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How hard is it to do a tune up yourself?

I have a 2005 solara and normally take it to a shop. It's more than just changing the spark plugs I assume? Thought if it wasn't to tough I may save some money if I do it myself. Matt

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Not hard at all .Hardest thing to do is to gap plugs.

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