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Changing spark plugs and spark plug wires on a 4 cyl. 1998 Jetta

I want to change the spark pugs and the spark plug wires, but the air cover stands on the way. I thought about taking that out, but is seems like a nightmare, since all those numerous bolts are baked basically, and it will be tough to remove them. Trying to reach the two inner plugs also seems tough. Any idea how I should go about removing them? Is there any tool that can reach these middle plugs? even removing the wires seems to be tough.  The second part of my question: besides changing the plugs and the wires should I also change the distributor or anything else? I have bought this car used a few days ago and I want to make sure that these expendable stuff are replaced. Thank you.

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The only way to remove the wires is to take the intake off.Its not that hard mine has 250,000 on it and it comes apart fine. But you need some special sockets and then it would even out if you paid somebody capable to do it for you. the plugs can be changed I use a swivel socket and a extension. The distributor should be fine I assume you meant the cap and rotor, that is easy but the clips that hold it down can be tricky to but back on. If it looks too difficult or scares you dont do it.

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