In my 1995 Windstar, I had to put the front end up on ramps to get to the
plugs on the firewall side.... it was a royal pain even from the bottom, but
with some patients it can be done. Other than getting underneath the
vehicle, I saw no other way to be able to get to the plugs to replace them.
allright heres how it went, front no problem, back pain in the ass either
way, I have access to a lift and that helped because from the bottom is the
way to go, plugs 2 and 3 you fit your arm through a small crack to get to
them, #1 I put my head in the wheel well and reached through the linkage, if
I didnt have a lift I wouldnt do them myself, the Haynes manual suggest
removing the engine cowl and I bet if you did that it would be very easy to
do them from the top.
I had a rough idle so I wanted to check my plug wires and I found a loose
vacuum hose, I decided to remove the cowl and thats the way to go, takes
10-15 minutes, slightly different for my 99 then what the haynes describes,
theres one screw hidden below the cab filter, you need to undo the washer
lines and unplug the wiper motor, when you get the cowl off the plugs are
right there and so is the coil, 2 and 3 in plain site, #1 seems to be a
little harder to get too. Doing that earlier today probably would have saved
me over an hour and my arms wouldnt be scratched up to my elbows.
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