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Spark plug hose problem

I need help reconnecting the lines to the plugs

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  • Randall LaClaire May 11, 2010

    Please clarify . Did you disconnect all the plug wires and now don't know the order to reconnect them?

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First Pull a Spark Plug and then reconnect it or you can get an extra spark plug and see if you have SPARK.

If No Spark, then write back and we will walk through this

If Spark, then you need to find out if you have GOOD FUEL PRESSURE That is 40 PSI... You do not know if you have good FUEL PRESSURE until you put a Gauge on.

There are 2 of the MOST COMMON things that go wrong.

The 3rd thing is the Crankshaft Position Switch... But that is too far ahead for right now...

Check for Spark and FUEL PRESSURE....

HERE IS A TRICK....
Get a can of STARTING FLUID or ETHER. Pull the Air Box Hose and Spray the ETHER into the HOSE as someone is trying to Start it. IF it starts, you know that it is the FUEL DELIVERY....

Good Luck

Apr 08, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Replace Spark Plugs - 4.6 Litre Mecury Mountaineer/Ford Explorer



Most of the 4.6 Litre engines have some form of plastic cover, mine was held in place with two 11mm nuts at the front and press-fit connection at the back. Remove this cover to gain access to the spark plugs. You may need to disconnect the air hose going to the throttle body and some additional vacuum hose connections. Mark them with masking tape and numbers if you have any question about re-attaching them correctly. Along each side of the intake manifold you will see 4 round coils held in place with a 7mm bolt on each one. Remove the 7mm bolts from each coil. Each of these coils has a connector that will be disconnected by pinching the connector to release the catch and pulling gently. Do not worry about marking them unless the wire harness has been modified. The factory wire harness keeps the connectors next to the correct coil.

Remove each coil and plug connector by gently turning the unit to break the rubber loose from the manifold, then pulling up on the coil/plug connector as a unit. Do not be alarmed if the rubber boot cover comes off, you can easily reattach it to the coil. Once the coils and rubber boots are removed, use your compressed air source or vacuum to remove as much debris from around the spark plugs as possible. Warning: Wear Eye Protection when using compressed air.

Remove the spark plugs using the 5/8" spark plug socket, swivel, extension and ratchet. Some engine installations may require additional extensions or swivels to get the back plugs removed. It normally takes just an 1/8 turn to break the plugs loose and then about 4-6 full turns to fully remove the spark plugs. If the plug does not come out with the socket, use the magnetic pickup tool to pull the plug out. You will not be able to reach it with your fingers.

Using the feeler gauges gap your new spark plugs to the correct gap for your vehicle. A typical spark plug gap for this engine is .054 inch. With the plugs gapped, fit the rubber fuel line to the top of a spark plug and then apply a small dab of anti-seize compound to the plug threads. Work the anti-seize into the threads a little bit and then insert the plug into the engine. The rubber fuel line will prevent you from cross-threading the spark plug and you should be able to turn the plug in about 3/4 turn or more easily. If not, remove the plug and make sure that it has not picked up any debris in the threads. If so, clear it out and try again. Once you have all of the plugs started, use the 5/8" socket to tighten them just 1/8 turn past their stopping point. Do not over tighten as this is the leading cause for plug-blowout with this engine series.
With all of the spark plugs back in, you can then proceed to replace the coil/plug connectors. Replace the 7mm bolts for each coil and tighten them snugly but do not over tighten. With the bolts tight, the coil/plug connector should still rotate slightly. Reconnect the electrical connectors for each coil by gently pushing them in place until they click. They are indexed and will fit only in one direction.

Reconnect the air hose to the throttle body and any vacuum lines that were removed. Replace the plastic engine cover and fasten it in place. That's it, your done.

