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  1. Remove the ignition coil housing.
    NOTE Remove any water and debris from the spark plug holes before spark plug removal with compressed air. Remove the spark plugs with a spark plug socket.
  2. Inspect the spark plugs.
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    Fig. To remove the cover, unfasten the four bolts, then pull the assembly straight up from the engine
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