1997 Ford Ranger Replace Spark Plugs
The 1997 Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck is designed for towing and hill climbing. As with other regular maintenance tasks, spark plug replacement in a Ford Ranger is important. However, if you're looking to save a visit to the mechanic's shop, replacing the spark plugs yourself can be a good idea. This simple procedure can also improve your vehicle's health and even add at a slight increase to your gas mileage.
 Tools Used
|Spark plug socket|
 Replace Spark Plugs
- Open the hood of your Ford Ranger and identify the spark plugs on your vehicle's engine. You'll see the spark plug wires attached to each spark plug. Grab one of the wires by the spark plug boot and pull it off.
- Attach your spark plug socket to the ratchet extension and attach the ratchet extension to the ratchet driver. Now, set the spark plug socket into to place directly around your spark plug and unscrew it in a counterclockwise motion.
- Set your new spark plug into place and turn as far as you can with your hand. Use the ratchet set to turn the spark plug further and tighten it.
- Replace the spark plug wire by snapping it into place at the spark plug's boot. Repeat these steps for the remaining spark plugs.
 Tips & Warnings
- Never attempt to change your spark plugs when the motor is running or when the engine is hot or warm.