Most of these engines will operate well on one set of plugs for up to 100,000 miles. When replacing the plugs, I recommend that you use the original Motorcraft Spark Plugs and upgrade to the platinum equivalent if available. You may wish to replace the rubber boots at the same time you replace the spark plugs. With over 96,000 miles, mine were still in great shape. The anti-seize compound will help with the next plug change and a small packet can normally be purchased at the auto parts store for a $1.00. Again, wear eye protection if you are using a compressed air source. The debris can be very dangerous to your eyes at that velocity.
Mechanics work gloves are recommended to shield your hands from cuts and abrasions.

on May 04, 2010 | Mercury Mountaineer Cars & Trucks

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Where are soark plugs


Vehicles: 2000 Kia Sportage 4-cylinder 2.0L MFI DOHC 1998-2002

They're hidden underneath the coil cover, which is partially obscured by the accelerator cable bracket, which is obstructed by the air intake.

They're accessed from the top of the engine.

If you don't have a compressed air line to blow dirt away from around the plugs before removing them, one may blow through a plastic drinking straw (while closing eyes), or use a can of compressed air (with a little red plastic straw) sold for use cleaning computer PC boards/keyboards.

Where the manual (below) says "carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head", you may consider one or another of a couple of experienced mechanic's tricks (used to avoid cross-threading the plug thus damaging the head):
trick 1: start plug by putting plug onto the end of a piece of stiff-ish hose, and
start the threads by gently turning the end of the hose. Once plug has
safely started turning into its threads, switch to a spark plug socket.
trick 2: use the spark plug socket, but carefully start the plug by gently
turning the plug COUNTER-clockwise, until the plug drops a hair - at this
point you know you've found the start of the first thread. Then gently thread
the plug in clockwise.
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Spark Plugs - Removal & Installation

WARNING
Do not attempt to remove spark plugs when the engine is hot.

(1) Disconnect the negative battery cable.
(2) Remove the air intake hose assembly.
(3) Remove the accelerator cable bracket.
(4) Remove the six bolts and coil cover from cylinder head cover.
(5) Remove the four bolts and the two coils from the cover.
(6) Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by twisting the boot and removing.
(7) Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
(8) Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, and then remove.
--------------------------------------------
To install:

(1) Be sure the spark plug gap is set to 0.039-0.043 in. (0.98-1.09mm).
(2) Apply anti-seize compound or light lubricating oil (WD-40 or 3-in-1) to the spark plug threads.
(3) Carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head and torque to 11-17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
(4) Reconnect high tension leads to the spark plugs.
(5) Install the two ignition coils and torque four mounting bolts to 14-19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
(6) Install the coil cover and secure with six bolts
(7) Install the accelerator cable bracket.
(8) Reconnect the air intake hose assembly
(9) Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Dec 02, 2011 | 2000 Kia Sportage

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Can a home mechanic easily change a 1997 Eldorado's spark plugs and wires? Is there anything I need to know - good/bad, hints, etc?; any advice please. I was told this is too difficult to do with...


NORTHSTAR 4.6 ENGINE REMOVE INTAKE MANIFOLD SERVICE COVER FROM THE ENGINE.SPARK PLUGS IN THE VALVE COVER BUT THE SPARK PLUGS NOT HARD TO CHANGE.YOU NEED A LONGER SPARK PLUG SOCKET OR YOU USE REGULAR SIZE PLUG SOCKET USING LONGER EXTENSIONS.YOU NEED SPARK PLUG BOOT PULLER.YOU NEED A UNIVERSAL JOINT.BESURE TO GET PIECE RUBBER HOSE 10 INCHES OR WHAT EVER SIZE PLACE HOSE OVER SPARK PLUGS FOR THE HARD TO REACH SPOTS TO HELP AID SPARK PLUG BACK IN WITHOUT STRIPPING THE THREADS.HOPE THIS HELP.

Aug 05, 2010 | 1997 Cadillac Eldorado

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How do I change spark plugs on a 2005 Mazda MPV 3.0 liter engine?


