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I cant find 3 out of 6 spark plugs on a 3.0 can you help please i found the three up top in the back by the firewall

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Hello! The back three plugs are located under the coils much like the front three. 4 mm Allen bolts hold the plastic cover in place.
#2-4-6 are left to right on rear bank. #1-3-5 are left to right on the front. If you are going to change the plugs they come gapped at .042". Use magnetic sockets (8 mm, 10mm) with a 10" extension.
You can make life easier by removing the Purge Control Valve to make access to #6 (two 12mm nuts).

The coils have green sliders that you push to release the coil connectors. Then unbolt the the coils, pull up and out; Walla!!! There are the plugs.

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i cant find 3 out of 6 spark plugs on a 3.0 can - 101376717 If you located the 3 back by the firewall (clostest to the interior of the car) the other 3 should be visible toward the front of the car. Hope the picture helps you locate the other 3

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