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2000 Ford Taurus: I change the spark plugs..3.0L..OHV

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How do I change the spark plugs on a 2000 Ford Taurus with the 3.0L OHV engine.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 7 years ago.
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

Thanks for the question and here are the instructions to replace the spark plugs on your Taurus.

2000 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual

Removal and Installation

  1. CAUTION: Spark plug wires must be connected correctly. Mark the spark plug wires before removing them from the spark plugs.

    CAUTION: It is important to twist the spark plug wire boots while pulling upward to avoid possible damage to the spark plug wire.

    Using the special tool, with a twisting motion pull the spark plug wire off the spark plug.
  1. NOTE: Loosen the spark plug one quarter turn then use compressed air to remove any foreign material in the spark plug well before removing the spark plugs.

    NOTE: For flexible fuel (FF) vehicles, if an original spark plug is reused, make sure it is installed in the same cylinder from which it was taken. New spark plugs can be used in any cylinder.

    Remove the spark plug.
  1. Inspect the spark plug firing tip.
  1. Adjust the spark plug gap as necessary.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.