change spark plugs on a 97 mercury mountaineer
jack up car and change plugs from behind each front tire.
The manual will state when to perform tuneup.
firing order for 2000 mercury mountaineer with a 4.0, v-6 engine
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.
when do you change spark plugs
Check the Vehicle Emission Control Information ( VECI ) decal in the front of your engine compartment . It will show what type of spark plug to use and the spark plug gap
The plugs are under the coil. Just remove the coil and there they are.
With a spark plug socket and socket wrenches and extensions.
the library should have a shop manual for this vehicle, you can make copies of the right sections :)
( 6 ) if you have the 4.0 liter SOHC , V6 engine and ( 8 ) if you have the 5.0 liter , V8 engine
Check the Vehicle Emission Control Information ( VECI ) decal located in the engine compartment ( it will show what type of spark plugs to use and the spark plug gap )
you change them like every thing else
Check your connection or ground wire. Also check your spark plugs
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!!!
8 spark plugs
3 spark plugs
8 spark plugs
Check the Vehicle Emissions Control Information ( VECI ) decal located in the front of the engine compartment ( it will show what type of spark plugs to use and the spark plug gap )
is 54 gap for a spark plug mercury mountanier 2002 4.6
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.
K in the fender wells if it is a 5.o l they are left and right of cyl head under exhaust headers
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.
To change the spark plugs in a 1997 astro van do I have to change the spark plugs from the bottom of the engine/