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How do I change the plugs and coil pack on a 1998 Malibu T- code 4 cylinder 2.4 engine

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HI: 1st Thing is to Locate your Distributor Cap, Where you'll see 5 Spark Plug Wires inserted in the Cap.The Center Wire is your COIL WIRE Just Take you Finger and Follow that Center Wire. The other 4 Wires are Spark Plug Wires ,Do the Same Thing Follow 1 at a time to the Other End to Locate Your Spark Plugs.Here You'll not Actually See the Plugs until you pull the wire off. I recommend you do Only One at a Time to Make Sure you are not Mixing up Your Wires.So now just Twist with your Fingers or Better Yet By a Spark Plug Wire Removal Tool,This Way you Won't Damage that end of your Spark Plug Wire.NOTE: when wires Boots have been on a Vehicle they tend to Stick to the Spark Plugs.And I really Recommend You Change your Wires as Well.If you Do Still Follow the 1-Wire at a Time. NOW you'll Find your Coil Inside the Distributor Cap on The Inside of it, Turn the Cap Upwards Be CAREFULL nOT to PULL off any Wire Out of the Cap cause they most Likely will Get Mixed up.Anyway inside the Distrbutor Cap you'll se 4-Small Bolts Heads i Believe there 5/17th or 1/4 Inch Heads.Just Remove all 4 of those Small Bolts Saving The Bolts .And Your Coil Will Come Right On Out.Pay Close Attention and Mark Or Memorize how the Coil and its Little Wire and washer is Installed.Cause you'll need to Put it or the New Coil Back the same way it Came Out. Hope This Has Helped You out ,Please Reply by Voting on the Solution I have Given to you. Thanks From the WYOCWBOY

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