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U need a spark plug socket & wrench and replace the leads one at a time be sure not to mix them up gently pull the leads from the rubber ends and when replacing the leads push them on till you hear a little click

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pull the wires off and take a spark plug socket with a extention and pull em out

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Depending on the Motor. You should not have any Plug wires. You will have to remove the Top cover on the Motor and they should be Straight down from top on Either Side. (Plugs)

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The plug change I already answered. hope that was enough...although a thought I just had was that some plugs have to be removed thru the wheel arches after removing the tire and inner protective shroud. I cant remember for your vehicle if thats one of the methods, you'll soon find out when u attempt removal of the old plugs.
BTW if you cant seem to get to one, do all the wires and other plugs and get a local mechanic to do the hard one. Dont be tempted to leave one crappy old plug in there you;ll undoubtedly get a large bite in the *** later on for that believe me. I aint done that but I have had to repair vehicles that had that old plug stuck in the rear of a V8 misfiring like hell.......
The coolant leak is not a big problem in the reservoir but if you can see it and/or get the reservoir off easily, I have fixed these a few times by drilling the leak hole round, then screwing in a self-tapping screw covered liberally in gasket ATV or regular silicone (bathroom mirror sealer) the reservoir need to be empty or below the leak line and dry so that the ATV/silicone will bond. A hot glue gun is also an ideal repair tool.
The problem with not repairing the leak is that the coolant pressure will not be right causing a change in the boiling point of the coolant, lowering the boiling point and reducing the cooling effectiveness of the coolant. This is a bit extreme for a small drip but under pressure that can turn out to be a real hisser....anyhow I probably overkilled this problem lol...hope u get it all done ok :)

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you need a special socket for your car. its deep socket with thin wall. what i did was to bring my socket to a machine shop and made my tool thinner

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How do I change spark plugs in 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage?

Those shouldn't be too hard to change.
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3/8 drive ratchet
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5/8 inch spark plug socket
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torque wrench for tapered seat spark plug (beam style)

First you need to remove the spark plug wires from end of the spark plugs. To remove a wire/boot grab the boot at the top and twist it a couple of times to break the boot loose from the plug. Don't pull the boot out by the wire. Once it is loose pull up on the boot to remove the wire/boot. Take note of which wire goes where. If you have any damaged wires, wires that have white flash burns, boots that are contaminated with engine oil, or boots that are damaged you should replace the wires/boots as a set.

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Spark plugs and wires typically don't need to be change but every 50k miles (and thats early on most newer cars.) First go buy new plugs and wires at your local auto parts store ( I recommend Advance Auto Parts) and get the best plugs you can buy (good for 100k miles) Your wires need to be hooked up exactly how they come off so please do them one at at time. No tools needed for the wieres. They pull right off. Now for the spark plug you can use any standard socket that will fit but there are sockets (most come with tool sets) that have a rubber bushing in them so that when you pull the socket out once you unscrewed the spark plug,the plug comes out with it. Very handy socket. But it's that easy. It would be my advice, as you seem like a novice to do one plug and wire combination at a time. Don't over tighten you spark plugs. They should be fairly snug but if you crank down on it, you will snap it off inside your motor.

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Spark plugs

Have u ever changed plugs before? Do u have any tools? You will need a spark plug socket, which is especially designed for this purpose, it will help to prevent damage to the plugs when u remove and install them. Also a ratchet wrench for the socket, and depending on your vehicle, u may need an extension. Purchase manufacturer recommended plugs (check your owners manual), you have to check the 'gap' of the plugs before installation, so u need a 'feeler gauge' or spark plug gap tool available at parts stores. Plug gap is set at the factory, but sometimes during shipping and handling they get banged around, so u have to check to make sure the gap is correct. 1st remove one plug at a time (so u don't mix up the order). To remove grab the spark plug wires, grab the 'boot' (the area of the wire that fits over the spark plug), push in, twist (does'nt matter which direction)and then pull out to remove. U don't want to yank on the wire, u can damage the the wire, so make sure u r twisting/pulling as close to the plug as possible. Once the wire is disconnected, remove the spark plug. Insert a new plug, by putting it in the socket, then by hand (not attached to your ratchet wrench yet) carefully screw it in (do not force it!). Once it's hand tightened, put the ratchet on and tighten snuggly (don't use brute force!) check the tightening instructions on the spark plug box. Reattach wire, proceed to the next plug. Aren't glad u don't have a 12 cylinder engine? How many miles on your Passat? If it's approaching 100k, u should also change your spark plug wires. Good Luck! Let me know how it goes. countrycurt0

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