Spark Plug Gap

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JOHNSANCHEZ0786
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  • 2001 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 195,000 MILES
What's the spark plug gap for a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4 cyl 2.5L with 195,000 miles?
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 11:01 PM

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RANGERDANGER17
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Hello

Here is the spark plug gap with a guide to show you how to change the spark plugs out.

.044 is the correct gap.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-spark-plugs

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 8:40 PM
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BLONDYBOY7
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  • 2001 FORD RANGER
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  • 2WD
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  • 10,000 MILES
How many spark plugs in ranger?
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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If your vehicle is 4 cylinder it has either 4 or 8 spark plugs. 6 cylinder has 6 spark plugs.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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BFMARSHALL
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Dave H nailed it spot on BUT on the rare occasion there is a variation. I don't know what all model years they did this for, but I have a 2000 Ranger 2.5liter 4 cylinder and it requires 8 spark plugs, 4 on each side. From what I have found it was to improve its emissions and efficiency. Changing these is no fun because the back 2 on the driver's side are under the intake manifold and are very difficult to get to. Thank you Ford :/
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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RANGERDANGER17
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Your ranger has a dual spark plug system so there is 8 on the 4 cyl and the easiest way to get the ones under the manifold is to use a long extension inbetween the manifold and use some ones skinny hand to reach between the manifold andvalve cover if neccesary
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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DEREK97116
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I bought some plugs for my truck and it turned out they were too long when I screwed them in it bent the tips of the plugs and I have read about the ohv and sohc use same plugs but that they don't like eachother so what plugs from napa. Will fit my truck I would like to stay with the brand autolight or ngk thanks
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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MHPAUTOS
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See pic for application chart.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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CLAN56
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  • 2001 FORD RANGER
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
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  • 172,000 MILES
On the plate of my ranger it says the plug gap is 1.05. Everywhere I look online it says the gap is.44. 1.05 seems like a large gap. What should it be?
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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My manual says.044 thousandths of an inch. 1.05 would be over an inch. That would not be possible.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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KAMRAN RAMYAR
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  • 1999 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 86,000 MILES
What type of spark plugs do I need and what is the recommended gap. I also want to buy the right air filter element. Please respond ASAP
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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DOCFIXIT
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Go to an Auto pparts store they will provide right plugs, gap and correct air filter
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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PRADERIOMJ
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  • 1994 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 161,000 MILES
I would like to know what I need to set my gaps to on my spark plugs
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Thanks for the donation

The correct gap is.044 (In thousandths of an inch) for your vehicle's spark plugs.

Thanks for using 2CarPros. Com!
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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RODS 1942`
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  • 1994 FORD RANGER
Electrical problem
1994 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

what is the best way to get the plugs out on the left hand side of the engine
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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RACEFAN966
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Best I can tell with out on infront of me is to remove the plug wires and use a swivle socket with an extention and remove them. If you can include a pic and I will look to see if you can remove anything to make it easier.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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DHUDACEK
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The Manual suggests to remove the exhaust manifold. A week ago, when I replaced these, I did NOT remove the manifold. I replaced the plugs in question with a couple of socket extensions however it was not easy. Getting the new plugs back in was not easy either. To get the plugs back in I used some rubber tubing, (I believe it was 3/8 inch i.D. Tubing) and inserted the spark plug firmly into the tubing so it held the plug as I lowered it into place. I was able to get it to turn a couple of times, so that I knew it wasn't cross-threaded, then pulled the rubber tubing off and finishing tightening the plug with the plug socket and extensions. Getting the plug wire back on was also difficult as I do not have a 'plug wire puller', which would have came in handy. I put a tiny bit of vasaline on the part of the plug that is 'grabbed' by the plug wire and worked it on and off a few times prior to putting into it's hole, in order to get the plug wire to go on more easily when it came time to push it on.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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DHUDACEK
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1994 Ford Ranger 4cyl 2wheel drive, spark plug manual and pics.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/436759_DSCF3878_2.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/436759_img177_2.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/436759_img178_2.jpg

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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JRH1986
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Hi I got a question about spark plugs I have a 1994 Ford ranger with a 4.0 my factory spark plugs is awsf-42pp they don't make this plug no more I bought autolite ap105 at advance auto parts I just wondering can I use this spark plugs in my motor I went to autolite website I put my original spark plug number in it cross reference a app105 and that's a double platinum what's plug should I use my has the dis system
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Yes that plug should work
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:54 PM (Merged)
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JRH1986
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To the Ford expert I wrote a question about spark plug for a 1994 Ford ranger that has a 4.0 motor the original plugs is awsf42pp I bought autolite ap105 from advance auto parts store I want to double check make sure this plug will work my original plug cross reference is a double platinum the first one is a platinum I wondering the platinum will work in a dis system the double platinum is used for dis system please help me to get the right plug for my truck
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