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Does the spark plug wiring harness plug have a clip that needs to be removed, or do I just pull on the harness? They seem to be stuck and I don't want to break anything if there's a clip to push in, etc.

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Yes their is a clip thingy that has to be pushed in but i often fine they have gone hard with time and rather than risk cutting myself or slashing my hand as these silly plastic clips defy all attempts at disconnecting i just jam a small screwdriver in and break the retaining clip then worry about reconnecting afterwards ,like with a plastic tie or a bit of bodge wire to hold it together again

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How to replace spark plugs on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl


Not a difficult job, but difficult to outline without photo/video aid.

Short list, using compressed air, blow out all of the junk that has collected under the intake muffler, then remove the muffler from the throttle body and airbox There are two large hoses, plus two small hoses, one on the rear (crankcase vent) and one in front. There is also a wire harness on the rear that needs to be separated.



Once removed, make sure the top of the cam cover is clean, unplug the wiring harness from the coil packs, remove the bolts (10mm socket), and pull the coil packs from the plugs. The rear plug is a bit of a pain because of the wiring harnesses, but you can carefully separate them and move them out of the way.



The Tacoma 2.7 uses Iridium plugs. Stick with the OEM Denso plugs, don\'t fall for the snake oil salesmen pushing 4 electrode or special "hot spark" designs.

Jun 07, 2014 | 2008 Toyota Tacoma

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What do you remove to have access to spark plugs


Tools you will need before you start1. 1/4" ratchet2. 1/4" extention3. 10 mm socket, 1/4" drive4. small flat bladed screwdriver5. 3/8" ratchet6. 3/8" long extention7. 5/8" spark plug socket, 3/8 " drive8. air compressor with blow gun or can of compressed air9. long needle nose pliers10. 1/4" internal diameter rubber hose 8 inches long11. wire coat hanger12. neverseez lubricantProcedure1. Remove the two 10 mm cap nuts on the top plastic housing over the engine2. Remove the two fasteners on the back of the housing and remove the plastic cover3. You will see four plastic blocks with four wire clips on each block. These blocks are individual coils for each sparkplug.4. Use compressed air to blow out debris around the blocks5. Use the small flat bladed screwdriver to carefully lift up on the tab that holds the electrical connector onto the block and slide the wire clip off the block.6. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the plastic block onto the engine. Use the needle pliers to firmly grasp the plastic screw and pull straight up to remove it
7. Loosen the 10 mm nut on end of the plastic rail that holds the wiring harness for the blocks so that the round plastic washer on the bottom of the block will not break when you pull off the block8. Carefully pull the plastic block out of the engine. There is a 4 inch tube attached to the block that extends into the engine to the spark plug. It will take some twisting and pulling but you must be careful not to catch the back part of the round plastic washer that you cannot see, on the bottom of the plastic wiring harness.9. The spark plug is at the bottom of the 4 inch hole.10. Blow compressed air down the hole to remove debris11. Use a 5/8 sparkplug socket with a rubber collar on the 3/8" extention to remove the spark plug. The rubber collar will hold onto the spark plug as it is removed.12. The NGK website recommends making sure the spark plugs have the correct gap .044 but the spark plug box says not to adust the gap because you might damage the needle point iridium tip. The new spark plug has a protective cardboard tube that is removed.13. Spark plugs can stick inside aluminum heads and break off when you try remove them, leaving only the threads of the plug inside the engine which will necessitate removing the head to remove broken spark plug. Putting neverseez on the threads of the new spark plug will prevent that in future spark plug changes14. Now comes an interesting choice. You can use the rubber tube over the neck of the spark plug to slowly drop it down the hole and hand tighten it or you can use the spark plug socket with the rubber collar. If you use the spark plug socket, the rubber collar will stick to the plug and you will pull off the extention, leaving the socket in the hole. A pair of long needlenose pliers will reach into the hole and remove the socket, but the rubber collar may remain on the plug and you will have to bend a piece of coathanger with a short 90 degree tip to reach into the hole and pull out the rubber collar. The rubber collar is there to prevent you from cocking a regular 5/8" deep socket at an angle which will break off the neck of the sparkplug, necessitating another 10 dollars and another trip to the auto parts store.15. After the spark plug is hand tight, give it 1/2 turn more.16. Replace the square block, being sure that the black silicone gasket on the bottom of the round plastic washer does not get bound up on the engine post where the 10 mm bolt goes. Tighten the bolt17. replace the electrical clip.18. Go to the next spark plug and repeat the procedure.19. After the last spark plug is done, be sure to retighten the 10 mm nut on the wiring harness rail20. Replace the plastic cover over the engine and you are done

