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How do I remove the driver side spark plugs in a 2011 Dodge Nitro? They appear to have a 10mm bolt going through the intake brackets instead of a stud and nut so that I can easily remove the ignition

I haven't started taking the intake off, yet, but I have tried to figure out why the bolts themselves don't come out. I guess they have a nut underneath them?

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