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2001 ford f150: thousand miles..#3 spark plug..driving down..highway…

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I have a 2001 ford f150 with 175 thousand miles, the #3 spark plug came flying out while driving down the highway, what is needed to repair this correctly
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Hi this is lostrider, the correct and proper repair is to replace the cylinder head assembly, the spark plug threads have pulled out of the cylinder head and thats what has caused your concern, but you can also repair the concern with a helicoil, this is a re-threading kit, the head is re-tapped to a larger size and a coil looking insert is installed and thread locked into the cylinder head, this repair is allot cheaper than replacing the head assembly and when done correctly will last, but there is always the chance it will blow out again, hope this helps.
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