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Pull the doghouse. (The engine cover.)

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Cranks no spark from coil packs had ignition module checked .its ok changed crank and cam sensors still no spark?

Mate i had the same problem with my car, turned out to be a loose wire in the coil harness.... Pull a spark plug out and plug it back into the spark plug lead, then earth it to the body, Get somebody to turn the motor over whilst you move the coil harness around and see it you can get a spark then, Best of luck.....

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I changed the spark plugs on my holden captiva took for test run. Now its idling rough when stationery.

Hi,if it was running fine before you put the spark plugs in just take them back out and with a feeler gage check the clearence of the spark plug it should then run ok.
(when the spark plug makes its jerny it gets thrown arrond a bit so always check the clearances,all the best.

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Why is 2003 Nisan Frontier Super Charged truck smoking and 4th, 5th, and 6th cylinders not firing after spark plug change? Put old spark plugs back in no change

If the engine is smoking and you have misfires on three cylinders, this is not a good thing. The best course of action at this point would be to pull all the spark plugs out and perform a compression test to help evaluate the extent of the damage.

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How can i get to the back 4 cylinders to change the spark plugs?


Believe it or not there is actually an easy wato to get to those back plugs.

You need a Taylor Cable 43392 Spark Plug Boot Removal Tool. Try eBay, AutoZone or Amazon. After you get the boot off, use an ordinary spark plug socket and ratchet. Without the Removal Tool, you'll wind up in a mental institution.

GM used to sell a similar tool but since Oldsmobile has passed on to the great beyond, you'll have to use an alternative.

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How do I change the spark plug of the dodge magnum 2006

· Open the hood and remove the bolts that hold the engine cover in place, if your Dodge comes with an engine cover (depending on model and year). If so equipped, pull the cover off the engine.

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Grab a spark plug wire by the base of the wire and pull the wire up and out of the engine. (You may need to wiggle it back and forth while pulling up on it to get it out of the engine.)

· 3

Trace the wire back to the power distributor and pull the spark plug wire off the distributor. Make a note of the plug orientation.

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Install the new plug wire in the place of the removed one. Match the new wire with the old one to make sure they have the same size. Press the plug wire over the distributor electrode and onto the spark plug firmly, so that the ends are secure. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.

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Repeat the above procedure for all the other spark plug wires. It is best to change all the spark plug wires at the same time.

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Where is the best place to get step by step

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If your looking to just change the spark plugs its very very simple.
- Remove The Cover under the Honda Emblem
(Should be just 4 basic nuts)

After this you should see 4 wires.
- label them 1-4 and remember where they go.
remove them from the block, and down in each cylinder is the spark plugs. use a spark plug socket tool and a long extension and a 3/8" drive ratchet to remove and replace the plugs.

After replacing the plugs put the wires back in the designated cylinder holes and put the cover on over the wires and replace the 4 nuts you took off.

1.) start vehicle
2.) Left vehicle idle ( listen and watch motor, look for anything out of the ordinary)
3.) Turn the vehicle off and that should solve your problem.

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How do you change the spark plugs in my 95 buick century ?

Use a spark plug socket wrench, remove the plug wire, unscrew the old spark plug, screw in the new spark plug, and re-connect the plug wire. Do 1 at a time

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2003 Toyota camry

When replacing spark plugs on a vehicle, you need to make sure that the wires are connected back in the correct/same order that you removed them.

RE: spark plugs, check your owner's manual for the correct part number or equivalent. Sometimes the wrong plug will cause the car to get worse.

Hope this helps.

Jun 28, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Camry

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What is the best way to change spark plugs on 1999 Porshce Boxster

hi remove two back wheels and wheel arch liner the spark plugs will be in front of you remove the wire plug on the coil pack remove two allen key studs hold on coil pack pull out get plug spanner you know the rest oh yea you can buy the plugs prespace for porsche boxster enjoy about 1hrs work

May 20, 2009 | 1999 Porsche Boxster

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How to change spark plugs 1998 Expedition

Hi Glloyd806

the spark plug gap is .054
This is at best difficult and if not done right can destroy your heads ( about $2700.00). My advice is to have the dealership take the risk. However, If you decide to change the spark plugs yourself you'll need to know a few critical things first.
The 5.4L has aluminium heads, there is a design flaw in that the thread depth is to shallow, only 4 or 5 threads. because of this it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to apply anti-sieze on the threads of each spark plug and torque the plugs to NO MORE THAN 14 LBS. Also, if the plugs have been improperly changed before, it is to late, and you will rip the threads out when removing the old plugs.
Still wanting to do it yourself? OK here is how it is done;
Each spark plug has it's own coil, you will need a 8mm socket to remove the retaining bolt. Then disconect the coil wires on the coil. pull out the coil assembly (coil and boot). they may be stuck a little so you may need to wiggle it out. Now you are ready to remove the spark plug. You will need a THIN WALLED 5/8in spark plug socket, at least one extension, and on the #3,4,7, and 8 spark plugs you'll need a universal joint. the holes that the spark plugs are in are machined very thght and I found that I needed to try several different sockets before I found one that would fit inside the hole. Remove the old plug. apply anti-sieze on the threads of the new plug and install. DON'T CROSS THREAD, THERE IS ON SECOND CHANCE! TIP.. replace the old rubber boot with a new one and apply a liberal amount of spark plug moisture protectant gel inside the boot, spark plug end, this will save you from spark plug mis-fire due to moisture in the future. Place the new boot back on the coil and place the coil/boot back into the spark plug hole, it may need some wiggeling. Replace the coil retaining bolt (anti-sieze), reconnect the coil wires. Now do this 7 more times.

In all honesty, take it to a Mechanic, because this is a real pain in the....

Best of luck, and I'm not responsible for any damages you do :(


Feb 24, 2009 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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