Question about 1999 Dodge Caravan

2 Answers

Spark plug removal ??

I am running out of space when I go to change the spark plugs. with the ratchet, extension, and spark plug socket I am simpley ruinning out of space. the plugs And wires are toward the back of the van. Any advice?

Posted by on

  • radicalrad3 Jan 22, 2009

    1999 Caravan lug nuts on front are cutting larger wholes into wheels. The wheels are properly seated on logs and hub.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Dodge Master
  • 1,779 Answers

I have a 98 grand voyager,w/ the 3.3 engine, and yes, the 3 plugs on the side of the engine near the firewall are a real joy to change. If you are planning on keeping the van, put high quality platinum plugs, they are good for 100k miles (hopefully!), so u won't have to deal w/ this again.
Use a 3/8" drive ratchet, spark plug socket, and extension. 1/2" drive is too bulky. I'm not sure, but I may have used one of those swivel adapters to help get the right angle. I also took off the serpentine belt so I could move the alternator to gain some room on the passenger side (push the alternator towards the back of the car after removing the serpentine belt and the 4 alternator bracket bolts. This allows u to get at plug #1. For plugs 3 + 5 remove the resonator and the intake strut bolt @ the cylinder head. Remove the intake strut bolt @ the intake manifold and swing the strut out of the way. Plugs 2, 4, +6 are easy, as u know. You should coat the plug threads w/anti-seize compound, so u or the next poor soul that has to change the plugs will be able to get them out. And when you are done, u have 100k miles before u have to go thru this again. Good Luck countrycurt0




Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 178 Answers

Hello the easy way to do these plugs put your car up on ramps front end only use jack stands under vehicle get a long 18 inch or longest extentions put them together with a swivel socket 5/8 reach from under car you can actually see what your working on from here it seems like its a lot of work but when you see its a lot easier goodluck

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to change spark plugs on a 2009 Saturn Outlook


Get a spark plug socket for 3/8" ratchet and a 3/8" ratchet extension probably at least 3" to go with your 3/8" ratchet. The socket must match the size of your new spark plugs. Find them and replace them by removing the boot (rubber wire) on top of each plug. However many cylinders you have = how many spark plugs. Find them all. Put a little oil on the threads of the new ones so they don't sieze.

Mar 19, 2016 | 2009 Saturn Outlook

1 Answer

Steps to change a spark plug


Open hood remove spark plug wires get your spark plug socket, place over plug and remove.
tools needed, spark plug socket, extension and ratchet.

Apr 15, 2014 | 2005 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Steps to change a spark plug


easy job replace one spark plug at a time.you need buy new set of spark plug wires and spark plugs.reason need new wires possible old ones will break from inside plug boot when you remove plug wires.you need basic 3/8 ratchet wrench.you need long short extensions.need spark plug socket.need spark plug gap gauge.need a universal joint connect to the extensions to reach sharp angles.make sure engine cold when replacing spark plugs could damage heads.use a 12 inch piece vacuum hose to help aid in installing sparks in hard reach spaces with out damaging crosss threading plugs threads and cylinder head threads to plug.

Apr 25, 2013 | 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

How to change spark plugs


Tools: ratchet, spark plug sockets, extensions.

Remove spark plug wires, attach extension and socket to ratchet, turn counter clockwise and remove. Install in reverse.

Apr 14, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How do I access the spark plugs on a 2007 Chevy Malibu 4-cyl?


the spark plugs are located under the coil packs, you will need to unplug 1 of the coil wire connections, and then use a 1/4 " ratchet, or 3/8" ratchet and a 10 milimeter socket to remove the nut that holds down the coil pack to the engine, once the nut is removed, then grasp the upper end of the plug wire that goe's down into the head, turn it back and forth to loosen it up, and then pull this out and you can then use a 3/8 "ratchet, and a extenstion, with a 5/8 socket to remove the spark plugs, plugs should be removed when the engine is cold, not hot, because it is easy to strip the plugs threads in the head when the engine is hot, so again, change them only when engine is cold, hope that this information has helped you.

