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Ford Probe Spark Plug Replacement costs $109 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Ford ProbeV6-2.5LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$145.23Shop/Dealer Price$172.07 - $226.09
1993 Ford ProbeV6-2.5LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$145.23Shop/Dealer Price$172.13 - $226.19
1996 Ford ProbeL4-2.0LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$125.83Shop/Dealer Price$145.91 - $181.13
1989 Ford ProbeL4-2.2LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$125.15Shop/Dealer Price$148.71 - $188.97
1997 Ford ProbeV6-2.5LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$145.23Shop/Dealer Price$170.91 - $224.05
1990 Ford ProbeL4-2.2LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$119.35Shop/Dealer Price$137.09 - $166.92
1992 Ford ProbeV6-3.0LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$153.55Shop/Dealer Price$182.93 - $246.35
1992 Ford ProbeL4-2.2L TurboService typeSpark Plug ReplacementEstimate$120.15Shop/Dealer Price$143.80 - $184.13
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Spark Plug Replacement Service

What are spark plugs and how do they work?

Spark plugs are one of the key components of your vehicle’s ignition system. They ignite gasoline and air inside of your engine. This gives your engine the power to propel you down the road. The spark plug takes high voltage electricity from the ignition coil and creates a spark at just right moment during the engine’s combustion cycle. This gives the engine the best mix of power, fuel economy and low emissions. However, the electrode at the end of the spark plug eventually wears out and can cause performance issues.

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When should you replace spark plugs?

Replacement should follow the vehicle maintenance schedule. This will be listed in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. Some cars require regular replacement at 30k, 60k or 100k miles. It is possible in some cases that a spark plug might fail before the service schedule, but it’s not typically common.

Avoiding spark plug replacement can cause:

  • Difficulty starting your car.
  • Check engine light for a misfire code.
  • Flashing check engine light during acceleration for misfire, this can cause engine damage.
  • Reduced fuel economy and/or power.
  • Rough idle and/or unexplained engine vibration.
  • Failed State emission testing.

Even if only one spark plug is found to be faulty, they should always be replaced in sets. Most engines will require 4,6, or 8 spark plugs.

How do mechanics replace spark plugs?

Spark plugs are threaded into the engine’s cylinder head(s). Most cars have one plug per cylinder, so a four-cylinder engine will have four plugs, a six-cylinder engine will have six plugs, and so forth. The mechanic will:

  • Have the correct spark plugs on hand for your vehicle
  • Pull any diagnostic trouble codes that may be related to worn spark plugs.
  • Remove the original spark plugs and look at removed spark plugs for any clues indicating engine mis-operation exists; such as oil burning, excessively rich mixture, pre-ignition damage etc. Inform owner of any found unusual conditions.
  • Install new plugs using a torque wrench.
  • Finally, a road test of the vehicle to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with worn spark plugs?

Yes, but spark plugs that are worn enough to cause engine-misfiring have the potential to cause engine damage and overheating of the catalytic converter. Regardless of the age of the plugs, or mileage, if the engine misfires or runs poorly, the plugs should be inspected for defects. Generally, spark plug failure will not keep the engine from running, but in cases of extreme wear, you may experience a limitation in the speed at which you can drive the car. If the maintenance schedule says the plugs should be replaced, it is best to do so promptly.

When having spark plugs replaced keep in mind:

  • High-speed driving may accelerate spark plug wear. Consider earlier than required inspection and tune-up if you operate the car in severe conditions.
  • Plugs should always be promptly replaced per the manufacturer maintenance schedule even if they appear to be working perfectly.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with spark plug wires (as opposed to a coil-on-plug system), the wires should be replaced at the same time. This may increase the cost of your repair.
  • It is possible that when doing a spark plug replacement, your vehicle may also need additional parts like ignition coils, this will add to the repair cost.
  • Some engines require that the intake manifold be removed while replacing spark plugs. This may increase the parts and labor cost for the repair.
  • Leaking valve cover gaskets, which have let oil get in contact with the spark plugs, coils or wires, may be the cause of ignition system issues. Valve cover gaskets will need to be replaced in addition to the spark plugs, wires or coils. This will add to the repair cost.

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AARON

2019 years of experience
12 reviews
AARON
2019 years of experience
Ford Probe - Spark Plugs - Sacramento, California
After Aaron reviewed by engine turn off issue when stopped idling, he inspected the car and then suggested oxygen sensor and spark plug replacement. Ok, great. Being a very old car, I probably would have been ok with a lot more. After Aaron completed the work I drove the car for about an hour, including 30+ stops in traffic downtown and it was great: engine sounded better idling ... acceleration from stop was like a turbo boost was added. I was having deja vu from when my car was new. Thanks Aaron. First mechanic in a long while to get my car that much in tune.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Ford Probe - Hydraulic Brake Booster - Pasadena, California
Got the old girl back on the road. Extremely pleased.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Ford Probe - Clutch Master Cylinder - Tampa, Florida
Torrieanto, was very good. My only issue was he was delayed getting here. After driving the car, the clutch still has some play in it. Don't think it is his fault, the line probably just needs to be bled some more. If possible I would like to speak with Torrieanto to address the issue.

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Ford Probe - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
David is a very experienced mechanic and I appreciate his sensibility that if one part is worn out, than its partner that's been on the car just as long, should also be replaced. From experience, I normally expect that because I'd rather take care of something now than later having to take a car in or schedule another appointment especially because I'd rather avoid a car breaking down. Its a much more fun experience with preventative maintenance vs. emergency maintenance. I think that depends on people's budget but its nice to have that option and especially to have someone with much more experience to explain that.

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