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Spark plug removal ??

I am running out of space when I go to change the spark plugs. with the ratchet, extension, and spark plug socket I am simpley ruinning out of space. the plugs And wires are toward the back of the van. Any advice?

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I have a 98 grand voyager,w/ the 3.3 engine, and yes, the 3 plugs on the side of the engine near the firewall are a real joy to change. If you are planning on keeping the van, put high quality platinum plugs, they are good for 100k miles (hopefully!), so u won't have to deal w/ this again.
Use a 3/8" drive ratchet, spark plug socket, and extension. 1/2" drive is too bulky. I'm not sure, but I may have used one of those swivel adapters to help get the right angle. I also took off the serpentine belt so I could move the alternator to gain some room on the passenger side (push the alternator towards the back of the car after removing the serpentine belt and the 4 alternator bracket bolts. This allows u to get at plug #1. For plugs 3 + 5 remove the resonator and the intake strut bolt @ the cylinder head. Remove the intake strut bolt @ the intake manifold and swing the strut out of the way. Plugs 2, 4, +6 are easy, as u know. You should coat the plug threads w/anti-seize compound, so u or the next poor soul that has to change the plugs will be able to get them out. And when you are done, u have 100k miles before u have to go thru this again. Good Luck countrycurt0

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Hello the easy way to do these plugs put your car up on ramps front end only use jack stands under vehicle get a long 18 inch or longest extentions put them together with a swivel socket 5/8 reach from under car you can actually see what your working on from here it seems like its a lot of work but when you see its a lot easier goodluck

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