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How to replace spark plug on 2004 Ford Taurus SES, Duratec

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How to replace spark plug on 2004 Ford Taurus SES, Duratec engine. I already replaced the 3 front spark plug but I know how to access the 3 near the windshield . Can you instruct me what bolts and parts to remove in order to get access.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  SuperBob replied 5 years ago.

Hello , your upper (plastic intake manifold will need to be removed to access those three plugs.

 

Remove the pin-type retainers and the accelerator cable splash shield
Disconnect the accelerator cable, the
cruise control cable and the throttle return spring.
Remove the bolts and position the bracket and cables aside
Disconnect the throttle position (TP) sensor and the idle air control (IAC) valve electrical connectors.
Detach the harness retainer from the throttle body stud bolt.
Disconnect the heated throttle body coolant tubes
Disconnect the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose
Disconnect the vacuum supply hose
Disconnect the brake booster and evaporative emissions (EVAP) vacuum hoses.
Remove the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve.
Disconnect the vacuum hose.
Remove the nuts.
Remove the bolts.
Remove the EGR valve.
Remove the EGR vacuum regulator (EVR) valve.
Disconnect the vacuum hose.
Disconnect the electrical connector.
Remove the bolts.
Remove the valve.
Remove the eight bolts and the upper intake manifold.
Remove and discard the gaskets.
Clean all mating surfaces.
Installation

Position new gaskets in the upper intake manifold.
Position the upper intake manifold and install the bolts in the sequence shown.graphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphic

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hello,

 

It show that there are 7 graphic that I cannot open. Is this the same as Posted by Kenny Z 335 days and 2 hours ago.

http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/kennyz1963/2008-06-06_204231_upper.pdf

 

Thanks

Expert:  SuperBob replied 5 years ago.
don't know who kenny z is, let me try the rest again.graphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphicgraphic
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