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1..2...3...and then 6

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How do you change spark plugs


Hi Gary!

If you got a CAR and not a truck, there are a few things you need to pay attention to when replacing spark plugs.

You need to make sure your spark plugs are the issue for whatever the problem is.
Take a 16mm SPARKPLUGS spanner (it's a special sort of tool that you buy in the shop, unless you have it, don't bother to try with anything else, or your could do some damage), unplug one of the cables attached to one of the sparkplugs (make sure you don't unplug more that one, so you won't mess the order), take your magic tool (sparkplug socket spanner or whatever it is called) fit it on top of the sparkplug, (listen for the clicking) and then twist it left until the sparkplug is out.

Have a look to your sparkplug, and see if there is any carbon on it (if it's black, it has to be replaced/sandpapered)

repeat the operation to the other (alledgedly 3) sparkplugs, naking sure you DO NOT MESS UP the order of the cables that connect to the sparkplugs.

If finally you've decided it is time to replace the sparkplugs, under NO circumstances, replace less than ALL of them. (unless you replace them on the car of someone you don't like)

Mar 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How do i check of sparkplug misfire on a 2003 ford taurus


Go to Auto Zone or O'Reillys and have them hook up the code reader. The reader, if there is a misfire, will tell you which cylinder is not firing. That's your culprit. The firing order diagram is available online or in the store. It will tell you which plug is which.

Replace the plug. Ensure the gap is set correctly. That should be the end of it. If you really must visually inspect for spark then after pulling out the plug, re-attach the spark plug wire. Hold it by the wire end, where you are touching rubber to protect from shock. Have someone turn the engine over slightly. You wont have compression in the engine as the plug has left a nice size hole on the cylinder. But a turn or two of the key should produce a spark or two on the plug. If you dont see a spark, you may have a bad plug wire.

I'll bet you a $3 bill that your trouble is fixed back at step one. Replace the plug.

Feb 26, 2013 | 2003 Ford Taurus

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Replace sparkplugs


For spark plug problem, click the help links provided below: ---
Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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How to Replace Spark Plugs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

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Car cranks, has spark but will not start?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-crankshas-spark-but-will-not-start.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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How to gap spark plug ? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-gap-spark-plug-on-chevy-impala.html

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Spark plug Replacing for?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/spark-plug-replacing-for-chevy-impala.html

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How to identify number one spark plug on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-identify-number-one-spark-plug.html

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How does the spark plug wire go on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-does-spark-plug-wires-go-on.html

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Spark plug Firing Order Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/2006-suzuki-forenza-spark-plug-firing.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

Feb 12, 2012 | 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

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Cant find rear sparkplugs


For spark plug problem, click the help links provided below: ---
Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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How to Replace Spark Plugs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

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Car cranks, has spark but will not start?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-crankshas-spark-but-will-not-start.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

----------
How to gap spark plug ? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-gap-spark-plug-on-chevy-impala.html

-----------
Spark plug Replacing for?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/spark-plug-replacing-for-chevy-impala.html

-----------
How to identify number one spark plug on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-identify-number-one-spark-plug.html

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How does the spark plug wire go on the distributor cap?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-does-spark-plug-wires-go-on.html

---------
Spark plug Firing Order Diagram?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/2006-suzuki-forenza-spark-plug-firing.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

Jan 29, 2012 | 2004 Kia Amanti

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Replaced sparkplugs and sparkplug wires, now runs rough. I checked connections all tight. check firing orger, looks right. run good till I touched it. Help.


Check the firing order with the firing order diagram that I have uploaded, and if that does not solve the problem then remove the spark plugs and be certain that there is an even spark plug gap between all of the spark plugs, (see the emission label under the hood for the correct spark plug gap) and be certain that there is not any split-fire or multi-fire spark plugs installed in the engine, because those plugs will not work with an OBD-II system, and a random mis-fire is the least that they will cause if installed in an OBD-II controlled vehicle.


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Aug 18, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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How to replace sparkplugs on a 2005 dodge ram 1500 truck.


Follw the spark plug wires to spark plug. Disconnect the wire from plug by pulling and twisting end of wire. Change only one plug at a time and replace wire so as not to mix up firing order

Jul 29, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Ram

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How to replace spark plugs for 1999 ford contour


to replace spark plugs remove spark plug wire boots. use special sparkplug socket or else you can break the sparkplug. to remove turn ratchet counterclockwise remove all four one at a time, make sure that the sparkplug gap is correct. most plugs come pregapped...read the box it will tell.you. do not overtigheten plug once it has fully seated give it a good snug....if you do one at a time you dont need to mark the spark plug wires. if you mix up the wires your car will back fire which could cause severe internal damage.

Feb 13, 2010 | 1999 Ford Contour

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I HAD #3 SPARK PLUG BLOW OUT OF CYLINDER. HAD IT REPAIRED AND ALL NEW PLUGS, FUEL FILTERAND PCV PUT IN NOW TRUCK HAS A VERY FAINT ROUGH IDLE. ANY IDEAS


#3 sparkplug is not firing at peak performance.
The engine block sparkplug hole had to be re-threaded in order to accept an adapter for the replacement spark plug. The sparkplug is sitting "higher" in the cylinder than the others (not as efficient).
It may even be a different sparkplug altogether in order to accommodate the adapter.

Add a silicone insulator gel (AutoZone $2) inside both boot ends of the sparkplug wires and re-seat them all.

Oct 01, 2009 | 2004 Ford Expedition

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2001 Firebird V6 Sparkplug Diagram


The Firing Order is 1-6-5-4-3-2
When you take a wire off of the spark plug of a running engine, there is supposed to be an arc.

Remove and examine the spark plugs. See what condition they're in. It may be way past time for their replacement. Also check the spark plug wires. These are often neglected, and break down after time.

Jun 10, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Firebird

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