Question about 2003 Saturn VUE
How do I get to them?
This is a outstanding question!!! The plugs or wires are not visible from the top or sides of the moter. You just can't see em'!!! You have to remove the large black plastic air intake. Then remove the intake manafold(not too hard to do) to access the spark plugs and wires. Also: After removing all the black plastic air intake stuff, you'll have to remove the coil pack (long black plastic thing that says "Ecotek" on top). The coil pack is removed by disconnecting the wire connector on the driver's side end and then removing four bolts. To lift off the coil pack, you'll have to pull upwards firmly and evenly from both sides, because the spark plug boots or wires are holding onto the spark plugs as well as the coil. With the coil pack removed, look down into the silver channels - there's the plugs. To remove, you'll need a plug socket head and a socket wrench with long extension. To replace the plugs, I use an extra or old spark plug boot to hold the plug and get it started turning into the engine threads. Good Luck!
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Remove the intake plenium.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
It would seem many are unwilling to answer this question due to the tight economy and unwillingness to help out others without he proper compensation . The Best Place for initial Research is the Maintenance Manual but in its absence DIYers should try those available at Parts Stores Haynes Chilton etc for about $20.00 then at least you'll know enough to decide if you even want to tackle it yourself. Another possible source is the local Library Reference Section
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: spark plugs on 2002 Saturn vue
just completed a plug removal and install on my '02 awd v6. if you have the time and patience it's straight forward; common sense was most helpful. to gain access to the plugs, both fore and aft, you must remove, in short, everything near to, associated with, the air intake system. common tools plus a 1/4 socket, with 8 inch extension to hold a #10 star bit. these star bolts are under the rectangular plastic plate atop the intake. once you have those out, disconnect all the wiring, carefully. lift the intake out, look for plug covers, fore and aft, ignition assembly lays atop each row of three plugs. with the hands of a surgeon, remove the ignition assembly, and by golly ye shall see your reward. easy from then on.
replaced my plugs with the iridium 'honeys'; marked improvement in starting, acceleration, smoothnes, noise, and gas mileage to the value of + 3.0%. changed out the oil with mobile1 extended performance, changed transmission fluid. took a shower. time involved, 7.0 hrs. dealer be damned,,priceless!
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
Did you use the recommended plugs or did you use a new style like E-3 or Bosch +4 or something similar. Sometimes using a plug other than the original type can cause problems. Check and make sure all the wires or plug connections to the plugs are secure. Check to see if a spark plug has a cracked insulator. If you used antiseize on the threads make sure none of it got on the spark plug electrode or it will missfire.
Hope these ideas help.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
I dont want to seem disrespectful at all, but if you were to crossthread the spark plugs when installing them it would be a very expensive mistake. but if you work on vehicles a little bit it isnt a bad job to do. I guess what I am trying to say if you havent ever done something like that just be careful.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
SOURCE: 2002 Sayurn vue 3.0L
Under the intake manifold, it will need to be removed. Not too hard to do for the average diy but recommend buying a repair manual as a guide. you will need a 1/4" drive T30 torx socket with a long extension one of the bolts is hidden but the others are under the black cover on the top of the intake. you will also need to remove the coil pack held on with torx bolts. 8 or 10 inverted torx socket needed for that.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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