how to change spark plugs and wires on 2006 ford freestar
it is a time consuming task. i did my 2004 freestar summer 2010. Obviously its the back ones that are difficult. You will have to take the plastic off in front of the windshield. Go to harbor frght, and get some long socket extension bars with the any angle joints and long spark plug socket. Buy the plugs at the ford dealer. Your not spending this much time to put cheap plugs in! And you need to have 125k on the old plugs ( they are not going to be worn out until 125k).
I changed the wires, plugs and module in about 3 hours and I took my time. You do not need special tools beyond a standard spark plug socket, some extensions (especially a short extension) and a ratchet. Much of the work is made easier by a lot of direct hand tightening and loosening and only using the ratchet for start and finish. The wires were actually the hardest part cos the clips are hard to get at and off. Make sure you take the air duct off (the part that has the cabin filter in it) as well. That makes 2 plugs really easy to get at. Also, if you can, actually climb into the engine on top of the manifold to save your back a bit. Once the cowl is removed, I found that the front plugs were actually tougher to remove than the back (there's less clearance in the front for the tools). So thankful for the internet for all of the useful tips. They saved me about $300!
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