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Replacing spark plugs, Remove Alternator ???????

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Old 11-07-2017, 09:51 PM
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Replacing spark plugs, Remove Alternator ???????

To get to #1 and #2 plugs on a 94 E150/club wagon do you have to remove the alternator?
 
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:43 PM
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I think I remember a post similar.. On my 88, I accessed them from the wheel well. I may be wrong but it seems like someone else said you cant do that on the newer vans, I am not sure...
When I was working on my 85, I didn't know I could access them through the wheel well. I used a swivel head ratchet like this one. I put the socket on the spark plug and then put the ratchet on the socket.
 
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:11 AM
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on my 94 5.0 you do not. Tight quarters but all can be done from dog house.
 
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I am going to do the plugs and wires soon and I remember a few years ago I was able to remove all but the #1 and #2, even through the doghouse. Mine is a 94, 5.8 dont know how much difference there is from the 5.0.
 
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by annaleigh View Post
. I put the socket on the spark plug and then put the ratchet on the socket.

Something is wrong with me. When I read that sentence I instantly thought of this:

 
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:36 PM
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I swear a friend told me that he had to go through the wheel well, on his 94, which makes me curious how he does his 80's van with the 460.
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:49 AM
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Something is wrong with me. When I read that sentence I instantly thought of this:
I remember that! There wasn't room to put the socket and ratchet on at the same time. Once I got the plug broke loose, I removed the ratchet from the socket while the socket was still on the spark plug and then removed the plug.. I think it was the spark plug I was having trouble with.. I was replacing the exhaust manifold too... Those swivel head ratchets (like in the pic) are really nice to have. I like the first one better then this one: but I guess it depends on what you need
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:45 PM
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Replaced the plugs on my '90, 460 about a month ago, such a PIA that I can't remember any of it, a minds way of coping w/stressful situations.
 
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:34 PM
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I am going to have the shop do it. My back will be hurting for a week if I try it, and routing the wires, sheesh that was not much fun either. I am considering replacing the alternator at the same time, Its the original on 225, 000 miles
 
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