Three ignition coils are placed just below the intake manifold/plenum on the 2000-2005 Lincoln LS V6. To reach the three coils, the intake manifold must be fully removed. You won't be able to push it out of the way. In fact, you shouldn't attempt to push it out of the way. It may seem intimidating to remove it since there appears to be a lot going on, but it is not a tough task if you know where all of the bolts are. The intake manifold was changed in 2003-2005, but the procedure is still pretty similar. This will also be the case with the Jaguar S-type of 2000 to 2002 and the earlier models 2003 S-type and the 2003-2008 variants. The manifold of the 2003-2008 model S-type has also been changed; thus this car is also unique.
This task will need the following equipment:
- 8mm regular and deep socket
- 10mm regular and deep socket
- 11mm deep socket
- 12mm regular and deep socket
- 13mm regular socket (to remove wipers)
- Several extensions
- Based on your equipment set, having a number of adapters to will be helpful. Extensions and sockets for 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch drive ratchets
- Needle nose pliers.
- Remove the hose clamps with a flat heat screwdriver or whatever you need...since almost all of them have been replaced by now.
- Coolant - depending on how much you spill
- If you often drop bolts, a magnet may be useful.
The EGR valve and tube are essential components to keep an eye on in this work. Pushing on the valves and tube may cause the tube to break. This part is no longer manufactured, and no aftermarket manufacturers provide it. Use the utmost care when working with the tube and valve. The big nut near the EGR is 27mm in diameter and must be replaced. Replacing the ignition coils on the driver's side bank is a very simple and straightforward procedure because nothing is covering them. Coils are removed with an 8mm bolt, and spark plugs are replaced using a 5/8 spark plug tool. The procedure of installation is reversed.
A few points to keep in mind:
- The wiper arm on the driver's side is longer than the wiper arm on the passenger's side.
- Four of the eight 8mm bolts that hold the manifold in place are much longer. In the video, you'll see accurately where they go.
- Now is a perfect time to update the valve cover gaskets if you see oil on your ignition coils and spark plugs.