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I don't know if this will help but have a good quality socket when doing this sort of thing. Some people buy cheap sockets and they will not fit right or they strip very easily.
Some spark plugs are hard to get out and does take a lot of work to get them loose. Make sure you are turning them to the left which is out as well If you turn to the right you will tighten them up.
Did you ever have to remove and replace either your spark plugs, a customers or a friend and find out first hand how miserable it can be to take them out using a spark plug socket and extension?
You find yourself at times possibly cross threading the plugs into the block due to poor accessibility of the plugs and you find yourself limited to the degree of turns the ratchet can actually turn the plug into the block due to a very very tight situation....well here is your answere...and no it is not let someone else do it for you, but rather over the millions of years I been around cars I learned from others and still am learning from aothers just as you are doing reading these "tips" you come accross.
With a new or old spark plug in your hand go down to your local Auto Zone or Discount Auto Store and purchase a piece of neoprene fuel line approximately six inches long and one that struggles to be pushed onto the silver tip mounted on the top of the spark plug... I knoew it sounds stupid and sound too cheap to really work but guess what....out of all the sears Craftsman specialty spark plug flex sockets and extensions this one really does the trick.
Once you have it attached to the tip of the spark plug you have a real tight fitted swivel tool that will adapt to any contortion you put it to...you will find the plug hole threads in the block and get the plug started simply by "twisting" the rubber hose in the direction of tightening and Walla the spark plug sets itself up for the final tightening with the plug ratchet and socket and you are done....no fuss no muss...no stripped threads into the spark holes, you can do the same method for removal once you break the spark plug loose with the ratchet and spark plug socket and it only costs you pennies on the dollar, buy a good length of this hose so you can cut to any proper length you will need for different difficult to reach spark plugs.
Things you will need Spark Plug Socket And Wrench of the correct size for your spark plugs
Basic Instructions. Step 1 Locate your spark plugs look for other obstructions besides your spark plug wires if you have any other obstructions you will need to remove them as well to gain access to your spark plugs. Step 2 Remove the spark plug wire for one single spark plug at a time. this will insure you will not replace the wrond spark plug wire to the incorrect spark plug, if not done this way you could change the firing order of your engine. Step 3 With your spark plug Socket and wrench rotate the spark plug in a counter clock wise direction for removing. Step 4 After you have removed your spark plug insert your new replacement spark Plug into your spark plug socket before inserting it into the correct location. spark plug sockets are made to hold on to the spark plug for easy removal and install. Step 5 insert your new spark plug, before you rotate your spark plug for tightening rotate the spark plug a 1 quarter turn in the counter clock wise direction, then start tightening the spark plug by rotating it in a clockwise direction This will insure you will not strip the threads. Step 6 Continue rotation your spark plug in the clock wise direction untill snug, then with just a lil more pressure tighten it up just a little more. be sure to not put to much force on the spark plug after it has been snug, you just have to apply a little more pressure but not to much that could cause it to break. Step 7 After tightening the spark plug replace the correct spark plug wire. then move on to the next spark plug and follow the same instructions.
if you have any other visiable obstructions preventing you access for replacing your spark plugs you will need instructions on how to remove them parts. i have just instructed you on how to remove and reinstall the spark plugs only.
The spark plugs go straight down through the center of the cam/valve cover. You must remove the plastic cover going down the center to get to the wires and plugs.
With that said, I do not recommend that you attempt to replace your plugs unless you have a source of compressed air. The removal procedure includes "cracking the plugs loose and turning approximately 3/4 turn. Then place a blow-gun with a long tube down inside the spark plug tube and blow out any debris that is in the tube before revoving the plugs the rest of the way. Failure to follow this procedure can cause debris to enter the combustion chamber when the plugs are removed and can cause serious engine damage.
This isn't fun. First make sure the engine is cool [ could strip the threads in the head if hot ], then you will need to remove the 7 milimeter headed screw that holds the coil-s in, remove the electrial connector, then carefuly twist the coil to loosen the boot from the spark plug and lift up, if you have air availble , [ it would be good to blow the holes out - other wise dirt and junk may drop into the cylinder], use a long flex joint plug scocket to remove the spark plug. At this point I recommend you replace the boots on the coils, they degrade like igntion wires on a distrubtor type system. Gap the new plugs, install to the proper torque = 13 foot pounds. This is very important as if they are over tightened they could strip, or too loose, they could begain moving and blow out of the head, This is real commom with these motors, [ aftermarket companies make a self tapping spark plug for this ]. reinstall the coils.
YOU NEED LONG SPARK PLUG SOCKET. NEED A 3/8 INCH RATCHET WRENCH.YOU NEED EXTENSION.YOU NEED SPARK GAUGE YOU NEED A TORQUE WRENCH. NOT MANDATORY JUST DONT OVER TIGHTEN SPARK PLUGS STRIP ALUMINUM THREADS WAIT UNTIL ENGINE COOL TO KEEP FROM WARPING THE HEADS. SPARK PLUGS LOCATION ON TOP OF CYLINDER HEADS.TO GET TO SPARK PLUGS THE COILS ON TOP EACH SPARK PLUG.HAS TO BE REMOVED BY REMOVING SMALL SCREW.THAT HOLD COILS DOWN.AND CHANGE ONE SPARK PLUG AT A TIME SO YOU WONT GET THEM MIXED UP.GAP PLUGS AT 0.028 - 0.031
Not exactly sure what you need? Standard Rules: Use a Spark Plug Socket to remove and install Spark Plugs. Replace (remove) one Wire at a time from one Spark Plug. Replace One Spark Plug at a time. Use Anti-Seize Grease applied moderately to the threads on the new Spark Plug. Using a Socket (with a extension) START all installations using your hands. This prevents cross-threading and stripping of the threads inside the Heads. Standard Torque 15-20 ft-lbs. Replace the One Wire connection to that One Spark Plug. Replace that One Wire connection to the Ignition Coil. Go onto the next Spark Plug using the above Rules. Repeat.
For the 3.4L V6: Firing Order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Cylinders:
......(back) 1.......3.......5 2.......4.......6
......(front) Ignition Coil Connections:
On the 3.5L the Electronic Coil Packs are located over the Cylinders/Spark Plugs. These Coil Packs have seven (7) bolts on a Black Cover. Remove these seven (7) bolts, removing the Cover. Access to the three (3) Front Spark Plugs is now gained. The Rear three (3) Spark Plugs is the same, however it is in a tight spot near the Fire Wall.
Standard Rules: Some things are not Applicable for your specific engine. Use a Spark Plug Socket to remove and install Spark Plugs. Replace (remove) one Wire Connections at a time from one Spark Plug. Replace One Spark Plug at a time. Use Anti-Seize Grease applied moderately to the threads on the new Spark Plug. Using a Socket (with a extension) START all installations of all Sprak Plugs using your hands. This prevents cross-threading and stripping of the threads inside the Heads. Standard Torque 15-20 ft-lbs. Replace the One Wire Connection to that One Spark Plug. Replace that One Wire Connection to the Ignition Coil Connection. Go onto the next Spark Plug using the above Rules. Repeat.
For the 3.5L Firing Order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Cylinders: .....(back) 1......3.......5 2......4.......6 ....(front)
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