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How do you change the spark plugs

I just came from the Firestone Store and they wanted 202.00 labor to change the plugs

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  • triff873 Oct 23, 2008

    How do you get to the spark plugs?

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The only thing you need is the appropriate plug socket extension bar and ratchet handle.Undo and remove/replace one plug at a time so you dont get the h/t leads mixed up Also when removing the h/t leads remove with a twisting motion they will be tight but keep twisting as you pull and they will come off.Be as gentle as possible with the h/t leads as they are quite fragile.When you buy the plugs ask the store to make sure the spark plug gap is right for your vehicle as there are some variations.Good luck and good on ya for not being ripped off and doing it yourself!

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Just have to unscrew the two black cover and than, on the left side of the car unscrew the 3 coils to have access to the spark plugs. On the right side, you have direct access. Thats it. Good luck!

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**** my *** you *** you can't just get to the plugs like that im looking at it right now!!!!
did you ever do it your self or just read it in a fagazine.

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  • jlfirstas Feb 11, 2011

    I just changed plugs in a sorento, 3 hours, mass airflow , multiple braces and 2 large brackets then plactic covers over the coils . Passenger side fairly easy, drivers side a real pain

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