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I have a 2000 kia sprtage. i need to replace the spark plugs. They appear to be hidden. How do i get to them?

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YOUR SPARK PLUGS LOCATED ON TOP CYLINDER HEAD UNDER THE COVER.YOUR IGNITION COILS ON TOP OF SPARK PLUGS.YOU HAVE TO REMOVE COILS ON TOP OF CYLINDER HEAD COVER TO GET TO SPARK PLUGS.YOU NEED A LONG 3/8 EXTENSION AND SPARK PLUG SOCKET TO REMOVE SPARK PLUGS.

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There is a tunnel intake tube,remove it,but there is a black plastic vacuum reservoir on the back connected to it,remove it first,it is not easy to do,after these are out of the way,the black plastic cover that goes down the middle of the valve cover has the coils,two of them,and two wires,and four spark plugs under it.If this was at all helpful,please rate,and thank you.

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