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How do I replace spark plugs on the back or right side of the engine?

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There are two ways to replacing the 3 rear spark plugs.

1. You can remove the two dog bone engine mount in front of the engine bay and tilt the engine forward, so you can reach the spark plugs over the top of the engine with extension and swivel with the ratchet.

2. You can jack up the front end up and go from the bottom of the van. Your going to also need to use extension and a swivel with the ratchet and have to work by feeling your way around.

Careful not to damage the spark plug wires if your not going to replace them.

Good luck and be safe, the easiest way for you to tilt the engine forward is to place the transmission in park and place the parking brakes on with a block in front and behind the back wheels. Disconnect the dog bone engine mount, remove the block from the front of the back wheels. Take the parking brakes off and push the Montana forward and this will tilt the engine forward. Once tilted, place the parking brakes back on and relocate the block to the back wheels.

Follow the instructions in revers to connect the bog bone once again and be safe, better that you have someone help you tilt the engine if your going to do the #1 method.

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Posted on Oct 10, 2010

  • DAVEMEDLIN Dec 21, 2010

    the person that designed the engine for the montana van needs to be hung by his #$%# this is very stupid as in all v-6 engines in vans this is why american made cars dont hold value and why pontiac is no longer making vehicles the big corporations cant hire the right engineers to do the job right bottom line IS IT SHOULD NEVER TAKE 3-4 HOURS TO CHANGE A SET OF SPARK PLUGS ON A VEHICLE SAME GOES FOR THE THERMOSTAT WAY TO MANY STUPID AMERICANS TRYING TO DESIGN VEHICLES SO PLEASE STOP WITH THE ********

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The engine does need to be shifted to replace the rear plugs, but it is easy. Take out the dogbone engine mount in the front of the engine compartment and push the vehicle backwards while still in park , then throw the parking break on once the engine tips forward.

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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.
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Fig. 2.2L Engine Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 Distributorless ignition system
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