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Spark Plug Replacement

Where are the spark plugs in my 2005 Dodge Stratus and how do I replace them?

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The spark plugs are located on top of the engine, underneath a square on top of the valve cover area. Look at this photo:
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You have to remove the two screws, and you'll find the individual coil and spark plugs under that.

Unfortunately, the rear plugs are very hard to get to. You MAY have to have the dealer do the rears- as they may have to take out an engine mounting bolt and tilt the engine forward to get to the rear plugs.

Not an easy job. My dealer charges $260 to replace the plugs.


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I used a 1/4 drive ratchet to remove the rear coil packs. I then used (2) small extentions on my plug socket assembling them as I let the socket down in the hole in the head. It was pretty easy. A rubber hose works well to install the plug into the head.

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I have been a shop owner for years and I tell you this because i have fixed weild little problems just by installing the correct plug. ]
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Good luck
Harry
Mercedes and All Auto Repair.

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