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Mercury Sable: HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE BACK 3 SPARK PLUGS ON

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HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE BACK 3 SPARK PLUGS ON A 2001 MERCURY SABLE
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
Hi,

what is the 8th digit of your VIN code so I can see which 3.0L engine(2 different ones for this year sable) you have
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
Hi,

Ok, you will need to remove the upper intake manifold to access the rear plugs. make sure to use a new upper intake gasket to prevent air leaks from the gasket seal

First, take off the air filter cover. Pull the transmission dipstick out too, just because you hand will keep hitting it

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First, take off the air filter cover. Pull the transmission dipstick out too, just because you hand will keep hitting it.


Next, take the 8 bolts loose in the plastic intake top. they don't come out of the intake top, so just unscrew them from the engine

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Now, the only thing really holding it down is the egr valve. remove both nuts and pull the top forward while pushing back on the pipe this fastened to.
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Over on the driver's side, unhook this double hose fitting and the plug.
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Now the intake top moves free enough that you can swing it around out of the way and get to the rear plugs and wires.
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It was no problem changing those hidden plugs and wires now.
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Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
Ok, you will need to remove the upper intake manifold to access the rear plugs. make sure to use a new upper intake gasket to prevent air leaks from the gasket seal

First, take off the air filter cover. Pull the transmission dipstick out too, just because you hand will keep hitting it

View Full Image
View Full Image

 

 

First, take off the air filter cover. Pull the transmission dipstick out too, just because you hand will keep hitting it.


Next, take the 8 bolts loose in the plastic intake top. they don't come out of the intake top, so just unscrew them from the engine

View Full Image
View Full Image


Now, the only thing really holding it down is the egr valve. remove both nuts and pull the top forward while pushing back on the pipe this fastened to.
View Full Image
View Full Image


Over on the driver's side, unhook this double hose fitting and the plug.
View Full Image
View Full Image


Now the intake top moves free enough that you can swing it around out of the way and get to the rear plugs and wires.
View Full Image
View Full Image


It was no problem changing those hidden plugs and wires now.
View Full Image
View Full Image



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Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

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Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
You asked how to replace the rear plugs. Is that not what you wanted? If not, or if you dont understand the directions, please use the REPLY TO EXPERT instead of giving a bad service rating for the CORRECT answer.