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Old 12-01-2009, 11:05 AM
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Boys I've always owned lowered sports cars - my 02 Edge is my first truck. Since I just bought it and it appeared to have the original plugs, wires and serp belt, I decided to replace a few things this weekend. Everything went well but how do you guys work on these trucks - just climb up and lay on the engine? What I'm getting at is, it was relatively easy to get to cylinders 1,2,4,5 but I found it easier to get a step ladder and lay on the engine for cylinders 3, 6 and the routing of the wires against the firewall. Enlighten a truck newbie - how do you work on your truck - ladders, platforms, crates? I'm 6'0" and found this predicament interesting.

By the way, where's the PCV valve on an 02 Edge?
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:16 AM
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I always remove both front wheels to change plugs always worked best for me.

PCV should be around the valve cover passenger side back by the fire way
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:11 PM
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Somehow I've acquired about 1000 milk crates. You're welcome to have 999 of them.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:40 PM
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I have yet to do anything too crazy under the hood, but simple step stools (improvised or not) have worked so far.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:40 PM
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I've never had to really stretch for anything but to prop the hood up yet... but I think I've climbed on a tire....

I love workin' on our F550 at work... I just crawl up and sit up there... lol
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:08 AM
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It would help a lot if the grille was attached to the hood and lifted up out of the way when you opened it - like the F-150.

That would also have eliminated the annoying 04+ gap between hood/grille.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:23 AM
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I have no problems reaching everything under my hood. But I'm 6'1" and my truck is lowered 5".
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:24 AM
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cant wait till mine is 5/7'd, ill be able to work on my engine sitting down lol
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:46 PM
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Step stool works best, still a b*t*h working on the front of the engine because of the light bar and lights.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:59 PM
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stand on a milk crate or one of the stands i put my dirt bike on
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:25 PM
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It would help a lot if the grille was attached to the hood and lifted up out of the way when you opened it - like the F-150.
You are insane!!! That looks like dog shit!!! haha
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:57 PM
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I got alot of seat time and stand time in my engine bay a few months back. lol. no engine ftw.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:59 PM
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You are insane!!! That looks like dog shit!!! haha
Huh? Explain.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:45 PM
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I have an issue with how they look w/ the hood up... half taken apart.... yuck
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:54 PM
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True.

But somebody is in rough shape if they're spending more time with their hood open than closed.....
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