Apr 18, 2011 | Chevrolet Malibu Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change plugs on honda odyssey 2005


you will need
8mm
10mm
5/8 spark plug socket
3/8 ratchet
3/8 extension (it could be 4in and longer)
and spark plugs factory plugs are pregap iridium
spark plug torque is 13.0 lb.ft
coil torque 8.7 lbf.ft
spark plug part # NGK 1zfr5k-11
# DENSO pkj16dr-m11
and spark plug anti seize on spark plug thread
what you need to do is remove the plastic cover 8mm socket or 10mm sockets
now remove the spark plug covers and remove the spark plug coils too 10mm head bolt you will need a 5/8 spark plug socket and a 3/8 ratchet and a 3/8's extension too
you need OEM spark plugs they work the best
hope this will help

May 22, 2010 | 2005 Honda Odyssey

2 Answers

Remove and replace spark plugs


not to bad you'll need long extension, front one are there in view, the back one's remove spark plug boot (long one) and with extension you can reach spark plug's.

Dec 11, 2009 | 2000 Mazda MPV

1 Answer

Spark plugs


The spark plugs are right in the top of the head, through the valve cover.. There are 4 of them.. 2 are under ignition coils, and the other 2 are hooked to the coils with plug wires.

Open the hood to the Sportage. Do not perform this repair on a hot engine. If it is hot, allow it to cool down before going any further.
Locate and remove the air intake hose assembly to get it out of the way. Use the appropriate screwdrivers to loosen any clamps.
Locate and remove the accelerator throttle cable bracket using the ratchet and socket or a hand wrench.
Remove the coil cover from the cylinder head cover using the ratchet and socket. There are six bolts.
Remove the cylinder head cover. There are four bolts and two coils. Twist the boot on the high tension leads attached to each spark plug and pull them off. Inspect the spark plug cavity to ensure there is no debris or dirt inside. If so, blow it out or vacuum it out.
Place the spark plug socket onto the 12-inch long extension and ratchet and insert it onto the spark plug. Remove the spark plugs. The Gap to the new plugs should be between .039 to .043 inches
Apply a very light coat of anti-seize compound lubricant to the threads of the new spark plug(s). Install the spark plug into the cylinder using the extension and socket only. Do not use the ratchet to tighten until you're sure the spark plug has threaded into the bore correctly. Cross threading a spark plug can damage the cylinder head.
Tighten the plug to 13 to 15 foot pounds using the spark plug socket, the extension and the adjustable torque wrench. Reconnect the tension leads, the coils and four bolts to the cylinder head cover, the coil cover and six bolts, the accelerator throttle cable bracket, the air intake hose.
Test start the Sportage to ensure it's running properly and have a great day.

Jul 12, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sportage

2 Answers

How do I change the rear spark plugs on a 1998 Olds Intrigue?


if they unscrew easy then your good to go. have you ever changed plugs before? sometimes if they are hard to get to you need the right socket extension,swivels. probably the best tip i can give you is that if a plug doesnt come out leave it in, it costs lots of money to get a stuck plug out of engine. let me know if you need help

Apr 01, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

1 Answer

How to change spark plugs on 2005 acura tl


Hi,

you need a 6 inch extension, short 3/8 ratchet, 5/8 plug socket, 3/8 swivel "u" joint, (sold at sears) 8mm 1/4 drive socket deep well and 1/4 inch ratchet.

find the coil packs (6 total, three in each head.)
remove the two retaining nuts holding each coil pack using 1/4 8mm socket and ratchet.
twist the pack to break the sticking boot below.
pull up (be careful to not rip the boots however it may still happen but rare.)
remove coil packs, the rear is a little more difficult with the intake.
use 6" extension and u joint and ratchet to remove plugs and replace.
reverse order to assemble. Good luck, and hoped this helped.

Nov 05, 2008 | 2005 Acura TL

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Dodge Caravan Logo

201 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63242 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21981 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...