Spark Plug Thread Damage – 1997-2008 Ford Lincoln Mercury

Spark plug thread damage.

The cylinder heads on some 1997-2008 Ford cars and light trucks with the 4.6, 5.4 or 6.8L two-valve engine can exhibit missing or stripped spark plug threads.

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Spark Plug Removal – 2004-2008 Ford Lincoln Mercury

SPARK PLUG REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS – 4.6L 3V/5.4L 3V/6.8L 3V
FORD: 2005-2008 Mustang
2004-2008 F-150
2005-2008 Expedition, F-Super Duty
2006-2008 Explorer, F-53 Motorhome Chassis
2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac
LINCOLN: 2005-2008 Navigator
2006-2008 Mark LT
MERCURY: 2006-2008 Mountaineer

 

2004-2008 F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT, 2005-2008 F-Super Duty, Expedition, and Navigator, with 5.4L 3-V engine; 2005-2008 Mustang, 2006-2008 Explorer, Mountaineer, and 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac with 4.6L 3-V engine; 2005-2008 F-Super Duty, 2006-2008 and F-Stripped Chassis, with 6.8L 3-V engine may experience difficulty with spark plug removal.

This may cause damage to the spark plug and leave part of the spark plug in the cylinder head.

Affected engine build dates are as follows: 5.4L 3-V and 6.8L 3-V before 10/9/07, 4.6L 3-V before 11/30/07.

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Tick Noise from Shifter Boot – 2005-2008 Ford Mustang

MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTER BOOT NOISE – BUILT BEFORE 12/6/2007
FORD: 2005-2008 Mustang

 

2005-2008 Mustang vehicles equipped with a manual transmission (excluding GT500), and built before 12/6/2007, may exhibit a tick noise from the shifter boot in forward gears 1st, 3rd, and 5th.

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Window Glass Binding, Stalling, Slow to Close, Wind Noise – 2008 Ford Focus

DOOR GLASS – SLOW CLOSE/BINDS GOING UP/WINDNOISE
FORD: 2008 Focus

 

2008 Focus vehicles may experience wind noise from the front or rear door glass which may be the result of the window glass binding, stalling or being dislodged from the glass top run when closing.

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Front Suspension Popping Noise – 2005 Ford Mustang

FRONT SUSPENSION POPPING NOISE WHILE TURNING RIGHT OR LEFT – VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 4/8/2005
FORD: 2005 Mustang

 

2005 Mustang vehicles built before 4/8/2005 may exhibit an intermittent popping noise from the front of the vehicle while turning left or right.

The noise will typically occur during low speed maneuvers and may occur multiple times while turning.

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