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Old 08-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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Default spark plugs 97 2.3 2wd ranger. change driver side plugs or passenger

needing help I know one side is easier but which one is the intake side for plugs driver or passenger.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:21 PM
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Driver on my 99 3.0
...but if your replacing them you might as well do them all....not very expensive to do the full job, ya know?
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:28 PM
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Driver on my 99 3.0
...but if your replacing them you might as well do them all....not very expensive to do the full job, ya know?
X2

Its best to just do all of them.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:44 PM
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Driver on my 99 3.0
...but if your replacing them you might as well do them all....not very expensive to do the full job, ya know?
Wait... the 3.0 is a v6, there's only one set of plugs... on the 2.3 8plug engines you have a set that fires on the power stroke and a set that fires on the exhaust stroke. Op is asking which is which.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: spark plugs 97 2.3 2wd ranger. change driver side plugs or passenger

get a 6" magnetic swivel spark plug socket and do them all.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:52 PM
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Yeah i thought about that 8 plug engine after i posted...but still...if he is replacing 4 of the plugs he should just do them all.
I stand by my answer...im pretty sure i havent seen a ranger intake on the passenger side...maybe even Ford as a whole
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:11 AM
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replaced all 8 wasn't as bad as it looked. next time will be a lot easier.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: spark plugs 97 2.3 2wd ranger. change driver side plugs or passenger

I think the intake side for for emissions. Doesn't matter, I did them all. The gap was way off on most of them. Judging bu the gap on the new plugs out of the box, the previous owner never checked the gap and just put them in. I'm looking forward to seeing if my gas mileage improves because of it and if the power is any better.
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