Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My spark plug blew out.

asked by on

I have a 2000 Expedition. One person owned it before me. I never had any problems. I was driving home and stopped at a stop light when it sounded like a Harley Davidson motorcycle was next to me. I quickly realized it was my vehicle making that sound. I was able to drive my vehicle the 5 miles to my house from the spot that it started to sound funny. As it turns out, I blew a spark plug(s). How much should I expect to have to pay for getting this fixed? The first auto mechanic stated it would cost me over $1000.00 which seemed steep.

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You may have to have a dealer trained mechanic that has the special tools and training to add an insert to the spark plug hole. This repair may not be able to be done if the hole is damaged too bad and may need to have the head removed to be repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My stereo & all windows will not roll up I hear no music stereo will not come on neither one of the widows will roll up it just stopp

This is often times traced to broken or shorted wires. I would recommend tracing the wires from the stereo from the back of the dash under the seats to the speakers as melted or broken wires are often times a...

Q: Steering wheel loose.

I think you may be referring to the shift lever on the steering column. Ford vehicles are known for having shift levers that flop around due to a bolt that comes loose under the steering column. If this bolt isn't...

Q: Security light flashes rapidly trying to start truck everything comes on but it won't start

You may still be in lockout and the security system is keeping you from starting the car. When the car was entered without the key, it no doubt triggered the immobilizer and that will have to be reset. It's might...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.