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Hello, i need to know what all is needed to chage the rear spark plugs in my 04 sante fe? do i need a new intake gasket ect. thanks in advance.

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  • montecars972 Mar 03, 2009

    have you done this before? it looks really tight in there? i read another post where a guy took the intake off, and replaced the gasket. that is why i questioned this. but i didn't think so i just want to make sure i have everything once to go the job and not have to run to the store. more then once.


  • montecars972 Mar 03, 2009

    have you done this before? it looks tight in there. i read another post where a guy took the intake off and changed the gasket. that is why i am wondering. i didn't think you would have to take it off but i just wanted to make sure to only make one store run. and it looks very tuff to get back there.


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I replaced mine. I had to remove the plenum to get to the rears. It can be a pain. When removing the plenum, make it easier on yourself and unbolt all of the brackets from the plenum first rather than remove all of the vacuum hoses etc. Also, you will want to replace the intake gasket. It's a thin, metal crush gasket. I also replaced my plug wires so that I wouldn't have to take the plenum off again any time soon.

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You shouldn't need any of that if you have the right tools for the job such as a swivel, extensions and the right socket of course. It wouldn't make any sense for them to build a vehicle in which case you would have to disassemble things from the cylinder head to replace a few spark plugs

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    Michael Rouse Mar 03, 2009

    How many miles are on the car?


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