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Removing you sprak plug

When removing a spark plug it helps after losening to use a small hose to slide over plug and turn rather the burning your hand tring to remove.

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How do I Remove the heater hose from the rear of the engine on a 1998 Ford Expediton?


Sounds like you are talking about the hose that goes to the heater. It has a snap spring clamp on it. You will be able to handle it better if you buy a new hose and cut the old one off. A small curved needle nose plier or straight plier may help. Then put the old clamps onto the hose higher up and slide them in place once the hose is mounted. Do the hard to reach end first(using the hose length to grip onto) and clamp it, then attach the last end.

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I can't remove the valve cover on my 99 kia sportage.


Remove Mass Air Flow pipe from Valve cover, then detach hose at rear of valve cover, and hose on left hand side.Remove Plastic Spark Plug cover, and remove coils (leave plugs). Remove all Bolts from inside plug cover (x8) and 9 from the outside (the last one is from behind the timing belt cover. The rear ones are tough, as there is little space to work.Then gently remove the valve cover, you may have to divert the spark cables and small hoses behind the Transmission fluid dip stick.Remove and refit the seal / gasket, and ensure there is a little oil on the top of the block when you replace the valve cover, just tighten bolts to hand tight fit, (you may need to put a piece of newspaper between the screwdriver/wrench handle and your hand to gain sufficient grip.Reverse the process and you should be good to go.

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how do you change the #3 spark plug on an 01 Blazer?


This is the one behind the steering shaft on the driverside, a swivel sparkplug socket and a small extension and a small peice of rubber hose, you will use the swivel to get loose then use the hose to slide on the plug and remove it by hand the rest of the way, to install you will dothe same, use a small peice of hose, slide onto the plug and tighten by hand as far as you can, then sldie swivel on and tighten, make sure not to over tighten, they dont need to be so tight, and make sure not to crack the plug, have soket as straight as it can go. its not to bad to do, ive found that getting the plugs through the wheel well is so much faster then from inside the engine compartment. hope this is helpful. good day.

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2000 Sportage: where is the spark plugs located on a 2000 Kia Sp...


They are under the black plastic cover that is in the middle of your valve cover gasket. Remove the intake hose from the aluminum intake plenum on top of the valve cover and the silencer box against the firewall. Remove all the connectors from the sensors which should be 2 on the plenum and the 2 large vacuum hoses on the plenum. Then remove the 3 12mm bolts from the plenum at the throttle body and remove the plenum. You can reuse the throttle body gasket at the plenum so don't destroy it. All the other bolts are 10mm and use a screwdriver to loosen the clamps on the hose. The sensors have clips that you need to remove with a small screwdriver, then disconnect them. Remove the bolts on the cover and the cover. Then remove the bolts holding the coil packs down. Do one plug at a time. 2 of them are connected to the 2 plug wires and 2 are underneath the 2 coil packs. The connectors on the coil packs are fragile so remove them carefully. Reverse the steps to reinstall the plenum, etc.

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location of TDC senor


Not only am I going to give you the sensor loaction, but I am also giving you step by step instructions on you can repair it yourself, and we also sell the part:

Step 1: Disconnect the Negative Battery Cable.

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Step 2: Remove the Plastic Ignition Coil Wire Cover by turning the 2 Screw hooks counter-clock wise and lift it off.

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Step 3: Unplug all Spark plug wires and remove each bolt for the ignition coils and put them a side. keep them in order from left to right (1 2 3 4) so you can put them in the same cylinder.

Step 4: Remove the 2 nuts on the Spark Plug Wiring Harness
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Step 5: Remove the two nuts on the Throttle Cables, unplug the wire on the left side of the valve cover and also de-tach the AC hose clamp from the back right side of the valve cover disconnect the PCV hose i believe on the back of the Valve Cover. push the throttle cables up and behind the Air Box.

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AC Hose Clamp
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Step 6: I already had my valve cover off, but you may now loosen the bolts on it. i think there were 5. do it in this sequence couple turns at a time to prevent warping or any other damage to the valve cover.

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Step 7: Unbolt the AC Hose Clamp so that you can slide the spark plug harness wires out of the way to take off the Valve Cover a little more Easily.

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Step 8:Remove the Valve Cover. start by gently lifting it from all sides around to make sure it is fully losse. start from the left and lift lighty. you need to angle it out under the AC Hose. again, mine is off. but this is how you would lift it out.

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Step 9: Cover the Head with a Tshirt, Rag, or any cloth that is big enough so that nothing falls into the head.

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Step 10: Pull the Power Steering Reservoir straight up and push it to the side along with the hoses. DO NOT DISCONNECT THESE HOSES.

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Step 11: Pull out the CMP(TDC Sensor) Wire Grommet, and unplug the wire.

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Step 12: Remove the 3 Nuts on the Upper Timing Belt Cover. the one on the far left is the hardest because its in a tight spot. i simply used a rachet and a 2" extension. loosen it as much as you can with the ratchet then use a medum size extension and the 10mm socket without the ratchet and loosen it with your hand until you can use your bare hands. to get the bolt out. these are pretty small. be sure not to drop them below. once the three are removed you can pull the cover up and out under the AC Hose over the Coverd Head.

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Step 13: Remove the 10mm Bolt on the Sensor and pull it out and then the sensor after. this one is very short so i suggest using the ratchet with a small turn just to loosen it. then take it out with you hand very slowly and do not remove you hand from this bolt. it'll come out in a couple turns.

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Step 14: Put the New CMP/TDC Sensor in mounting it with the same bolt. notice there is a small hole on in the position to hole the sensor in place. be careful putting the bolt in so you dont drop it.

CMP/TDC Sensor
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Sensor Fitting Hole
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Do the Reverse to put everything back together. hope this helps.

Feb 12, 2010 | 2001 Honda Odyssey

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