This procedure will show you how to replace the spark plugs on the 2011-2015 Ford Explorer with the 3.5L V-6 engine.
Motorcraft SP-520 Spark Plug
Fel-Pro MS 97214 Upper Intake Gasket Set/Plenum Gasket
Dielectric Tune-Up Grease, 3 oz. Tube
Motorcraft EV257 PCV Valve
5/8-Inch x 6-Inch Swivel Spark Plug Socket
Don’t forget to disconnect the negative terminal on the battery prior to starting this job.
The first time will take you about 2-3 hours to complete. This is a very doable job for even a novice, as long as you have all the tools and time to get into the engine compartment.
List of tools used:
• Flat Blade Screwdriver
• 10mm Socket
• 8mm Socket
• Trim Tool Set
• Needle nose pliers
• 5/8 Inch Spark Plug Socket
• Torque Wrench
• Gap gauge
Spark Plug Torque – 133in lbs
Spark Plug Gap – .051″
Intake Manifold Torque Spec – 1st: 89in lbs 2nd: 45 Degree additional turn
2011 2015 Ford Explorer 3 5 Spark Plug Replacement Removal Procedure
3.5 l v6,
ford explorer sport,
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