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Describe your how fix my pontiac 2000 montana Problem changing spark plugs



Inspection

Inspect for the correct routing of the spark plug wires. Improper routing may cause cross-firing. Inspect each wire for any signs of cranks or splits in the wire. Inspect each plug wire boot for tearing, piercing, arcing, carbon tracking or a corroded terminal.
If there is any corrosion, carbon tracking or arcing indicated on a plug wire boot or terminal, both the plug wire and component it was connected to should be replaced.


Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  3. Remove the left side plug wires from the retaining clips.
  4. Rotate the engine for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. Remove the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  6. Remove the plug wires from the retaining clip.
  7. Remove the spark wires from the ignition coils.
  8. Remove the plug wire assembly from the engine.
    NOTE If you are replacing the spark plug wires, the spark plug wire conduit and retaining clips should be transferred to the replacement wires.

To install:
  1. Install the right side plug wires to the ignition coils and then the spark plugs.
  2. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clip.
  3. Rotate the engine back to the original position.
  4. Install the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coils and then to the spark plugs.
  5. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.

3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  3. Remove the left side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    2. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
    3. Remove the left side spark plug wire clips from the intake manifold and heater inlet and outlet pipe.
    4. Remove the left side spark plug wire assembly.

  4. If removing the right side spark plug wires, the engine must be rotated for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. After rotating the engine, remove the right side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ignition coil.

  6. Remove the right side spark plug wire clip from the ignition coil bracket.
  7. Remove the right side spark plug wire assembly.

To install:
  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2. Install the right side spark plug wire clip at the ignition coil bracket.
  3. Connect the plug wires to the ignition coil and spark plugs.
  4. If the engine was rotated for access, return the engine to the original position.
  5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.

Feb 05, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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Spark Plug Wire Removal


normal spark plug wires just pull off. thet might have a clip and groove type connection. if you've tried to pull it off, and it seems like it's stuck. it is. try twisting the boot to break the surface tension between the rubber boot and the spark plug porcelain. pull straight out. use a pair of pliers. if the connector come off the wire, and the plugs are recessed, use needle nose to pull the connector off. you can also pierce the boot with an awl to vent air into the boot to relieve vacuum.

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My driver side window fell out of place how do i get the door panel off to get to the window? i cant get the middle off its stuck on there pretty good help me please


Chances are you need to get a screw or two out still. If the panel seems like it wants off but the center is still stuck pretty good, it's probably because it's bolted down. Along with the clips you got loose all around the edge of the door panel, the armrest and door handles may be bolted to the door through the panel. These screws may be under plugs you have to remove first. You probably have power windows right? If not the clip behind the window regulator needs to be removed and the regulator pulled off. (Do this with window regulator removal tool or two flathead screwdrivers.) After all the screws are removed, clips popped out of door, and regulator removed (if equipped) you should be able to lift panel off. May need to lift panel over door locks or door handle to remove. Careful of wiring harnesses for electric locks and windows and speaker wires in door. Should be able to disconnect and reconnect easily.

If you damaged the clips upon removal no worries. You can go to your parts store and buy new ones to replace them so the panel goes back on nice and tight.

I hope this helps.

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Is it possible, to change a wiring harness on a 94 olds delta 88 royale. it seems that where it goes thru the firewall theres no clip for it. all the wires enter the firewall and go to different places....


well, the harness isnt melted, it just had grease on it. I found a spark plug wire that was broken and it was grounding out on the block. i changed the wires and the plugs in case one of them were fowled. But now shaking went away and now it only does it when im at a steady speed and i ease in to the pedal to increase my speed. Now im stuck again, anyone?? thanks

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How to detach harness plug from ignition coil before unbolting coil to remove spark plugs ?


easy, gently ease up each end in turn ( "walking") of the stainless clip. This has a tapered fit over a metal peg at each end. lift up loosened clip and pull harness plug away from coil.
easier, if you have mechanics fingers, simply grasp the clip and pull up.
A CAUTION FROM MY BEE M GARAGE
Do not allow even the smallest bit of anything drop in the plug opening..
It can get stuck between a valve and v seat and burn out valve ..
"You will wish you had never lifted the bonnet" unquote

