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Old 09-22-2009, 11:52 AM
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reolacing glow plugs.

Hey guys,I am going to put in a set of Glow plugs and relay this weekend ,is there anything I should look out for or know before attempting this,is it advisable to unhook the batteries firts?
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:05 PM
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yea, get a piece of 1/4 or 3/8 hose about 6-8 inches long. When you loosen the glow plug, you won't beable to remove the socket due to hitting the rocker arm. Get the glow plug loose, remove the socket, and slide the hose over the glow plug...turn it out. Also helps when installing the new glow plug.....put the hose over the tip, set the glow plug in the hole, turn it in, untill you can get the socket on it.

For the right rear valve cover bolts....closest to the air box....a short extension and a universal (swivel) will be your best friend....it's a pain in the arss!!!
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:10 PM
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there is a very good video on that exact problem. that method could work, or as int eh video they say turn the socket 1/4 turn (dont recall which way) and youll be able to pull the socket. ill see if i can find it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:18 PM
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Thanks so much for the tip Chuck,do I need to take the cable off the battery?For the relay replacement ,I know on some electronics it is reccomended.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:35 PM
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get yourself a long straight pair of needle nose pliers to pull out the plug once loose I didn't need a piece of hose. needlenose worked awesome. Also loosen passenger side cover and just roll it out of your way. you don't have to take it all the way out. take your time and be patient taking them out. Motorcraft are the best. good luck bud
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:38 PM
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Thank you sir.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:42 PM
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I agree with what everyone else has said. I used the long needlenose pliers, never tried the hose though it sounds like it might be better. Also make sure to check the under valve cover harnesses and the valve cover gaskets and replace any that are burned/melted.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:51 PM
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no problem bud. we all got each others back in here
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