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Hello, I have a 94 Escort wagon, 1.9 I only have 27, 000 miles on it and its time to change the spark plugs. I looked under the hood and found there is one plug near the AC pipes that may be hard to get out or hard to get a tool in there. I didnt even try yet, maybe one of the professionals out there can fill me in on what to use to get at that end plug, maybe its not a hard thing to do at all, but looks like a guy might need some kind of flex tool or have rubber arms or somthing.
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About 9" of extension should do the trick. I just whip the 6" ext. and my spark plug socket on my ratchet and I'm to the races. I believe the six inch ext. alone will do it, but you'll definately have it done with a 6 and a 3 inch together. Just make sure the spark plug socket has good grab to it or else it wont pull it out, and you can't get your fingers in there.

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How do I know if the engine has Platnium plugs? The owners manual says to change plugs at 30 K, unless it has platnium plugs, but how do I know if it has these installed or not? Also, it seems from the responses on this that I wont need a universial joint socket to take that one plug out which is on the AC compressor side, but it looks tight,because of the AC pipes. Aparently an extension will work going inbetween the pipes to the spark plug. I am wondering if there may be problems of the plugs getting tight from leaving them in for 100K..? Thanks for all the help,
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My 1995 LX came with platinum plugs. Two cylinders come with single platinum, and two come with double platinum. Service manual says to replace either one with the double platinum model.

I would have to think that 1994 would be the same. I'm sure that someone with a 1994LX should be able to confirm this.
 

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*coughplatinumsuckscough*

:D *coughjusthadtoaddthatcough*

Seriously though, you will need some dexterity to get the plug wire back onto that #1 plug.... If you decide to swap them out while the motor is at all hot you'll be using some choice words while trying to twist your hand into position to get some leverage on the dang plug wire boot. Gloves R gud.
 

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I read that using a small rubber hose stuck to the top of the plug can be used to guide the plug into the hole, That sounds like a good idea to me so ill try that, I wont try to change the plug when its hot, I already have my hands all burned up from past plug changes on other cars from that !
 
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