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After changing starter and spark plugs on my 1990 Old tornato no spark from plugs where to next alternator? Can I check that without removing?

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I would check the coil. Then the distributor and cap. If they are good make sure battery cables are tight and all grounds are connected to the frame as needed. Is your battery fully charged if not charge it. Also check your ignition switch make sure contacts are good

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SOURCE: Changing spark plugs

it is possible to remove sleeves but if they are stuck on plug you WILL bend them up pretty long as you can get em back on snug enough to protect plug wire boot,who cares if they're a lil beat up.good luck

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Replace the large wire on the back of the alternator,with a new one,it comes off the back to the positive side of the battery,leave the old one on the alternator.

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If you are right and the starter is just clicking and you said your battery is good. Make sure your battery cables are clean, check connections at the starter itself. Also you have to check starter relay swap with a known good relay i usually swap horn and starter relay, if they are the same, that way you can press the horn button to check the relay after you swapped it. But defiantly sounds like either wiring problem or internal starter issues. If everything is good my professional option I would replace starter after all that.

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SOURCE: lexus 2003 es300 spark plug

you do need to remove the upper intake plenum to replace the rear plugs. haven't found a easy way or special tool for the job.

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mate y did u change your starter motor.b4 u change the starter ,was the old starter motor turning the engine?if yes check for your spark.pull one of the spark plug lead put one screw driver inside it,ground it on the body o the car and crank the engineand check it it is sparking,if yes spark is their check for fuel if its coming into the engine and if their is no spark change your disi or coil

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