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I need the diagram to put the spark plug cables


2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L SFI OHV 6cyl
Spark Plug Wires - Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE Twist the spark plug boot one-half turn in order to release the boot. Pull on the spark plug boot only. Do not pull on the spark plug wire or the wire could be damaged.
  2. Remove the intake manifold cover, if required.
  3. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  4. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
  5. Remove the spark plug wire clips from the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
  6. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
  7. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
  8. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  9. Disconnect the right side spark plugs from the ignition coils.
  10. Remove the spark plug wire assembly.
  11. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and remove the appropriate spark plug wire.
To install:
  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2. Connect the right side spark plugs to the ignition coils.
  3. Connect the right side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
  4. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clip and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
  5. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  6. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
  7. Connect the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coil.
  8. Install the spark plug wire clips to the MAP sensor bracket and the heater inlet and outlet pipe tab.
  9. If replacing only one plug wire, open the retaining clips and install the appropriate spark plug wire.
  10. Install the intake manifold cover, if required.

Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.5L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 2.4L Engine Firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.1L Engine Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 3.5L & 3.9L Engines Firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributorless ignition system
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I really hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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Where are the spark plugs in a 1999 Toyota Carolla and how do I replace them?


Procedure:
  • 1. Remove the two 10 mm cap nuts on the top plastic housing over the engine
  • 2. Remove the two fasteners on the back of the housing and remove the plastic cover
  • 3. You will see four plastic blocks with four wire clips on each block. These blocks are individual coils for each spark plug.
  • 4. Use the small flat bladed screwdriver to carefully lift up on the tab that holds the electrical connector onto the block and slide the wire clip off the block.
  • 5. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the plastic block onto the engine. Use the needle pliers to firmly grasp the plastic screw and pull straight up to remove it 
  • 6. Loosen the 10 mm nut on end of the plastic rail that holds the wiring harness for the blocks so that the round plastic washer on the bottom of the block will not break when you pull off the block
  • 7. Carefully pull the plastic block out of the engine. There is a 4 inch tube attached to the block that extends into the engine to the spark plug. It will take some twisting and pulling but you must be careful not to catch the back part of the round plastic washer that you cannot see, on the bottom of the plastic wiring harness.
  • 8. The spark plug is at the bottom of the 4 inch hole.
  • 9. Use a 5/8 spark plug socket with a rubber collar on the 3/8" extension to remove the spark plug. The rubber collar will hold onto the spark plug as it is removed.
  • 10. The NGK website recommends making sure the spark plugs have the correct gap .044 but the spark plug box says not to adjust the gap because you might damage the needle point iridium tip. The new spark plug has a protective cardboard tube that is removed.
  • 11. Spark plugs can stick inside aluminum heads and break off when you try remove them, leaving only the threads of the plug inside the engine which will necessitate removing the head to remove broken spark plug. Putting antisiez on the threads of the new spark plug will prevent that in future spark plug changes
  • 12. Now comes an interesting choice. You can use the rubber tube over the neck of the spark plug to slowly drop it down the hole and hand tighten it or you can use the spark plug socket with the rubber collar. If you use the spark plug socket, the rubber collar will stick to the plug and you will pull off the extension, leaving the socket in the hole. A pair of long needle nose pliers will reach into the hole and remove the socket, but the rubber collar may remain on the plug and you will have to bend a piece of coat hanger with a short 90 degree tip to reach into the hole and pull out the rubber collar. The rubber collar is there to prevent you from cocking a regular 5/8" deep socket at an angle which will break off the neck of the spark plug, necessitating another 10 dollars and another trip to the auto parts store.
  • 13. After the spark plug is hand tight, give it 1/2 turn more.
  • 14. Replace the square block, being sure that the black silicone gasket on the bottom of the round plastic washer does not get bound up on the engine post where the 10 mm bolt goes. Tighten the bolt
  • 15. replace the electrical clip.
  • 16. Go to the next spark plug and repeat the procedure.
  • 17. After the last spark plug is done, be sure to re-tighten the 10 mm nut on the wiring harness rail
  • 18. Replace the plastic cover over the engine and you are done.
Good luck and hope this helps. 

Sep 17, 2009 | 1999 Toyota Corolla

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