Replacing spark plugs, Remove Alternator ??????? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Go Back  Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans
Reload this Page > Replacing spark plugs, Remove Alternator ???????
Notices
1968-2013 Full Size Vans Econolines. E150, E250, E350, E450 and E550

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

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 11-07-2017, 09:51 PM
NICKSAN
NICKSAN is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 385
NICKSAN is starting off with a positive reputation.
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?
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-07-2017, 10:43 PM
annaleigh's Avatar
annaleigh
annaleigh is online now
Posting Guru
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,926
annaleigh has a good reputation on FTE.annaleigh has a good reputation on FTE.annaleigh has a good reputation on FTE.
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.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-08-2017, 09:11 AM
jeffreyclay's Avatar
jeffreyclay
jeffreyclay is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Bedford, Va
Posts: 367
jeffreyclay is starting off with a positive reputation.
on my 94 5.0 you do not. Tight quarters but all can be done from dog house.
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-08-2017, 08:10 PM
NICKSAN
NICKSAN is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 385
NICKSAN is starting off with a positive reputation.
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.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-09-2017, 08:11 PM
wirelessengineer
wirelessengineer is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 246
wirelessengineer is starting off with a positive reputation.
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:

 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-09-2017, 08:36 PM
maples01's Avatar
maples01
maples01 is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maryville
Posts: 3,703
maples01 has a good reputation on FTE.maples01 has a good reputation on FTE.maples01 has a good reputation on FTE.
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.
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-10-2017, 07:49 AM
annaleigh's Avatar
annaleigh
annaleigh is online now
Posting Guru
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,926
annaleigh has a good reputation on FTE.annaleigh has a good reputation on FTE.annaleigh has a good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by wirelessengineer View Post
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
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-10-2017, 05:45 PM
71Choptop
71Choptop is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 31
71Choptop is starting off with a positive reputation.
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.
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-11-2017, 07:34 PM
NICKSAN
NICKSAN is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 385
NICKSAN is starting off with a positive reputation.
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
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bio short bus
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
17
02-13-2018 11:13 AM
aero993
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
6
11-22-2017 09:54 PM
AshCanada
1968-2013 Full Size Vans
1
08-15-2017 01:04 PM
Shanghai
1978 - 1996 Big Bronco
6
12-28-2016 09:08 AM
fordboy67
Escape & Escape Hybrid
3
03-29-2016 05:52 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.