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Old 12-07-2010, 01:50 PM
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Default tune up questions

so ill be givin my ranger a tune up new plugs wires oil change radiator flush....exactly how hard is it to change the plugs on the driver side looks like i have to remove the intake will i have any issues or tricks of the trade to doing so any help is appreciated thanks oh and also how hard is it to change out the speed sensor on the tranny i have changed the one on the differential and speedometer still doesnt work thanks guys
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:55 PM
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its not fun i can tell you that. I was able to change mine on my old 2.3 with a long extension and jointed socket
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:04 PM
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Default Re: tune up questions

Make sure you have a socket made for spark plugs. They have a rubber grommet that holds the plug in the socket. The rest is different extension lengths for your ratchet and a universal. You don't have to remove the intake manifold (there's a real can of worms there) unless you absolutely have too! And pray that the wires have the plastic J-hooks or life will suck.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:54 PM
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Default Re: tune up questions

yeh the jhooks are still there so ill attempt to change them with out takin off the intake keep fingers crossed lol also what about seafoam? is it good for these engines? can i go in thru the brake booster and pour it in that way?
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:30 AM
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Speed sensor on the trans is super easy. It's one lock bolt and it pops right out, but the whole from the sensor to the guage cluster idk about I've only had to remove the sensor from the trans when I replaced the trans a couple times
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