I bought some spark plugs for my 4cy Camry but can not find them nor the plug wires when I look around the motor. Are they under that black cover over the motor that says "16 Valve"? Anything special about removing the cover and replacing the plugs? Thank you
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Take out a spark plug, lay the plug (with the spark plug wire attached)on the engine and turn the motor over, if it sparks, your getting fire, Try each plug, works best a night so you can see the spark.
With the hood open, there is 4 spark plugs and their location is in the front side of the engine. Each plug has a spark plug wire attached to it. The spark plug wires run from the right side of the engine from the coils to the spark plugs.
Caution, make sure you clean around each plug before removing them so you don't get debris in the cylinders.
The spark plugs are located in the front upper half of the motor (4 of them). Each spark plug has a spark plug wire connected to it. The spark plug wires run from the drivers side of the engine to the spark plug so just follow the wires to each of the spark plug locations.
In the 2.2 they are under the top coil assembly,
which is a long plastic peice with the igniton module on the right end with wiring connector hooked in it.
take the 4 10mm bolts loose from the top and the 10mm bolt holding the cable on the right side of the engine head and carefully unplug the wiring connector on the module. this will let you lift the coils assembly
out after removing the 4 bolts. the coil assembly is pressed into the rubbers which will need to be pulled out after coil assembly removal. the spark plugs will be in the holes. Use a 6 inch 3/8 drive extesion with 5/8 inch spark plug socket. after loosening the spark
plugs if they don't come out with the socket use a stick mechanics magnet to remove, it will pull on the metal on the end of the spark plug while you gently
pull them up. this will save you time if they drop into
the hole. make sure they are completely loose.
when you put he new sparks plugs in after gaping them to specs put the long rubber in each hole,
push with your thumb smartly to seat on the plug,
you will feel a slight click, then put the coil assembly
on and push smartly not to crack it then keep it level as you put the 10mm bolts in. put all the bolts in a few turns before tightening them one at a time.
there are 2 covers that are over the plugs the first is the big silver and black cover that has four
10mm bolts remove them and then there is a small black cover that is inbetween the two humps on the valve cover i think that there 6 bolts that holdthat down remove this and the coils and plug wires are visable
You aer not clear about your problem, when replacing plugs and wires all the boots need to stay in place, the larger boot goes around the spark plug, making sure the metal is secure around the tip of the plug, the oppisite end fits the distributer cap, making sure the metal at the end of the wire is securely in the hole. You said you have 3 boots, you should boots for each end of each plug wire and a plug wire for each spark plug
Find out what your spark plug gap is, and the size of plugs you require from your owners manuel. Purchase a Spark plug socket for your rachett (also a rachett extension if you dont have one) And a set of Gap Measurers. Pull out the spark plug leads from the base making sure you don't pull on the cable (can damage the lead if you yank on the cable instead of the boot) and then screw out the old sparkplug and check for damage/wear. Set the gap on your new sparkplugs and screw them back in using a torque wrench for the final turn or if you don't have one only hand (do the final turn without using the rattchet just grab the wratchet extension and twist with your hand).
Yes sir! Those four square black modules are the distributor caps for the spark plugs - ie they distribute the high voltages to the plugs to ignite your gas that makes your car go :)
Be careful when you're unscrewing the plugs - there is likely grease, oil, or dirt around them and knocking any of this through the spark plug hole down into the cylinder is potentially damaging to the engine. Best of luck!
1. Purchase a wrench for spark plugs
2. pull the tension wires from engine.
3. insert the wrench until wrench gets a grip of spark plug
4. turn until plugs are completely loose
5. do this for the rest of the plugs
6. replace old with new plugs.
7. do the same thing but now, you tighten the plug (like screws)
8. return the tension wires
* remember to know exactly the correct location of each tension wires, return to it's exact location (length of wires will help)
* as you take out old plugs, cover the hole where plugs are placed for it not to get dirty.
* in replacing, make sure that plugs are tightly inserted (not to tight though)