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1996 Lincoln Town Car: changing spark plugs..anything special

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changing spark plugs on a 1996 Lincoln Town Car. Is there anything special I need to take off?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 8 years ago.

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The only thing that you may need to remove to give yourself more room is the air intake tube. You may need a large extention and a spark plug socket to get the plugs out. Other than that it's straigh foward.

Removal & Installation

Grasp the plug wire and carefully twist the wire to release the retainer from the spark plug the plug wire is stubborn, a pair of special removal pliers is recommended to remove the wires from the plugs

Grasp the plug wire and carefully twist the wire to release the retainer from the spark plug. If the plug wire is stubborn, a pair of special removal pliers is recommended to remove the wires from the plugs

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Carefully remove the plug wire from the cylinder head

Carefully remove the plug wire from the cylinder head

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A special spark plug socket with a rubber insert is needed to remove the spark plugsypically the spark plugs require a

A special spark plug socket with a rubber insert is needed to remove the spark plugs. Typically the spark plugs require a 5/8 socket

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Using a suitable drive tool and the special socket, loosen the spark plug and . . idth=

Using a suitable drive tool and the special socket, loosen the spark plug and . . .

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. . move the spark plug from the engine

. . . remove the spark plug from the engine

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Clean out the spark plug bore and threads before installing the new spark plug

Clean out the spark plug bore and threads before installing the new spark plug

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An inspection of the old spark plugs will give a general idea of the condition of the motor, compare the spark plugs to the chart in this section

An inspection of the old spark plugs will give a general idea of the condition of the motor, compare the spark plugs to the chart in this section

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A piece of fuel line or a small hose is useful in installing the spark plugs to avoid stripping the threads

A piece of fuel line or a small hose is useful in installing the spark plugs to avoid stripping the threads

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