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Spark plug removal/ replacement .

If your socket doesn't grab your spark plug from the depths of the rocker cover, take a piece of hose that will fit on the end of the plug and poke it down in there to grab it and use to get it started in the threads again. It works great.

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where are soark plugs


Vehicles: 2000 Kia Sportage 4-cylinder 2.0L MFI DOHC 1998-2002

They're hidden underneath the coil cover, which is partially obscured by the accelerator cable bracket, which is obstructed by the air intake.

They're accessed from the top of the engine.

If you don't have a compressed air line to blow dirt away from around the plugs before removing them, one may blow through a plastic drinking straw (while closing eyes), or use a can of compressed air (with a little red plastic straw) sold for use cleaning computer PC boards/keyboards.

Where the manual (below) says "carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head", you may consider one or another of a couple of experienced mechanic's tricks (used to avoid cross-threading the plug thus damaging the head):
trick 1: start plug by putting plug onto the end of a piece of stiff-ish hose, and
start the threads by gently turning the end of the hose. Once plug has
safely started turning into its threads, switch to a spark plug socket.
trick 2: use the spark plug socket, but carefully start the plug by gently
turning the plug COUNTER-clockwise, until the plug drops a hair - at this
point you know you've found the start of the first thread. Then gently thread
the plug in clockwise.
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Spark Plugs - Removal & Installation

WARNING
Do not attempt to remove spark plugs when the engine is hot.

(1) Disconnect the negative battery cable.
(2) Remove the air intake hose assembly.
(3) Remove the accelerator cable bracket.
(4) Remove the six bolts and coil cover from cylinder head cover.
(5) Remove the four bolts and the two coils from the cover.
(6) Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by twisting the boot and removing.
(7) Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
(8) Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, and then remove.
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To install:

(1) Be sure the spark plug gap is set to 0.039-0.043 in. (0.98-1.09mm).
(2) Apply anti-seize compound or light lubricating oil (WD-40 or 3-in-1) to the spark plug threads.
(3) Carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head and torque to 11-17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
(4) Reconnect high tension leads to the spark plugs.
(5) Install the two ignition coils and torque four mounting bolts to 14-19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
(6) Install the coil cover and secure with six bolts
(7) Install the accelerator cable bracket.
(8) Reconnect the air intake hose assembly
(9) Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Dec 02, 2011 | 2000 Kia Sportage

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how to remove rocker arm cover, to change spark plugs.


You shouldn't need to remove the rocker arm cover/valve cover. All you should need is a long extention with the spark plug socket on the end of it and just put it down in the hole. You didn't mention the model or year of your hyundai but in many of the Hyundais, this is the case. I know in all cases the valve cover does not need to be removed in order to change the plugs. I hope this helps you and good luck.

Jun 21, 2011 | Hyundai Accent Cars & Trucks

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where is the spark plugs located for the 2002 4 cylinder highlander located. Plan on replacement.


First, remove the no. 1 engine cover. Locate the ignition coils, these will be squarish-looking packs with spark plug wires (4 of them) coming out. The wires should be going to the spark plugs, which are on the front and back side of the engine.
Grab the ignition coils or spark plug wires by the thick plastic piece at the end of the wire. Squeeze the end and turn it to release it from the spark plug. Pull back to remove the plug from the engine.
Slide the spark plug socket over the spark plug. The most common size of spark plug socket used on a Toyota Highlander is 16mm. Turn the socket to the left to unscrew and remove the spark plug from the cylinder well.

Mar 07, 2011 | 2002 Toyota Highlander

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anyone have picture/illustration of where the spark plug are located on a 2005 highlander?


  1. 1 Pull the hood release and raise the hood on the Highlander. Allow the engine plenty of time to cool.
  2. 2 Remove some components to reach the spark plugs. On a 3.3 liter engine, unscrew and remove the V-bank cover and intake air tank. On a 2.4 and 3.0 liter engine, remove the number one engine cover.
  3. 3 Locate the ignition coils and spark plug wires that connect directly to the spark plugs or directly to the engine in the Toyota Highlander. In 2001 and 2002 models, theses are on the front and back of the engine. On models made after 2002, the spark plugs are along the sides. Grab the ignition coils or spark plug wires by the thick plastic piece at the end of the wire. Squeeze the end and turn it to release it from the spark plug. Pull back to remove the plug from the engine.
  4. 4 Slide the spark plug socket over the spark plug. The most common size of spark plug socket used on a Toyota Highlander is 16mm. Turn the socket to the left to unscrew and remove the spark plug from the cylinder well.
  5. 5 Apply a thin coat of anti-seize compound to the spark plug thread and into the wire boot to reduce the chance of sticking.
  6. 6 Insert the spark plug into the well and manually turn the plug into place. If you cannot reach the plug well manually, insert the plug into the socket and extension and use the extension to turn the plug into place. Do not use a socket wrench or flexible extension for this process because their force damages the spark plug.
  7. 7 Connect the ignition coil or spark plug wire to the spark plug. Turn to lock it into place.
  8. 8 Continue this process for the rest of the spark plugs. Replace any removed items onto the engine and lower the hood.

Read more: How to Replace Spark Plugs in a Toyota Highlander ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4484644_replace-spark-plugs-toyota-highlander.html#ixzz1C6Y4k5y2

Jan 26, 2011 | 2005 Toyota Highlander

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How do I locate and change the spark plugs on the 1998 Oldsmobile 88?


There will be 6 spark plugs. 3 at the front of the car between the engine and the radiator. 3 on the other side of the engine close to the firewall. You can follow the spark plug wires to locate each plug. The engine is transverse mounted, or sideways. It can be difficult to plugs on this type of engine because of clearance problems. I use a special spark plug socket that is extra long. Instead of using a ratchet wrench, I use a 7/8 inch ratcheting box end wrench on the socket. The socket has a rubber insert to hold on to the plugs after they have been removed from the engine. Be careful when removing the spark plug wire. They get stuck on the plugs, and pulling on the wire will damage it. If you don't have a tool designed for removing spark plug wires, twist the boot, or the big end of the plug wire that slips over the end of the spark plug. Once is is loosened up, you can pull it off the spark plug. Pull on the boot, never the wire. Only remove one wire at a time to avoid getting the wires crossed. To install the plugs, get a 6 inch length of rubber vacuum hose that will fit tightly on the end of the spark plug. Use this as a handle to install the spark plug into the engine. Once the spark plug is threaded in to the engine, pull the hose off the end of the plug and use the socket and ratcheting wrench to finish tightening.

Dec 20, 2010 | 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

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