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Do i need a head gasket after changing spark plugs

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No unless there is a problem other than changing you spark plugs.

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No, depending on what motor you have which should be a 4 cylinder engine the sparkplugs sit inside top of the engine, you will remove the coil, this is done by removing the bolt that holds it on the valve cove and then twist and pull and it comes up and out, then you a plug socket to remove the sparkplug, this is done for all four sparkplugs,

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