I just changed plugs on my 05' you have to remove the intake plentum to gain acsess to the rear plugs. First remove plastic cover from top of engine, remove intake hose to throtle body, unplug electrical connections to sensors on plentum, unhook vaccum lines, there are two coolant lines that need to unhooked from underneth throttle body, remove plentum support bolts, one on back and one on right side towards rear, a flash light and a mirror is useful for locating these bolts, there is also two vaccumn lines on the very back off plentum that have to be removed. remove clip on back off plentum that secures the hose that goes across the side of the plentum. Remove the six hold down bolts on plentum, and remove plentum. Spark plugs are acsessed by removing the coil packs for each cylinder, simply remove each coil pack hold down bolt and remove coil, plugs are underneth coil packs, you will need a long extension and a 5/8 spark plug socket to remove plugs.

May 28, 2010 | 2005 Mazda MPV

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CHANGING SPARK PLUGS 2002 TACOMA 4 CYLINDER


Starting on the pasenger side. Remove the intake tube running from the air filter box to the throttle body and disconnect enough tubes to swing it out of the way. The sparkplugs are down below the small coils you see at the end of the sparkplug wires. With a 10mm socket remove bolt holding the coil, disconnect the plug at the top of the coil by squeezing it at the top and pulling straight off the coils.

Pull the coil straight up. there will be about a 6 inch tube that connects to the top of the spark plug when inserted. You will need a 5/8 sparkplug socket and about 2 feet of extensions to make it easy on yourself. Insert the spark plug socket and extensions down the hole you removed the coils with the tube from and remove and replace the sparkplug. Reinstall your coil onto the engine and move to the next one until you have replaced all the plugs on the passenger side.

Make sure you reconnect all the plugs to the coils, hoses to the intake tube and reinstall your intake tube. The drivers side is a little easier. Pop the spark plug wires from their plastic holders to free enough slack to be able to pull your sparkplug wires out of the block. For the plug closest to the front of the engine you will need to remove the 10mm bolt holding the ground wires to the intake manifold to be able to free enough space for removing the plug.

For the middle plug you will need to remove the 10mm bolt holding the bracket that is holding one of the throttle cables at the top of the intake manifold. For the rear plug just pop the flexible hose that runs behind the black metal bracket straight up out of its clip and push it out of the way along with any other hoses that run through this area. Pull the spark plug wire from its place by pulling straight up just like with the coils. there will also be about a 6 inch tube running down to the spark plug at the bottom of these plugs.

Remove and replace the plugs same as before. make sure you reconnect all your hoses and wires to their previous locations. Doublecheck to make sure you reconnect all the ground wires/ brackets. Also you will need to use " twin ground electrode plugs" (see sticker on front of your plastic timing belt cover? to the right of the radiator hose).

May 27, 2010 | 2002 Toyota Tacoma

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How do you change the spark plugs on a 2003 mercury mountaineer 4.6L?


