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Old 02-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #1
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I just thought I'd ask here first before I went out and tried this for the first time on my own. I just bought new plugs today and I want to verify how to change them. They're all pre-gapped and I bought that handy dandy gap tool to verify (.060). I know I have to take off the boot part first, but do I have to unscrew that box that covers the plugs (it'* got 6 screws holding it down) in order to get at them? Or is there another way?
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hold on there, go to the other end of the spark plug wires. Are you looking at the place where all 6 plug wires come together?
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Nick, that'* the coil pack. Follow the wires to the front and back of the motor.

Basic rule of a tune up.. you need at least one scrape and a little blood or you did something wrong.
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Grab the boot (rubber part of wire) as close to the plug as possible. Never pull the wire. Twist a little while pulling...ps..stop your hand before hitting something sharp.
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Grab the boot (rubber part of wire) as close to the plug as possible. Never pull the wire. Twist a little while pulling...ps..stop your hand before hitting something sharp.
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I whould highly recommend a set of these for the back plugs -

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Bah. Don't listen to them :P

Its not all that bad a job. Just make sure you have some anti seize grease. For the back plugs remove your strut brace if you need more room to get your hand back there. If you're planning on changing your wires too, just remember to only do one plug and wire at a time. I have a spark plug socket with a little rubber boot inside to protect the plug from cracking. You'll need a short extension probably for some good leverage.
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Just a little ribb'n, it'* not hard. A little trick to make it easier is just get a couple old pillows and jump right on top of the engine. Makes it alot easier to get the back ones out.
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Its not all that bad a job. Just make sure you have some anti seize grease. For the back plugs remove your strut brace if you need more room to get your hand back there. If you're planning on changing your wires too, just remember to only do one plug and wire at a time. I have a spark plug socket with a little rubber boot inside to protect the plug from cracking. You'll need a short extension probably for some good leverage.
LOL...you gonna tell him what to do with the anti seize?

I think Morty means dielectric grease. It goes on the end of the plug where the boot goes on it. A dab will do you.
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