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Is there an easier way to get the spark plugs out other than using pliers? They are almost impossible to get to on the passenger side and even harder to remove. What's the secret?

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Is it a 4.6 V8 or 5.4 V8 or a 4.2 V6 ? Let me know which motor you have and I can tell you how to get it out.

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    johnny wyatt May 15, 2009

    Its the back passenger side of the motor you need to short extensions and a swivel with the 5/8s spark plug socket. Becareful when you connect the swivel to the socket sliding it into the head next still holding the swivel connect the extension and lower into the head. There might be enoungh of the extension sticking out to put the rachet on it if not add the other extension then unloosen. I know it's difficult cause I have done many just take your timing.

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    johnny wyatt May 15, 2009

    Make sure the spark plug socket has a rubber boot in it this will hold the spark plug making easy to take out.

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How to change spark plugs


Front pkugs are fairly easy to access. Rear ones more of a problem. They are impossible to see and even harder to reach ;). Removal of the coil pack bracket, loosening the front engine torque mount (dog-bone), and pulling the engine forward with a ratchet strap can make access to the rear plugs much easier.

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I just bought a pontiac the seller told me i needed some spark plugs and wirers the car cuts off while idleing and back fires. how would i begin to change the spark plugs and wires


passenger side is the even bank
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low cylinder numbers are closest to radiator, highest toward firewall

Use wire pliers so you do not tear the boots or rip the connector ends off the wires.
Get a 5/8 offset distributor wrench.
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Make sure it is clean,

make sure to let it cool completely
Put a box in front of car, draw a fan on it and stab 4 holes on each side of fan with a pen. Do one plug at a time. When you take it out, put it in corresponding hole on box for that cylinder number. This will help you know what clyinders have carbon build up, camshaft condition, compression, ect... by the looks of the plugs.

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Change rear spark plugs 1994 cutlass supreme 3.4


If you got small hands and long arms, you can change the rear spark plugs with the right extensions and swivel spark plug socket. You can get to all three from the top and leaned over the passenger side of the car.
If you need more room, your going to have to tilt the engine forward. Here is how it's done, with the transmission in park and parking brakes on with a block at the BACK wheels. Undo the two dog bone motor mount at the front of the engine, once disconnected with a friend.
Push the car forward once your release the parking brakes, push it just far enough that you tilt the engine forward and not in to the radiator. Once that is done, put on parking brakes and place block at the BACK wheels again, so we don't lose an arm.
This should give you more room to get to the rear spark plugs and yes everything is done by touch to get the plugs out and most likely your going to have to replace the spark plug wires. The old ones will be harder to remove then the front ones and a spark plug wire pliers will works best to removing them.
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sounds like the original wires you have,,,,if so replace then too for when they are fused on it means they are dried out and they loose the ability to perform 100 percent
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I am replacing the the spark plugs and wires on my 92 corvette lt1 engine, but to change the wires seems impossible because they are under pulleys. any suggestions on how i should do it??? should i remove...


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My car is misfiring around the 3rd cylinder, where is the 3rd cylinder?


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Where is the drain plug on a 2000 olds intrigue radiator


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Spark plugs


Your going to need a spark plug socket with a swivel, extension, and a spark plug wire pliers. You can access the spark plugs through the wheel well. you can from the top but that takes too long and you can't get to all of them from there. You can raise the front end just enough to give you some room in the wheel well with out removing the front wheels. To get to the spark plugs, move the wheel well splash guard up and out of the way so you can access the spark plugs on the side of the engine. One the passenger side is the easy one to work out and should take you under 20 min to do all three, change them one at a time so you don't mix the spark plug wires. On the drivers side is work on the #1plug (towards the front) and #5 (towards the fire wall) first and do #3 plug last. Spark plug #3 is behind the shock tower mount, you need to loosen it first with the socket, then remove the socket and remove and install the plugs by had. It should take you almost 10 min just to do that plug and a cramped hand.  When replacing the spark plugs, use anti seize so it's easier to remove the plugs next time and use platinum plugs so your good to go for 100,000 miles unless you have a plug failure due to running too lean or rich. Bring the truck down and place the ignition to the run position for 30 seconds and turn off for 10 seconds and then start and let idle for 1 min then go for a test drive to reset all the engine management sensors.  Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted, be glad to help.

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