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Spark plug replacement

Rotate engine? how many engine mount points are there. I got the one on the front at the radiator and removed 2 nut from what looked like engine mount on the driver's side and pass side. Is there a better way to get to the hidden plugs?

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Now that you have the 2 "dog bone" engine mounts removed, you have to pull the engine forward to access the rear plugs. I use a ratcheting strap to do this.

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Change spark plugs


There's a procedure called "rotating the engine" for GM cars. It pulls the top of engine forward towards the radiator just enough to get to the plugs on the back.
At top of engine, front of car, you see a "dogbone" brace. You probably have two. Running from a bracket on the engine to top of radiator support. remove the long bolt and nut (size 15 mm) from both dogbones. Now on underside of one of the dogbones is a hole, see it? You have to pry or pull engine forward (get help, you need it) enough that the long bolt you removed from end of dogbone goes through the new hole- engine has to roll over forward enough that the new hole now fits into hole on radiator bracket. Shove the long bolt through to hold engine in forward position. Now you can get to the rear plugs-gives you just a little more room.
If this is not clear, post back. Good luck.

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How to remove starter from 2004 pacifica


REMOVAL
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove (UPPER RADIATOR CROSS MEMBER) and relocate (UPPER RADIATOR CROSS MEMBER REMOVED) the upper radiator crossmember, (Refer to 23 - BODY/EXTERIOR/RADIATOR CROSSMEMBER - REMOVAL).
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Remove the wiring harness clip from front mount.
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Remove the lower bracket bolt to engine block (BRACKET ENGINE BLOCK BOLT).
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Describe your how fix my pontiac 2000 montana Problem changing spark plugs



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.
If there is any corrosion, carbon tracking or arcing indicated on a plug wire boot or terminal, both the plug wire and component it was connected to should be replaced.


Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  3. Remove the left side plug wires from the retaining clips.
  4. Rotate the engine for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. Remove the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  6. Remove the plug wires from the retaining clip.
  7. Remove the spark wires from the ignition coils.
  8. Remove the plug wire assembly from the engine.
    NOTE If you are replacing the spark plug wires, the spark plug wire conduit and retaining clips should be transferred to the replacement wires.

To install:
  1. Install the right side plug wires to the ignition coils and then the spark plugs.
  2. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clip.
  3. Rotate the engine back to the original position.
  4. Install the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coils and then to the spark plugs.
  5. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.

3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  3. Remove the left side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    2. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
    3. Remove the left side spark plug wire clips from the intake manifold and heater inlet and outlet pipe.
    4. Remove the left side spark plug wire assembly.

  4. If removing the right side spark plug wires, the engine must be rotated for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. After rotating the engine, remove the right side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ignition coil.

  6. Remove the right side spark plug wire clip from the ignition coil bracket.
  7. Remove the right side spark plug wire assembly.

To install:
  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2. Install the right side spark plug wire clip at the ignition coil bracket.
  3. Connect the plug wires to the ignition coil and spark plugs.
  4. If the engine was rotated for access, return the engine to the original position.
  5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.

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Trying to remove an alternator from an 06 altima


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  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Engine cover
    • Front/right-side engine undercover
    • Drive belt
    • Alternator harness connector
    • Engine ground wire from top mount
    • Alternator upper and lower mounting bolts
  3. Set the alternator aside and remove the top mount.
  4. Remove the alternator.
To Install:
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  1. Slide alternator in place.
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    • Alternator top mount
    • Alternator upper and lower mounting bolts
    • Engine ground wire from top mount
    • Alternator harness connector
    • Drive belt
    • Front/right-side engine undercover
    • Engine cover
    • Negative battery cable
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain coolant from the radiator into a suitable container.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Radiator
    • Front/right-side engine under cover
    • Drive belt
    • Idler pulley
    • Alternator adjustable top mount
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    • Alternator lower front bracket bolt
    • Alternator harness connectors
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  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Alternator in place
    • Alternator harness connectors
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    • Alternator lower mount bolt and nuts
    • Alternator adjustable top mount
    • Idler pulley
    • Drive belt
    • Front/right-side engine under cover
    • Radiator
  2. Replace the engine coolant.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  5. Recheck coolant level and top off as needed.
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I have a 2001 oldsmobile silhouette and I need to change the spark plugs I see the three up front but I am not sure how to get to the three in the back?