  1. Most of the 4.6 Litre engines have some form of plastic cover, mine was held in place with two 11mm nuts at the front and press-fit connection at the back. Remove this cover to gain access to the spark plugs. You may need to disconnect the air hose going to the throttle body and some additional vacuum hose connections. Mark them with masking tape and numbers if you have any question about re-attaching them correctly. Along each side of the intake manifold you will see 4 round coils held in place with a 7mm bolt on each one. Remove the 7mm bolts from each coil. Each of these coils has a connector that will be disconnected by pinching the connector to release the catch and pulling gently. Do not worry about marking them unless the wire harness has been modified. The factory wire harness keeps the connectors next to the correct coil.
  2. Remove each coil and plug connector by gently turning the unit to break the rubber loose from the manifold, then pulling up on the coil/plug connector as a unit. Do not be alarmed if the rubber boot cover comes off, you can easily reattach it to the coil. Once the coils and rubber boots are removed, use your compressed air source or vacuum to remove as much debris from around the spark plugs as possible. Warning: Wear Eye Protection when using compressed air.
  3. Remove the spark plugs using the 5/8" spark plug socket, swivel, extension and ratchet. Some engine installations may require additional extensions or swivels to get the back plugs removed. It normally takes just an 1/8 turn to break the plugs loose and then about 4-6 full turns to fully remove the spark plugs. If the plug does not come out with the socket, use the magnetic pickup tool to pull the plug out. You will not be able to reach it with your fingers.
  4. Using the feeler gauges gap your new spark plugs to the correct gap for your vehicle. A typical spark plug gap for this engine is .054 inch. With the plugs gapped, fit the rubber fuel line to the top of a spark plug and then apply a small dab of anti-seize compound to the plug threads. Work the anti-seize into the threads a little bit and then insert the plug into the engine. The rubber fuel line will prevent you from cross-threading the spark plug and you should be able to turn the plug in about 3/4 turn or more easily. If not, remove the plug and make sure that it has not picked up any debris in the threads. If so, clear it out and try again. Once you have all of the plugs started, use the 5/8" socket to tighten them just 1/8 turn past their stopping point. Do not over tighten as this is the leading cause for plug-blowout with this engine series.
  5. With all of the spark plugs back in, you can then proceed to replace the coil/plug connectors. Replace the 7mm bolts for each coil and tighten them snugly but do not over tighten. With the bolts tight, the coil/plug connector should still rotate slightly. Reconnect the electrical connectors for each coil by gently pushing them in place until they click. They are indexed and will fit only in one direction.
    Reconnect the air hose to the throttle body and any vacuum lines that were removed. Replace the plastic engine cover and fasten it in place. That's it, your done.

Apr 28, 2010 | 2003 Mercury Mountaineer

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How to change spark plugs on a 4cyl 2005 kia sportage


Inspection
Inspect the spark plug tip for wear and damage. If the tip is covered with carbon, replace the plug. Do not drop or shock the spark plug. If the ceramic body is broken replace the plug.


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Fig. Spark plug inspection points


Removal & Installation
WARNING Do not attempt to remove spark plugs when the engine is hot.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the air intake hose assembly.
  3. Remove the accelerator cable bracket.
  4. Remove the six bolts and coil cover from cylinder head cover.
  5. Remove the four bolts and the two coils from the cover.
  6. Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by twisting the boot and removing.
  7. Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
  8. Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, and then remove.
To install:
  1. Be sure the spark plug gap is set to 0.039-0.043 in. (0.98-1.09mm).
  2. Apply anti-seize compound to the spark plug threads.
  3. Carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head and torque to 11-17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  4. Reconnect high tension leads.
  5. Install the two ignition coils and torque four mounting bolts to 14-19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
  6. Install the coil cover and secure with six bolts
  7. Install the accelerator cable bracket.
  8. Reconnect the air intake hose assembly.
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Have a nice day. Good luck (remember rated this help)

Mar 05, 2010 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Change spark plug wires on 04 kia sedona


REMOVAL OF THE PLUGS:

Do not attempt any maintenance on spark plug if engine is hot. 
1. Disconnect negative battery terminal. 
2. Carefully remove high-tension leads. 
3. Use compressed air to blow any dirt or debris from around spark plug hole. 
4. Check that spark plug fits squarely in spark plug socket and remove spark plug.

Raise a vehicle and install SST(OK552 131 001) in order to replace cylinder 2, 4, 6 spark plug. 

INSTALLATION:

1. Install spark plug into cylinder head.

Tightening torque : 18~22lb-ft (25~30N·m, 2.5~3.0kg-m)

2. Reconnect high-tension leads. 
3. Reconnect negative battery cable. 

Hope this helps and simple to understand. Good luck

Apr 20, 2009 | 2004 Kia Sedona

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Vacuum line or spark plugs?


If the vac. line went to the distributer cap you need to get a new 1 take off the line and take it to the auto parts store and get a new 1. What that vac. line does is adjust the timing when you give the car gas. Did he make shur to gap the plugs to the wright gap? If he did and you put a new vac. line on check all of the vac. line if they have cracks change them. If the still runs ruff he might have moved the distributer, or he might have got the wires wrong if he changed the spark plug wires. Change the vac. lines first they are cheap.

Apr 13, 2009 | 1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88

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