Spark Plug Change DIY

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  1. jtoscano19

    jtoscano19 Senior Member

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    I just reached 60,000 miles and I've never changed them out, and i stopped at a firestone shop and asked them to pull one out to see how bad they were.. they actually looked pretty good. Then I asked them how much they would charge me to change them and they gave me this BS! $550 to change them out! :flipthebird: I was like nah I'll try it myself
     
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    It is worth $100 but that's it do it yourself for less than $60.

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    I was quoted approx $180 to do the plugs in my 02 4.7 I thought that seemed a bit high for only 8 plugs. I wouldn't expect this to take more than an hour for dealer.
     
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    Omg that is ridiculous!!
    It seriously isn't that hard I changed mine in a little over an hour lol the hardest part is leaning over for that long and get antiseize!!!

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    another question..it might sound stupid but here it is...right after I change them is there like a break in period or can I drive it like I stole it?
     
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    Lol its cool ... no break in drive it however you want

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    haha alright..thanks!
     
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    No problem!
     
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    The labor charge on a plug change is 2.5 hrs. At my labor rate its 200 bucks...
    Now did it take me 2.5 hrs to change my plugs...well no...but Im what you would call an expert. lmao.

    I think the toughest thing with the whole job is how tall the rams nose is...Itd be easier if i had taken the front wheels off and lowered the truck on the lift. Ill try that next time.
     
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    Need Help with spark plugs

    Well I was on the fence about changing them and holy crap I have had some problems. Yes I am a female and I cant justify paying over 300 for someone else to do it. I researched every video and it is all very informational. THe problem I am having however is I cant get the damn spark plugs out.
    Please Help





     

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