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changing spark plugs on 01 mpv

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Old 12-07-2007, 03:13 PM
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Default changing spark plugs on 01 mpv

i would like to see if i can get some info on how to go about changing the plugs on my 01 mpv. it looks like its nearly impossible because of the intake. i am a d i y person, but have not had the pleasure of having to work on my van as of yet. i am used to the 302 mustangs.
 
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:06 PM
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Default RE: changing spark plugs on 01 mpv

I just did the plugs on my 2001 MPV. The whole intake has to come off. It took me a couple of hours to do it. The speedo cable and cruise cable housing need to be removed. Behind that you will see two bolts holding on a metal tube. There is a metal gasket in there too so don't let it drop. After the manifold comes off, the job is easy. Just watch all the sensors that need to be disconnected. The little silver box by the radiator (IMRC)needs to come off too so you can hit the front plugs. That was the only way I saw to do it. Sounds like a lot, but it isn't bad. Unless someone has an easier way to do it without removing the manifold, thats the only way I saw to do it. Gap is .044 and it is best to run a higher end plug from what I hear. Hopefully that gets you started.
 
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:07 AM
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Default RE: changing spark plugs on 01 mpv

THANKS FOR THE INFO JIM. THAT HELPS ALOT. ONE MORE QUESTION THOUGH, WHEN I PUT THE INTAKE BACK ON IS THERE ANY TORQUE SPECS ON THOSE BOLTS AND OR AN ORDER IN WHICH TO DO IT WHEN I TIGHTEN THEM? JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I HAVE ALL MY BASES COVERED BEFORE I START THIS LITTLE PROJECT. THANKS AGAIN.
 
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