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I need to know how to change the back three spark plugs located under manifold. i am truely a rookie in auto repair and do not have the money to take in so i am doin myself. respectfully treat me as such. i have a 2004 kia optima 6 cylindar and was able to change the front three but i am not sure on the back three. please help i do not want to make a small project into a large expensive project.

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On Ford Escape you have to pull intake manifold Not real bad has oring gasket and is plastic. May be simular FORD charges $600 to do it.

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Not familiar with this engine, but I had a six cylinder van once and had to remove the exhaust manifold to replace 3 of the glow plugs on one side (diesel equivalent of spark plugs). This might be the only way.

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