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Spark plug just want to know if i need a special wrench to change my spark plugs not much room? tanks!

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Get a spark plug socket with the hex head on the top. Put it on the plug and use a wrench to turn it. You should purchase a deep 5/8" spark plug socket. Those are a pain you know where! Try not to let the plug wires sit on the exhaust manifold either or your will be replacing them again soon.
Good luck .....Scott

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