Originally Posted by bcingle
Sweet! I luckily didn't have any problems other than having to be extremely careful removing one or two. No breaks! I didn't have the extractor though, so the truck would have been stuck for a while if I messed up. I had the infamous "transmission slipping" and the spark plugs fixed it.
I had some problems after the change with coil packs getting bad contact. Did you see anything like this? It caused rough idleing and misfiring throughout rpm range. Fiddling with the coil packs fixed it, but it's nerve racking to be in the middle of nowhere and it suddenly starts it up again. Would it be worth is to replace the coil packs (at $80 a piece)?
This is in reference to the 3 valve. You must have a V6 if your using coil packs, - the V8's run coils (dedicated coils), CoilOverPlug (COP Sytems). No packs here, - packs run more than one cylinder, - hence the word "pack" , -they run more than one cylinder.
Also, 3 valve coils are cheap, - about $80 for a complete set, not just one.
There's a V6 forum on this site you can refer to.
Nice job heatseaker1
, thanks for posting. Yea it's nice having that tool handy (lisle extractor) for the 3 valve. Specially if you paln on keeping the vehicle for awhile. I've heard that Motorcraft cleaner really does the job. Having the right keeps are the marbles intact, let alone the hair on your head lol.