Need Help?

1995 Ford F-150 Base Reg Cab 116.8 WB

1995 Ford F-150
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.

back to question list

Ask The Community

April 20, 2010, 10:35 am

AutomotiveForums M

Question: Spark plug issue with the 4.6 and 5.4 engins

I am scared to death to have my plugs replaced due to the fact Ford installed 2 piece plugs into the the heads and the plugs brake right below the nut part of the plug causing the other half to be allmost imposible to extract from the heads. Ford has known about this problem for years and refuse to issue a recall or correct this problem on newer cars. What gives and is there any recorse other then a class action law suite against Ford?

June 3, 2010, 4:02 pm

Orrin K

IM wanting to know if any thing has been done about the 2 piece spark plugs.Please let me know thanks Orrin Kassa

1/1 users found this helpful.

September 20, 2010, 10:42 am

AutomotiveForums M

There is a one piece plug out made by champion.

0/0 users found this helpful.

February 22, 2011, 6:46 am

Darrin T

I have had my dealings with Ford "Quality Care", and what I found is that A) The quality is seriously lacking, and B) There is no care whatsoever. My issue was that the boot on the number 8 spark plug got rust inside causing my engine to miss. My truck was less than 50 miles out of warranty. I pleaded with both my local dealer and with Ford Quality Care (via telephone) and they would not admit to having a quality problem. This despite having literally thousands of hits via a Google search for this problem AND having a Ford dealership mechanic tell me POINT BLANK that this was a major issue with these trucks/engines. I ended up having to pay the full amount for the repair as well as the required "fee" for the mechanic plugging my truck up to their super computer (it must be super if they expect us to pay over $100 just to plug the damned thing up and turn it on).

Just like the engine miss that I experienced, this spark plug issue will generate too many search results to count. It IS a quality issue, but Ford won't admit it ... nor will they do anything to help you. A class action lawsuit is the answer, but getting it together takes money for attorneys and most intelligent attorneys will tell you that Ford has a much larger legal budget than they do.

I would sign on to a lawsuit against Ford in a heartbeat, but I am not so sure that it will ever come to fuition. Sadly Ford will win this one by simply denying the truth about their substandard products.

2/2 users found this helpful.

March 7, 2011, 6:42 pm

Allan P

so what do ford truck owner do?

1/1 users found this helpful.

July 12, 2011, 5:19 am

Eddie K

buy $15. dollar plugs and a $150 extractor tool and get busy pulling plugs. Good luck

0/0 users found this helpful.


Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…