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Is this the 3-valve motor?
If so here is the tsb to remove the plug. One tip make sure the ceramic is gone and use a thin long punch to hit the electrode down into the metal tube then tap it out. You may be able to get the local dealer to lend you the tool to remove the plug.
This article supersedes TSB 06-15-2 to update Vehicle Applications, Service Procedure and Part List.
Some 2004-2008 F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT, 2005-2008 F-Super Duty, Expedition, and Navigator vehicles built with a 5.4L 3-V engine and has a engine built date before 10/9/2007, may experience difficulty with spark plug removal. This may cause damage to the spark plug and leave part of the spark plug in the cylinder head.
Refer to the following Service Procedure for techniques to remove the spark plugs and extract broken spark plugs.
The engine build date can be read on the left hand cam cover information sticker.
To remove spark plugs without damage, it is necessary to adhere exactly to this procedure before removal is attempted.
If the spark plug does come apart even after following the Spark Plug Removal Procedure, it will break in one of two modes:
Once there is only an empty ground electrode shield left in the cylinder head, perform the following steps to remove the shield using Rotunda Special Service Tool(NNN) NNN-NNNN (Figure 3)Figure 3 - Article 08-1-9
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