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2007 ford: coil and spark plug on the #1 cylinder..gasket..removing

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How do i replace the coil and spark plug on the #1 cylinder on a 2007 ford edge. There is a plastic manifold blocking the removal of the coil and i am afraid there might be a gasket that would be destroyed by removing this manifold.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 5 years ago.
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john aka eauto
yes its as simple as unbolting that intake planum...Gasket replacement will be required...Ford carrys the gasket & its real cheap under 10 dollars if my memory is correct
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is the gasket glued to this plastic manifold? will it require me to scrape off all of the remaining gasket residue to replace and will i need a gasket adhesive to put on a new gasket. I am very mechanically inclined however I have not done much work on gasoline engines. Is it possible i am getting into something over my head and can cause more damage than good or is this a relatively simple procedure? should I wait to take this problem to a certified mechanic?
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 5 years ago.
its simple and its not glued...some times you can reuse the gasket...if it does not tear
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
my understanding is once the plastic manifold is removed it is a simple as removing one small bolt to pull out the coil and then use a spark plug wrench to change the spark plug. Is there any other details i need to know before I begin this repair. (I know that I need to check the spark plug gap before installing). Is there any other details I need to know before I start this repair?
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 5 years ago.
thats it cut and dry
Specification
Spark plug gap1.29-1.45 mm (0.051-0.057 in)10 Nm (89 inch lbs).