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Change spark plugs on 3.0 2003 Saturn Vue

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  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    I am having the same issue. Unfortunately, Maintenance Manuals seem to be very scarce for this vehicle. I finally found one on e-bay, but it covers the 04 in great detail, the 02-03 not so well.

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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

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    nfink90 Aug 14, 2012

    this isnt for a saturn vue 02 v6 awd. Those are different see guests response below for a more accurate detail. This discription isnt detailed enough and is VERY misleading. IThe job is VERY time consuming and if you dont have 3+hours to tackle the job dont bother doing it yourself. You need a lot of patience for this job as well.

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Remove the intake plenium.

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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
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  • boccki Dec 20, 2010

    The Haynes manual shows the wrong application which is nothing like the 02-07 it claims to cover. good advice though.

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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

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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.

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Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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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

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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.

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When and how to change spark plugs for 2002 saturn vue v6?

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