LoudProudNPunk1: I got one of these (2002 Taurus) in the shop the other day at school, and I
couldn't help but think what an outdated piece of junk this engine was,
even by 2002 standards. Of course it doesn't help that I'm so used to
seeing Toyotas and Hondas from about the same time period, which are
technologically and mechanically superior by leaps and bounds. No offense
to any of you Ford owners out there.
Cassidy Starke: This method works great without having to remove anything. I didn't have
the flex socket connector, so I used a small 1/4 inch drive ratchet with a
3/8 inch conversion tip connected to the spark plug socket. The smaller
ratchet easily fit the space for the back plugs.
Richman Poorman: It would help if you actually made a video of you doing the install...this
video only rants about it and not show how it is done...worthless video...
Rubra Wolf: Thank you, this was quite helpful
Jonathan Altieri: Isn't that the OHV 3.0L Vulcan?
SparkysGarage: It wasnt very difficult at all actually... not a ton of room but you just
need a swivel fitting.
SparkysGarage: Glad it helped man!
SparkysGarage: For some reason people don't believe me that you can reach the rear plugs
through the spot I showed... I didn't have any trouble. Glad it helped out
SparkysGarage: Next time i will. Thanks
swicked01: thanks a million... I had the rear plugs changed in the same length of time
that it would have required to just remove the intake.
pedro chavez: thanks for this video I was helpful
James Moore: keep doing videos on this taurus!! Its nice to have the info on stuff I can
do myself :)
James Moore: I just did this same thing on the same car and it is so easy for the fronts
and so freaking annoying with the backs it would almost be retarded trying
to do a vid while in process...
bobd51758: So that's how you change the back 3 plugs , I thought it may be a lot
tougher , and you might have to take that cover like piece off and out of
the way , thanks my man , you saved me a lot of trouble !!!
Novuh: If it c reaches, does it matter what cord you use?
alltimecobrafan: keep on saying it badass
Junior Nelson: thanks for the video jlsparky7, i just bought a 2003 ford taurus from my
son inlaw and i wanted to make sure his wiring was correct. Thanks!
jboydmv90: its actually pretty easy to remove that upper intake it takes about 10 min
and its a lot easier to replace the back plugs with it removed!!!
ELVISRN1: great vid. ready to do the job. thanks rick.
firstcobra88: not a dohc, but still informative
cheekybastard99: If you got the rear plugs like that you are a wizzard
Robeto Parra: how do you calibrate the plugs?
SparkysGarage: No prob! glad it helped :)
TrabucoDom: That looks like the vulcan engine, not the DOHC. Thanks for the info.
SparkysGarage: It really was pretty simple, a lot of people are complaining that they
aren't able to get to them without removing the intake. I had no troubles.
wafrederick: Replace the fuel filter during a tune up too,a must.You save a lot of money
instead of an expensive fuel pump replacement since the fuel filter is a
cheap item to change
Maxwell Steelhander: you shulda put motorcraft spark plugs in there. next time get motor craft
part number sp500 if you have the 8th digit 2 in your vin.
SparkysGarage: Glad the vid helped
Michael Luscher: Thats not a DOHC engine, this is the pushrod 3.0 Vulcan 12 valve engine,
the DOHC is the 3.0 Duratec 24 valve V6.
ShelbyRacer78: Yes it is
SparkysGarage: Buy a spark plug gap tool. Very simple to do.
SparkysGarage: Well this car was an Ex's, so unfortunately I will not be doing anymore
vids on it. Sorry :(
SparkysGarage: Any high quality plug works fine in my opinion
James Moore: Yup I just replaced my spark plugs in my 2003 taurus after reading this
exact post... I used a 6 inch extension and a swivel fitting and did them
all!!! YAAAAY... it was sort of feeling around some but I got it... and
next I'm gonna do the wires with your directional help this weekend when I
get paid:) thanks...
SparkysGarage: Glad I could help. Thanks.
Kayroseky: it would be better if you showed the procedure, but it ok thanks anyaway
craze1701: I'm going to do a tune up on mine soon, someone has Bosche plugs in and
they make the car shake slightly while cruising. Thanks for the information
on this, I had a 92 Corsica that was about as difficult with the rear plugs.
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