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First of all mark the plug wires from front to back, before removing them, 1,2,3,4,ect. after that remove wires, use spark plug socket to remove plugs, talk to someone at parts house and they will gap new plugs to proper specs. remove old plugs one at a time while installing new ones, it is easy once you get started

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How to change Spark Plugs in a 2007 Toyota Rav-4 with a 3.5 V-6 engine


1. Check the gap at the base of the new spark plugs with a spark plug gap tool. If the gap on any plug is not between 0.039 and 0.043, exchange the plug for a new one. Do not attempt to adjust the gap on the plugs.
2. Open the two latches on the passenger's side of the air-filter box. Pull the front half of the air box toward the front of the engine and push it to the side. Remove the air filter from inside the air-filter box. This allows you access to the ignition coil packs.
3. Unplug the wiring harness from the top of one coil pack. Remove the bolt securing the coil pack with a ratchet and socket, and pull the coil up from the engine.
4. Remove the spark plug using a ratchet, 6-inch extension and a spark plug socket.
5. Hand-tighten the new spark plug into the RAV4's engine and torque it to 14 foot-pounds with a torque wrench, 6-inch extension and a spark plug socket.
6. Squeeze a small amount of dielectric grease into the rubber boot at the bottom of the ignition coil pack. Push the coil pack onto the new spark plug until it clicks into place. Tighten the coil pack bolt to 6 to 7 foot-pounds with a torque wrench, 6-inch extension and a spark plug socket. Reconnect the wiring harness on the top of the coil pack.
7. Replace all four spark plugs, by repeating Steps 4 through 7 on all four plugs.
8. Sit the air filter back into the air-filter box. Reinstall the front half of the air-filter box and close the latches to lock it in place.


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Dec 17, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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Misfiring ...check engine light came on..Had test done on it they said I needed to change spark plugs and coils . Will that take care of the issue at hand?


Not really

There is no test,that knows about your spark plugs

Spark Plugs get changed at 70,000 miles and the L/S
has a special plug ,with a certain size center electrode

They are made by NGK,even if they say Motorcraft

You only change the bad coil,usually only 1 coil.

Feb 25, 2011 | 2002 Lincoln LS

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I have just hit 99k miles. What type of service do I need to have done on truck? Change spark plugs? I don't have the owners manual...


Well, not knowing what has been done previously, here's a list of some things that need to be done.

Manual says.....
Spark plugs, AC Delco 41-103's
Radiator flush

But these things should be done also, if not done already....
Clean your throttle body, this should be done more often than, maybe once a year...
Transmission filter with new fluid...or you can do a flush..use the new Dexron 6 product that GM has out now, good stuff.
Change your fuel filter and air filter
May look at changing your upstream 02 sensor
Differential fluids
Transfer case fluid, if it's 4x4
Inspect all vaccum lines

Feb 24, 2011 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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What does a major tune up for a 2004 chevy impala consist of? What should be done and needs to be done?


New spark plugs, oil and oil filter, transmission flush and fill, fuel filter, air filter, coolant flush and fill, clean throttle body plate and bore, clean the MAF sensor, replace any loose or cracked vacuum lines, PCV valve, new air filter, new battery.

99% of the time all you should ever need for a tune up is new spark plugs, and a clean air filter and throttle body. But since your inquiry indicated "major" I gave it more critical thought.

Feb 18, 2011 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

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Change rear spark plugs 1994 cutlass supreme 3.4


If you got small hands and long arms, you can change the rear spark plugs with the right extensions and swivel spark plug socket. You can get to all three from the top and leaned over the passenger side of the car.
If you need more room, your going to have to tilt the engine forward. Here is how it's done, with the transmission in park and parking brakes on with a block at the BACK wheels. Undo the two dog bone motor mount at the front of the engine, once disconnected with a friend.
Push the car forward once your release the parking brakes, push it just far enough that you tilt the engine forward and not in to the radiator. Once that is done, put on parking brakes and place block at the BACK wheels again, so we don't lose an arm.
This should give you more room to get to the rear spark plugs and yes everything is done by touch to get the plugs out and most likely your going to have to replace the spark plug wires. The old ones will be harder to remove then the front ones and a spark plug wire pliers will works best to removing them.
Thank you for using fixy and be safe, after spark plugs replaced, just reinstall everything the revers.

Jun 29, 2010 | 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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How often do you have to tunne up a Venture 2000.


Well you should have a tune up about every 30,000 miles or so and you should change at least spark plugs and spark plug wires,you can also change air filter if needed and fuel filter.

Apr 05, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Venture

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Truck would not start. It will cranck the engine, but will lot start. Changed spark plugs and spark plug wires.


Changing the plugs and wires isn't necessary to get it started. Was it okey before you worked on it? You need spark and fuel,preferably at the correct time. What have you checked out and what tests have you done.

Oct 05, 2009 | 1998 GMC Sierra

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Changing spark plugs on lincoln town car


Remove the spark plug wires, remove the spark plugs,replace them. Do this one cylinder at a time if you never did it. On that year you may need to remove the upper intake to access the plugs on one side. In that case go to a shop. This would not be a novice job.

Jun 28, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Town Car

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How to change spark plugs 1998 Expedition


Hi Glloyd806

the spark plug gap is .054
This is at best difficult and if not done right can destroy your heads ( about $2700.00). My advice is to have the dealership take the risk. However, If you decide to change the spark plugs yourself you'll need to know a few critical things first.
The 5.4L has aluminium heads, there is a design flaw in that the thread depth is to shallow, only 4 or 5 threads. because of this it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to apply anti-sieze on the threads of each spark plug and torque the plugs to NO MORE THAN 14 LBS. Also, if the plugs have been improperly changed before, it is to late, and you will rip the threads out when removing the old plugs.
Still wanting to do it yourself? OK here is how it is done;
Each spark plug has it's own coil, you will need a 8mm socket to remove the retaining bolt. Then disconect the coil wires on the coil. pull out the coil assembly (coil and boot). they may be stuck a little so you may need to wiggle it out. Now you are ready to remove the spark plug. You will need a THIN WALLED 5/8in spark plug socket, at least one extension, and on the #3,4,7, and 8 spark plugs you'll need a universal joint. the holes that the spark plugs are in are machined very thght and I found that I needed to try several different sockets before I found one that would fit inside the hole. Remove the old plug. apply anti-sieze on the threads of the new plug and install. DON'T CROSS THREAD, THERE IS ON SECOND CHANCE! TIP.. replace the old rubber boot with a new one and apply a liberal amount of spark plug moisture protectant gel inside the boot, spark plug end, this will save you from spark plug mis-fire due to moisture in the future. Place the new boot back on the coil and place the coil/boot back into the spark plug hole, it may need some wiggeling. Replace the coil retaining bolt (anti-sieze), reconnect the coil wires. Now do this 7 more times.

In all honesty, take it to a Mechanic, because this is a real pain in the....

Best of luck, and I'm not responsible for any damages you do :(

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Feb 24, 2009 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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Car wont start


these cars go through coil packs regularly as the packs overheat due to their position on the end of the engine. I have 3 lanos and have replaced all coil packs at around 90,000 k's.
Hope this helps.

Nov 12, 2008 | 2000 Daewoo Lanos

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