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Old 02-20-2006, 01:32 PM   #11
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I'm planning on hitting them the PDad way. I saw Randy and Toasty try from the bottom and it'* possible, not easy.

When I read the kid part...I thought you were going to say ...stuff them up on the engine to reach down...lol
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Here'* how I did mine: First, stick your arm down between the motor and firewall, cuss about how dumb engineers are-Pull your arm out and cuss again while looking at all of the scrapes on your forearm-Drive the car up on ramps and crawl underneath and repeat the cuss about the engineers-Go back to trying to do it from the top-Pull on the plug wires to the point that every last one (all three) comes apart and leaves the metal contactor stuck to the end of the plug-Cuss for a few minutes-Now, because I couldn't get them to release from the end of the plugs, therefore unable to get a socket on completely-Break all three plugs at the porcelain-Spend time removing any chips that may have accumulated in the plug hole-Remove plugs-Replace plugs-Go to town, buy new plug wires-Replace wires. See how easy that is. Cussing can be inserted at any point during this process and probably was in my case. Definately make sure that you have money or checkbook outside with you to avoid the one part that really caused me trouble and that was going into the house to retrieve the checkbook and turning a well meaning question from the wife into something I'm still saying sorry for. Have fun.
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Not that bad
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nope..not that bad...but pretty darn funny
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Good luck it isn't that hard help my bro in law with his 98 Regal.
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Thanks for the tip and the comic relief crummy day at work that cheered me right up.



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Woah. Not looking forward to doing mine.
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Melissa refused to be around me when I was changing mine. My car bit me alot and that 24 pack of fosters in Name:  DSCF1818.jpg
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Its not hard if you have small hands. But if you have big forearms and such, itll be a bit tricky
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I'll let you guys know as I embark on two sets this weekend.
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I'll let you guys know as I embark on two sets this weekend.
should i buy a set of plugs for mine since we only changed the wires before?
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