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You don,t have to reset the engine ...why?

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Need to replace sparkplugs on 2002 ford escape


well replace spark plugs is not a hard job,when replacing spark plugs, good time to replace plug wires also.you need to replace one spark plug at a time so you wont mix up firing order. you need a spark socket, torque wrench, 3/8 ratchet wrench, 3/8 short and long extensions,you need a spark plug gap gauge.spark plug gap for 2.0 engine 0.051 the 3.0 engine spark plug gap is 0.052 - 0.056. just follow spark plug wires they will lead you to the spark plugs.warning wait until engine cool down first because removing spark plugs from hot engine could damaged the aluminum heads,use compressed to blow away debris before removing spark plugs keep debris falling into the cylinders.wear safety glasses if you use compress air and use small amount anti seize compound to the spark plug threads.good idea slip a short length rubber hose over the end of spark plug to use as a tool thread it into place.reason i use piece vacuum hose it will grip the spark plug enough to turn it, but will start to slip if the plug begin to cross thread.when installing spark plug, it should turn at least few times if spark plug start tighten before 1/4 turn thread cross threading need to back off start over dont keep turning you will stripped spark plugs threads in the head also damage spark plug threads, so be careful, good luck with job.

Aug 26, 2012 | 2002 Ford Escape

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Why will it not start


does it backfire ? if so try resetting distributor , check timing , also check compression .

Mar 13, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Describe your how fix my pontiac 2000 montana Problem changing spark plugs



Inspection

Inspect for the correct routing of the spark plug wires. Improper routing may cause cross-firing. Inspect each wire for any signs of cranks or splits in the wire. Inspect each plug wire boot for tearing, piercing, arcing, carbon tracking or a corroded terminal.
If there is any corrosion, carbon tracking or arcing indicated on a plug wire boot or terminal, both the plug wire and component it was connected to should be replaced.


Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  3. Remove the left side plug wires from the retaining clips.
  4. Rotate the engine for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. Remove the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  6. Remove the plug wires from the retaining clip.
  7. Remove the spark wires from the ignition coils.
  8. Remove the plug wire assembly from the engine.
    NOTE If you are replacing the spark plug wires, the spark plug wire conduit and retaining clips should be transferred to the replacement wires.

To install:
  1. Install the right side plug wires to the ignition coils and then the spark plugs.
  2. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clip.
  3. Rotate the engine back to the original position.
  4. Install the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coils and then to the spark plugs.
  5. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.

3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  3. Remove the left side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    2. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
    3. Remove the left side spark plug wire clips from the intake manifold and heater inlet and outlet pipe.
    4. Remove the left side spark plug wire assembly.

  4. If removing the right side spark plug wires, the engine must be rotated for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. After rotating the engine, remove the right side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ignition coil.

  6. Remove the right side spark plug wire clip from the ignition coil bracket.
  7. Remove the right side spark plug wire assembly.

To install:
  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2. Install the right side spark plug wire clip at the ignition coil bracket.
  3. Connect the plug wires to the ignition coil and spark plugs.
  4. If the engine was rotated for access, return the engine to the original position.
  5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.

Feb 05, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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How to replace spark plugs in a kia sorento


The 2006 KIA Sorento is a smaller SUV with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine uses six spark plugs to run the engine properly. There will be three spark plugs on each side of the engine. All six spark plugs will need to be changed at the same time to ensure that all six are working equally. The spark plugs are in plain sight on the right and left side of the engine and have rubber wires connected to the top of each one.
  1. 1 Insert the edge of the spark-plug gapping tool under the meal arm in the center of the one of the new spark plugs and turn the gapper until the number .038 is in the center of the metal arm. Repeat this for all other new spark plugs.
  2. 2 Open the hood of the 2006 KIA Sorento and remove a rubber wire from one of the spark plugs. Use the ratchet and spark-plug socket to remove that spark plug from the engine.
  3. 3 Insert the new spark plug into the hole where the old plug was. Hand-tighten the new spark plug until you are certain it is seated properly, then tighten it further using the ratchet and spark-plug socket. Replace the rubber wire to the top of the new spark plug.
  4. 4 Repeat for all other new spark plugs. Once you have replaced all six spark plugs and replace the rubber wires to the tops of them, close the hood.

Jan 21, 2011 | 2006 Kia Sorento

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My engine runs good but my engine lights up. i scanned it and its showing something about my #6 cylinder


try changing plug wires around and resetting computer by disconnecting battrey for 10 mins recheck see if different cylinder # comes up, if it does you have a bad spark plug wire

Oct 11, 2009 | 1991 Ford Explorer

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Light, radio, check lights come on, won't start. Have cleaned battery terminals,tried resetting emergency lock, checked relays, still nothing


you need to determine if your getting fuel 1st.
second check for spark at spark plugs and then work back from the plugs or fuel line which ever till you find the problem,could be fuel pump,filter,distributor,to many variables to answer with little info need engine info,is there a check engine light and if so what code.

Oct 01, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I need the diagram to put the spark plug cables


2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L SFI OHV 6cyl
Spark Plug Wires - Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE Twist the spark plug boot one-half turn in order to release the boot. Pull on the spark plug boot only. Do not pull on the spark plug wire or the wire could be damaged.
  2. Remove the intake manifold cover, if required.
  3. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  4. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
  5. Remove the spark plug wire clips from the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
  6. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
  7. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
  8. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  9. Disconnect the right side spark plugs from the ignition coils.
  10. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
  11. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
To install:
  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2. Connect the right side spark plugs to the ignition coils.
  3. Connect the right side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
  4. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
  5. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  6. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
  7. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coil.
  8. Install the spark plug wire clips to the MAP sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
  9. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
  10. Install the intake manifold cover, if required.

Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.5L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 2.4L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.5L & 3.9L Engines Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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I really hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Sep 23, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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Cant find the spark plug location on 2002 4cyl tacoma


Locate the spark plug cover on the engine.On some Toyota Tacoma engines, the cover is across the top of the engine. On others, it is along the side 4 cyl. Remove the cover to reveal the ignition coils and spark plugs wires. The spark plug wires are plugged directly into the engine and the ignition coils are in the tip of the spark plug wire.
Remove the coil and wire from the spark plug. Twist and pull the plug out of the engine. Remove the spark plug from the cylinder well with a socket extender and socket wrench. Turn the wrench to the left to unscrew the spark plug from the engine.

Discard the old spark plug and apply a coat of anti-seize compound to the threads of the new spark plug.

Insert the new spark plug into the socket. Use the socket and extension to screw the spark plug into place.

Return the ignition coils and spark plug wires to the engine and turn it to lock the plug in place. Repeat the entire the process with the remaining spark plugs.

Replace the spark plug cover when all of the spark plugs are replaced.

Good luck and hope this helps and The spark plug tension may range between 11 and 15 foot pounds, depending on the size of the spark plug. The correct tension is indicated on the spark plug's packaging.

Apr 19, 2009 | Toyota Tacoma Cars & Trucks

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Error code p0303 cylinder 3 misfire My 2002 Ford Escape was in a front-end collision requiring the replacement of the radiator and cooling lines, etc. When it came back from the body shop the check engine...


It is possible that the wire may have been damaged and is arcing. Check the wire, may also be the plug. If that doesnt solve the issue it could be the ignition coil.

Apr 06, 2009 | 2002 Ford Escape

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