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Want to change spark plugs on a nissan 2000 maxima

What do I need to remove to accesses the spark plugs at the rear of the engine. i figured out how to remove the plugs in the front of the engine, however the plugs towards the rear of the engine appears as if I have to remove a lot of stuff. I am kind of handy, but I have never tuned up this car I have over 100.000 miles on the original plugs and they are due to be replaced. Please if you can help it would be great. I Lost my job so I can't afford to go to a shop with certified mechanics. I need to do this myself.


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  • fgf Apr 14, 2009

    Do I have to remove the intake manifold to get to the rear plugs?

  • fgf Apr 16, 2009

    Thanks for the tip.

  • fgf Apr 16, 2009

    Whwere do i find the oxigen sensor in this car??

  • fgf Apr 23, 2009

    Mr Murray, thanks so much for your imput it was pretty straight forward replacing the plugs. I save myself some expence. The "Stealership wanted $350.00 for a tune up"

    When you are out of work this is a lot of savings. Thank you so much. God bless.

  • fgf Apr 23, 2009

    By the way, where do I find the oxigen sensor in the Nissan Maxima 2000? is there anything else I have to replace or check for the emmissions troubleshooting.



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The rear plugs on this car are relatively easy to change. First locate the electrical connectors on the rear coils and remove them. Next, take a 10mm socket and remove the bolt that hold the coils to the engine block and remove each coil. The last step is to remove each plug and install the new ones. You may need various extensions and such, but it is very do-able and you do not need to remove the air plenum as you do with the 3.5 engine used in 2002.

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