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Old 04-06-2011, 03:10 PM
Pickupman04 Pickupman04 is offline
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Default Re: 04 Level II - 30K Time for Maintenance

Originally Posted by BisketFx4 View Post
it could be ur Fuel filter
nope, changed it two weeks ago
2004 FX4 LEVEL 2
2000 Mustang GT
1999 Ranger 2.5
1995 Ranger 2.3
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:01 AM
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Default Re: 04 Level II - 30K Time for Maintenance

Well, I believe my problem is fixed. Yesterday when I got home from work (at 5PM), I tackled the job of changing my plugs and wires. I probably should have waited until the weekend.

I ended up finishing all plugs and wires except the last one on the passenger side closest to the back of the motor. The hardest one I encountered was the middle cylinder on the passenger side. I actually thought I had messed something up. When I started threading it the first time, I started it wrong and it bent the ground electrode. I stopped when I felt something odd. After taking it out, I noticed that the ground electrode was pushed closer to the center electrode. I re-gapped it back to 0.054 and was able to get it started again correctly and had no issues. This one was a real PITA. I hope the back one isn't as bad, but it sure doesn't look any easier. When I rotate my tires this weekend I will probably change it even though my bucking is gone now.

I actually completed this job with a regular ratchet, 3" extension, 6" extension, and 5/8" spark plug socket. We will see if I can get the last one with just that.
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