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2002kia sedona changing spark plugs

Hi I need to know how to change the spark plugs and cables on a 2002 kia sedona...I was told the first three were fairly easy to get to but the ones in the back are a bear...My mechanic says that I am having an issue with those as well as the timing belt..This is gonna cost me 1300 bucks...I would like to try to replace those myself if I can...I would greatly appreciate it...I need a guide to show me how to fix it as well if possible

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  • rbstt4 Oct 29, 2008

    i cannot even locate the back plugs. it looks as if the intake manifold has to come off the access them. is this true?

  • shacky36 Oct 29, 2008

    That is what I understand....Need someone who can tell me how to do this.....Is it something a novice can do...



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Well, here it your delima. The intake manifold covers the back 3 plugs, You will need to replace those gaskets on the manifold as well. The only other thing I know is that there is a bracket on the back side of the motor. You must loosen it from the bottom. I would rather not see a novice do this with someone working closely with him.
The Timing Belt is probably an age or milage issue. A novice SHOULD NEVER attempt that. It the safest thing is to replace it. This way an old belt doesn't give out and do severe engine damage. I'm not saying it's going to happen. It's a gamble though.
That's the best advice I can give.

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