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Old 04-08-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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My father-in-law has a 92 Lasaber I think it is a 3.8L. It has a motor mount in front top of the engine. I replaced 4 plugs but can't get to the 2 on rear passanger side. Is there any tricks I should know? I know this is all about Bonni'* (which I own) but thought someone could help. You people have helped with my bonni in the past so I thoght I'd ask.
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If the car has one,Try removing the strut tower bar,It gives you a little extra room.
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We're talking about the front of the engine, two plugs closest to the ignition coils? If it'* really a LeSabre, it has no dogbone mount up front. I think you may be having problems with the radiator fan support. Try a universal socket or a different combination of extensions.
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. I replaced 4 plugs but can't get to the 2 on rear passanger side.
From what he is saying ,seems to me he'* having problems with the rear plugs.
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Oops. I was confused with that 'front top of engine' comment.

No trick to the back at all. Just jam your arm down there. I don't even remove the strut bar. If you DO remove the strut bar, but the nuts back on the struts and don't move the car until the bar is put back, unless you want to get a front end alignment done.
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Oops. I was confused with that 'front top of engine' comment.

No trick to the back at all. Just jam your arm down there. I don't even remove the strut bar. If you DO remove the strut bar, but the nuts back on the struts and don't move the car until the bar is put back, unless you want to get a front end alignment done.
If you take the strut bar off by removing the bolts that hold the actual bar I would think you would be fine. I wouldn't suggest removing the bolts on the actual strut.

I found removing the strut bar makes the spark plug job WAY easier. Increases access to the rear plugs ten fold.
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