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How To Change The Spark Plugs On A 2002-2005 Kia Sedona 3.5 Liter

You'll need to remove the oil cap and the 6 bolts holding on the engine cover. The front 3 spark plugs are pretty easy to replace. You'll need to unplug the spark plug wire from the coil and disconnect the electrical connector. Unbolt the 2 10mm bolts holding the coil to the valve cover. Twist the coil and boot back and forth and pull it out of the cylinder head. The spark plug is down in the head, you'll need at least a 6 inch extension with a 5/8" spark plug socket, a telescopic magnet will help get the spark plug out of the head. The back 3 spark plugs involve removing the upper intake and throttle body, unbolt the bracket to the throttle body, and the bracket bolted to the upper intake manifold. on the back side of the engine. Remove the tubing from the throttle body to the air cleaner box. Unbolt anything else bolted to the upper intake. Unplug electrical connectors to the throttle body and any other electrical connectors on the upper intake and remove the upper intake bolts. And move the upper intake out of the way, there are only spark plug wires on the back 3 plugs. Twist and turn each boot to aid in removing the boot from the plug. I would get a new upper intake gasket and consider replacing the wires at this time also. There are actually only 3 spark plug wires, so for what is involved to get to them, I would replace them. I have found alot of the wires will arc to the upper intake manifold.

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Replacement of timing belt on 2001 daiwoo legansa


This should give you a clue as to how to replace the timing belt on the camshaft pulleys.prev.gif next.gif Camshaft and Valve Lifters REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.6L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Timing belt
    • Crankcase ventilation tube from the valve cover
    • Spark plug cover bolts and the cover
    • Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor connector
    • Spark plug wires from the plugs
    • Valve cover nuts, washers, cover and gasket
    NOTE: Be very careful not to nick or scratch the camshafts.
  4. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  5. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  6. Mark the camshaft cap locations so that they may be returned to their original positions.
  7. Remove the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated.
  8. Remove the caps and the camshafts. Fig. 1: Loosen the camshaft cap bolts in this sequence using several passes - 1.6L engine 9307zg85.gif
    To install:
  9. Lubricate the camshafts and caps with engine oil.
  10. Install the caps and the camshafts in their original positions.
  11. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm). Fig. 2: Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated using several passes - 1.6L engine 9307zg84.gif

  12. Measure the camshaft endplay on both camshafts. The endplay should be 0.003-0.009 in. (0.10-0.25mm).
  13. Install the intake camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm).
  14. Install the exhaust camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm).
  15. Apply a small amount of gasket sealer to the corners of the front camshaft caps and to the top of the rear valve cover-to-cylinder head seal.
  16. Install or connect the following:
    • Valve cover, washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    • Spark plug wires to the plugs
    • Spark plug cover and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
    • CMP sensor connector
    • Crankcase ventilation tube to the valve cover
    • Timing belt
2.0L and 2.2L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Timing belt
    • Crankcase ventilation tube from the valve cover
    • Spark plug cover bolts and the cover
    • Spark plug wires from the plugs
    • Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor connector
    • Valve cover nuts, washers, cover and gasket
    NOTE: Be very careful not to nick or scratch the camshafts.
  4. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  5. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  6. Mark the camshaft cap locations so that they may be returned to their original positions.
  7. Remove the camshaft cap bolts in several passes of one half turn each in the sequence illustrated.
  8. Remove the seal ring from the camshafts. NOTE: Make sure the camshafts detaches evenly from the bearing seats in the front guide bearing.
  9. Remove the caps and the camshafts. Fig. 3: Remove the camshaft cap bolts in several passes of one half turn each in the sequence illustrated - 2.0L and 2.2L engines 9307zg38.gif
    To install:
  10. Lubricate the camshafts and caps with engine oil.
  11. Install the caps and the camshafts in their original positions.
  12. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm). Fig. 4: Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated using several passes - 2.0L and 2.2L engines 9307zg37.gif

  13. Measure the camshaft endplay on both camshafts. The endplay should be 0.0015-0.0056 in. (0.040-0.144mm).
  14. Install the intake camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm), retighten the bolt an additional 60 degree turn and finally an additional 15 degree turn.
  15. Install the exhaust camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm), retighten the bolt an additional 60 degree turn and finally an additional 15 degree turn.
  16. Install or connect the following:
    • Valve cover, washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    • CMP sensor connector
    • Spark plug wires to the plugs
    • Spark plug cover and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
    • Crankcase ventilation tube to the valve cover
    • Timing belt
    • Negative battery cable

Feb 04, 2011 | 2001 Daewoo Leganza

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i need a picture to locate exactly where the spark plugs are located on a 04 Honda accord


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What you see that is labeled on the engine as "V-Tech" is the engine cover, your spark plugs are mounted beneath it.

Remove the engine cover by unscrewing the 4 bolts in it, and the engine oil cap, and pull the cover straight up.

