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Changing spark plugs

Im not sure how 2 do it I cant even locate my sparkplugs on my 2002 Kia Optima. Where are they?

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Hi there the reason you don't see the plugs is that they will be under a coil pack or separate coils go are the days of plugs at the end of the plug lead there could be covers over them be logical the plugs will be in the head normally between the camshafts if it twin cam.
hope this helps you Regards JR

Posted on May 30, 2009


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