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Old 06-03-2005, 01:15 PM
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I just changed a set of spart plugs on a 2000 GMC Safari and I have never seen a more stupid design than that. You have to put the P.O.*. up on a lift and wedge your hand and a socket wrench up in a tiny A$$ area to get them out and then back in! I was about to set the *.O.B. on fire!!!!


DIE SAFARI, DIE!!!!


































ah, now I feel better............
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I found this out years ago. The Missus drives a 95(?) Astro. I don't do nuthin to that thing but put gas in it...
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I hear ya, the 3.1 in my Corsy is wedged so freekin tight that I've only done the front plugs lol...
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I can relate...I used to drive a 93 Safari in my former life. Not a bad van, just hell to work on.
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I hear the way the intake/ fuel system is setup is even dumber!!!!
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man, and i thought the spark plugs in the taurus were a pain. thats crazy.
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The one time I tried to change the plugs on the Astro, I couldn't find a way to see more than the back two. You can't even see the front of the engine in that freakin' thing.

But it makes a great camper....
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... tried removing the "dog house"?



If I recall correctly, the plugs are MUCH more easily accessible when you remove the interior engine cover. Dad brought home a '90 Safari during the time that the SSE was being parked, didn't have it for long, nothing more than a tune up and a sale for a quick profit.



Hell, it'd probably be an easier job than a 3800'* plugs this way. Just conjecture though.
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That'* what I did (I said back two plugs). Might coulda seen 4 of them. But see was it. Even trhogh the dog house, you cain't see diddly.....
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weird, i remember seeing the back end of the motor pretty well with the cover off, but it'* been a couple years at least.
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