On the front side of the engine directly in front of the exhaust manifold you'll see 4, or 6 depending on which engine you have, rectangular plastic "devices" with a bolt in two corners of it and a wire attached to it.
Those are the ignition coils...the engine has what is called a "coil on plug" ignition system...your spark plugs are mounted beneath those. Remove the 2 bolts, and pull up on the coil pack. You spark plug is at the bottom of the hole.

Jan 08, 2011 | 2004 Honda Accord

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how to fix a front leaky oil seal in a 1995 Toyota Camry LE


Three seals to check. easiest is the valve cover seal. Number and remove the 4 wires going into your spark plugs. remove 4 nuts holding the cover and replace seal.
Next easiest is the distributor O-ring. Remove air filter assembly remove the distributor cap, then the distributor. With the valve cover still off, loosen the 2 bolts that clamp the distributor down. Remove the 2 terminal leads going into the distributor (4 wire terminal/2 wire terminal) Mark the case of the distributor and the case of the head with one line so you can line it back up on reinstallation. remove the 3 bolts holding the distributor down. Replace O-ring. replace distributor, align, tighten the 2 bolts, then tighten the 3 bolts. replace terminal wiring and cap. replace air filter assembly. Replace valve cover with new gasket. Place spark plug wires back into their proper places. The last one is the oil pan gasket. Drain all oil and remove all blots holding the pan. drop the pan and replace the gasket. Put it all back into place. Do not over tighten the pan bolts as this will cause the gasket to deform, making it leak again.

Nov 22, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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how to change spark plug on a 2001 bmw 318i series 3


Open the hood. The engine should have two plastic covers. There are two caps on each cover use a small screwdriver to pop the caps off (there are prying slots next to each one). Be very careful as these are easy to loose. Next step there is a 10 mm bolt under each cap. Loosen the bolts and remove, again very easy to loose the bolts. Remove the oil fill cap. Remove the covers the passenger side comes off first then the drivers. After covers are removed reinstall oil fill cap. Now you will see the coil packs and harness. Mark each coil pack and harness connection. I start at 1 in the fromnt and count back to 6. The harness and coil should have the same number for each location. The harness removes from each coil very easily be sliding the keeper upward. Use a 10 mm socket and remove the #1 coil (2 bolts per coil) after removing the harness from coil #1. Pull coil directly up and remove it. Now using a ratchet 6" extension and sparkplug socket remove the old plug. Check gap if using aftermarket and install, BMW (OEM) Plugs are different and do not need to be gapped. I recommend BMW (OEM) plugs. Torque to recommend spec. (autozone can give you this). reinstall coil pack insure boot connects to new plug correctly. Tighten bolts and resecure harness. Continue with the rest of the coils and plugs one by one until completed. The reinstall via the removal instructions reversed.

Jul 10, 2010 | 2001 BMW 3 Series

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need torque specs for 83 chevy 350 cylinder head bolts.


Hello there
Torque Specs
These specs may not be correct for your application.
Verify your engine specs with a service manual for your year and model.
always torque bolts in three equal increments
Bolts or Parts Lube or Sealer Torque to: 7/16 Main Caps (2 bolt) Engine Oil 70 ft-lbs. 7/16 Inner Main Caps (4 bolt) Engine Oil 70 ft-lbs. 7/16 Outer Main Caps (4 bolt) Engine Oil 65 ft-lbs. 3/8 Outer Main Caps (4 bolt) Engine Oil 40 ft-lbs. Warning!!! If you are using ARP bolts, you MUST use
their specs. Click Here! 3/8 Connecting Rod Bolt Engine Oil 45 ft-lbs. 11/32 Connecting Rod Bolt Engine Oil 45 ft-lbs. Cylinder Heads
Engine oil
(blind hole)
Sealer
(water jacket)
65 ft-lbs.
Rocker Studs (screw-in) Engine Oil 50 ft-lbs. Oil Pump Engine Oil 65 ft-lbs. Oil Pan Engine Oil 12 ft-lbs. Cam Sprocket (upper gear) Thread Locker 20 ft-lbs. Timing Cover Engine Oil 6 ft-lbs. Intake Manifold
(Cast Iron Heads)
Non- Hardening Sealer 30 ft-lbs. Valve Cover Engine Oil 3 ft-lbs. Exhaust Manifold Anti-Seize Lubricant 25 ft-lbs. Spark Plugs No Lube or Sealer 20 ft-lbs. Flexplate (Automatic)
Flywheel (Clutch)
Thread Locker 60 ft-lbs. Clutch Pressure Plate Thread Locker 35 ft-lbs. Centerbolt
(Harmonic Damper)
Engine Oil 60 ft-lbs. Bellhousing
(Transmission to Block)
Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs. Head Bolt Tightening Sequence
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Apr 16, 2010 | 1983 Chevrolet Chevy

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