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How to change spark plugs on 2003 camry

How to change spark plugs on the camry 2003 1mz-fe engine

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  • anthonysna Jan 06, 2009

    No how do you get to the 3 plugs which is at the back.

    The front 3 are easy.



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Find out what your spark plug gap is, and the size of plugs you require from your owners manuel. Purchase a Spark plug socket for your rachett (also a rachett extension if you dont have one) And a set of Gap Measurers. Pull out the spark plug leads from the base making sure you don't pull on the cable (can damage the lead if you yank on the cable instead of the boot) and then screw out the old sparkplug and check for damage/wear. Set the gap on your new sparkplugs and screw them back in using a torque wrench for the final turn or if you don't have one only hand (do the final turn without using the rattchet just grab the wratchet extension and twist with your hand). 

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