You'll have to rotate the engine forward.Remove the air cleaner duct and accelerator cable.Place transmission in neutral(Block rear wheels). Remove the two bolts and detach driver's side torque strut(front engine mounts) .remove one bolt from radiator side of the passenger side torque strut. Use a ratchering strap attach to radiator support and engine lifting eye,rotate engine forward. remove coil pack to ease access to spark plugs. Good luck!!

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Assuming this is a XG 350, the process is lengthly.
1. Remove the RH radiator cooling fan (two 10mm bolts at the top & wiring harness connector to it).
2. Lift vehicle to remove the Right Front wheel (then remove 4 10mm bolts securing the plastic splash shield & remove it)
3. Loosen the 14mm nut on the alternator belt tensioner pully
4. Loosen the tension on the belt by rotating (counter-clockwise) the 14mm bolt at the bottom of the idler pully and remove the belt.
5. remove the pully & the idler pully (three 12 mm bolts)
6. Loosen the 14mm nuts at the top and bottom mounting points of the alternator.
7. Using a floor jack (or vehicle lift), support the engine using a jack-stand & 2x4 piece of wood under the oil pan.
8. This is tricky - lift the engine 'SLIGHTLY' to take pressure off the front engine mount - loosen the 17 mm nut on top of the mount itself and observe engine movement. If the engine moves upward 'slightly' remove the 17mm nut - if not, raise the engine slight more until you see the mounting bracket rise off the mount.
9. Remove the remaining 17mm nut (deep well socket), and two 17mm bolts and remove the engine mount bracket.
10. Here's another tricky step. Some 350's bottom Alternator bolt bores are 'SLOTTED'... some are NOT. You'll need to determine wether you'll need to REMOVE the lower bolt, or just loosen the mounting sleeve at the bottom bolt. If it's 'sleeved', I use an air hammer to loosen the sleeve. If it's not slotted, I remove the lower bolt (it's the only way to remove the alternator and pry it off).
11. At the top is an "L" bracket which uses two 12mm bolts to attach it to the engine (head). One of the two 12mm bolts is difficult to get to -- do your best to remove it because the battery cable to the alternator is in the way.
12. Disconnect the alternator wiring (battery cable & regulator harness connector)
13. Lift the engine as high as it will go & pry the alternator off its lower mounting.
14. manuver the alternator upward taking care not to damage the radiator.
15. Installation is in reverse order.
NOTE: If your XG's lower mounting point was slotted, your task is easy. If it isn't, your task now becomes more difficult as you must align the new alternator to facillitate re-insertion of the lower bolt.
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How do you rotate the motor in a 2001 Chevy Lumina to change the back three spark plugs


Place the parking brakes on and disconnect the two front dog bone motor mounts. With the transmission placed in park and a friend, free up the parking brake and have your friend push the car forward till the engine rotates far enough for you to work on the rear spark plugs. Put the parking brakes back on and place wheel chalk to the front and rear wheels to ensure the car does not move and you loose an arm.
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Diagram hard to reach plugs in 2002 Impala


its also easy to just remove the coils pacs and mod. with two 10mm bolts in front and two 1/2in. nuts behind. you get ALOT more room to get back there.

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Change plugs


The front three spark plugs are easy to replace, it's the rear ones that is tricky and there are a few ways to get to them. 
1 way is you need to remove the "dog bones" or top mounts on the engine. then pry the engine forward about 4" There is a special tool for tilting the engine made by Lisle corp. called a GM engine tilt tool about $40. This will give you room to get the the rear spark plugs with extensions and a spark plug socket with a swivel attached to it. 

2 you can have a friend help you buy, placing the emergency brakes on and removing the "dog bone" again, and the transmission in park. Both of you would then push the car forward after taking the emergency brakes off. This will tilt the engine forward but take caution not to tilt the engine to far forward in to the radiator and place the emergency brakes on.
3rd If you remover the horizontal crossbar inside the engine right in front of the windshield you can reach behind the engine and change the plugs without dismounting the engine. I recommend putting a piece of carpet or a pad over the top of the engine to protect it while you change the plugs.
Good luck and hope this helps and be careful not to drop the new plugs. 

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