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Old 08-22-2006, 02:49 AM   #1
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hey everyone, im about to change the spark plugs on my "01 SSEi, and i was wondering is there any trick to changing the plugs on the rear of the motor or is it all done by feel? or is it easier from underneath? Thanks!
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Nah, I always just did mine from the top. Get a long wrench and get to it! (ok, I cheated a bit and used air tools, but you should be alright)
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yeah...up top with memory hands works best
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I know mine isn't supercharged but I just kneeled on top of the front schroud and reached around, they came out easy and never were changed on mine, it shouldn't be too bad.
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This is a mechanical question. Moving to 2000+....
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Nah, I always just did mine from the top. Get a long wrench and get to it! (ok, I cheated a bit and used air tools, but you should be alright)
air tools for changing plugs that don't sound safe, the human touch is needed for this job.
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To make the job easier, remove the strut tower brace that goes from strut to strut. It will give you a lot of extra room. Just be sure to reinstall it before driving the car.
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I do plugs 2 & 4 from the passenger side, left arm through about where the power steering pump is, and use my right hand to pass down parts and tools. #6 I did from the driver'* side. The plugs are the easy part, can be done by feel. Getting the boots off can be a pain. If those come off fairly easy - you're home free.

Unless you added the GXP strut tower brace, you won't have to worry about that.
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To make the job easier, remove the strut tower brace that goes from strut to strut. It will give you a lot of extra room. Just be sure to reinstall it before driving the car.
go back to your pre-2000 section , there is no strut tower brace.. the firewall comes farther forward on the 00+ which makes it more difficult than previous gens
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Yes, be gentle when installing the plugs... my son cracked the #6 while installing it... it didn't act up until about 14k miles later...
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