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.
2004 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II
Oxford White | Black Leather | 06 Emblems
20% Front Tint | Sprayed In Bed Liner
No major modifications planned as of now.