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Hey guys, about to change wires and plugs on my wife's 97. I've never done it on a ford mod motor before, anything I should be aware of? Any special tools or access problems?

Is there a tune-up guide anywhere? I'll be looking at the Haynes manual when I get home...

Car has 120k mi, and is running strong, we're doing this as a precautionary / scheduled maintenance thing.
 

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Use only motorcraft plugs and wires.

Its very straightforward, very simple on a 97 tbird.

Use some anti seize on the plugs, and only remove and install plugs when the motor is stone cold (sat overnight).
 

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What about FRPP wires vs stock Motorcraft wires? Or is that one of those "Magnaflow vs Flowmaster" debates. Everyone has an opinion on it and it's one of those arguements that never gets resolved? I'll be doing this in the spring with my 96 and just curious before I get to that point.

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-Melon
 

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don't pull with the wire, just get a finger under each side of the boot and pull... change the fuel filter too if you haven't done it recently..you'll need a fuel line disconect tool, it's easy stuff. air filter as well. that way you know when everything's been done, instead of having new parts scattered across the odometer.
 

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the only thing about the plug wire is watch out for the fuel rail above it.

it cuts...and real good at it.
 

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You dont have to get motorcraft plugs n wires... just dont get wires from autozone or advanced etc.. Autolite's are the EXACT same thing as motorcraft and I used Belden wires.. excellent and they lasted 100k =) I'd do that, and a fuel filter, PCV, check the vacuum hoses, clean the MAF, etc =)
 

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advance sells the autolites for under $60
 
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