2002 Ford Taurus changing plugs

Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,000 MILES
Hello,
I have a 2002 taurus which is giving the code that there is a misfire on the #2 plug. I was assured that it was most likely just a bad plug or wire but when I went to change the plug out I could not even get to it. Itook off everything I could see that was in the way but still to no avail. Is there an easier way to do this and if so how. Even the dealer I called said it was very difficult. They wanted 150.00$. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Friday, April 11th, 2008 AT 5:51 AM

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Tiny
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Which liter motor?

3.0 single over head cam?
3.4 motor?
3.0 Dual overhead cam?

The 8th digit of the vin Will tell if you post it.

If your going after this and the wires are original might just as well do those at the same time while your there.

A plug may not be the problem, but not a bad place to start.
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Friday, April 11th, 2008 AT 6:15 AM
Tiny
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Hey,
Thanks for your reply. It says it is a dohc 24 valve so I am assuming it is a 3.0. It is a sel model if that helps any.
Before I get into it, what may be another cause of this? I need to know what I may be getting myself into before I tear this thing apart and put it back together 4 or 5 times before it get it right. I am short on patience when it comes to electrical work on a vehicle. Thanks again!
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Saturday, April 12th, 2008 AT 1:10 AM
Tiny
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No patience is no a good quality with today's auto.

This is the left side for the wires:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_02left_1.jpg



And the Right side:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_o2right_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_02wires_1.jpg



The plugs are deep in the holes.

A misfire can be caused by a multitude of things including a carbon build up, incorrect air-fuel mix from a variety of sources. Secondary ignition issues

But like I said, if the plugs and wires are old, then it would be a good place to start.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_02fo_1.jpg

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Saturday, April 12th, 2008 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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The layout helps but, I have tried to get to the back plugs and you have to take off the exhaust manifold? I think that is correct and then the coilpack but I cant seem to get the top cover & all the other crap off to get to it. What I was wondering was is there an easy way to get to it? Thanks.
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Saturday, April 12th, 2008 AT 5:16 PM

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