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Replacing Escape V6 Spark Plugs

Anyone have any experience replacing a V6 Ford Escape spark plugs? Never did much engine work on cars, but my Cylinder 4 is detecting a missfire occasionally, which is generally a spark plug/coil issue. I found a few tutorials online that I'll try following more than likely, just didn't know if anyone had first hand experience!  #HMM


Re: Replacing Escape V6 Spark Plugs

Reply #1
The 3.0 engine has an intake manifold that covers the rear valve cover.  To get the bank 2 plugs out you have to remove the upper manifold.  The EGR pipe, brake booster vacuum line, idle air control valve supply tube, manifold vacuum sensor, and air filter tube have to be removed.  The manifold splits and has blue rubber o-rings to seal it (does not require a new gasket). 

The actual changing of spark plugs is easy and straightforward.
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More to add: misfires are usually spark plug related if the plugs have a lot of mileage.  When you put them back pay the extra dough and get the double platinum plugs.  They're 80-100k mile plugs  so you won't have to do it again!
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More to add: misfires are usually spark plug related if the plugs have a lot of mileage.  When you put them back pay the extra dough and get the double platinum plugs.  They're 80-100k mile plugs  so you won't have to do it again!

The vehicle is at 140k, and to my knowledge never been changed out, so that's probably the issue... I'll definitely invest in the better plugs. Should I replace coils as well?


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Only suspect coils after you've replaced spark plugs.  My manual I have here doesn't have the coil specs in it buy I bet someone somewhere has posted that information somewhere on the interwebs.

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Only suspect coils after you've replaced spark plugs.  My manual I have here doesn't have the coil specs in it buy I bet someone somewhere has posted that information somewhere on the interwebs.

Okay cool, thanks for the help. Its weird because its only an issue when the engine is cold, especially after precipitation. Once I get it started and drive for a few minutes, no misfires, smooth acceleration, etc. Hopefully plugs fix it!

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Could be the extra load of the cold start enrichening.  Just to be safe, though, buy a tube of dielectric grease and coat everything while you are in there.  Spark plug tubes, coil plugs, everything.
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Could be the extra load of the cold start enrichening.  Just to be safe, though, buy a tube of dielectric grease and coat everything while you are in there.  Spark plug tubes, coil plugs, everything.

Sounds good. All said and done it looks like it will only be about $30 from Advanced Auto Parts. Not bad.

Interestingly, this issue came after being in the PA cold coming back to Georgia where its a bit warmer.

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Did it do it in PA?

Did you buy gas in PA? Regional fuel may not be doing as well in warmer climes.
But at 140k, it's time for plugs.
Double platnum tips are important if it uses "wasted" spark. I know it was on my son's Ranger.

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Did it do it in PA?

Did you buy gas in PA? Regional fuel may not be doing as well in warmer climes.
But at 140k, it's time for plugs.
Double platnum tips are important if it uses "wasted" spark. I know it was on my son's Ranger.

I did buy gas in PA, OH, WV, V, and SC and of course GA. It definitely only has issues whenever it rains. Had a few very cold dry days without issue, but it has not rained. This weekend I'll be buying everything. Let the fun begin

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I did buy gas in PA, OH, WV, VA, and SC and of course GA. It definitely only has issues whenever it rains. Had a few very cold dry days without issue, but it has not rained. This weekend I'll be buying everything. Let the fun begin

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