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Old 11-18-2002, 06:52 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to change spark plugs in MY02 Turbo engine?
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Old 11-18-2002, 09:27 PM   #2
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Pull the spark plug wires out of the engine then remove the sparkplug with the spark plug socket. On the driverside you'll need to remove the washer bottle first.
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:21 AM   #3
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Pull the spark plug wires out of the engine then remove the sparkplug with the spark plug socket. On the driverside you'll need to remove the washer bottle first.
I can't see the connector of the sparkplug wire from the engine. Do I need to remove something out first?
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Old 11-19-2002, 09:55 AM   #4
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Anyone know how to change spark plugs in MY02 Turbo engine?
I don't.. but I bet its funfun.
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Old 11-19-2002, 11:04 AM   #5
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I can't see the connector of the sparkplug wire from the engine. Do I need to remove something out first?
There should be a black square unit on top of your intake manifold with 4 black wires running out of it. Follow these wires to the engine, then take out the wire from the engine pulling only on the big rubber piece, do not pull on the wire.
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Old 11-21-2002, 03:54 AM   #6
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I'll try it. Thanks alot.
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:00 AM   #7
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just to warn you, it's a PITA to get the passenger side ones changed. There's barely enough room for you to work or put a tool down there. It's not impossible though, just be patient and don't get careless. Make sure you reconnect everything in the right order also!
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:01 AM   #8
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whoops, I meant driver's side, I thought I was in japan for a minute there, heh heh.
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:25 PM   #9
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just to warn you, it's a PITA to get the passenger side ones changed. There's barely enough room for you to work or put a tool down there. It's not impossible though, just be patient and don't get careless. Make sure you reconnect everything in the right order also!
That is why you remove the washer bottle.
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Old 11-30-2002, 07:11 AM   #10
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I am trying to change plugs today, and I am not able to get at the rear driver's side plugs. I removed the battery and the windshield washer tank, but the rear drivers side plug seems practically against the engine compartment, like I can get a socket in there, but can't get a socket wrench on it.

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Old 11-30-2002, 02:07 PM   #11
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I am trying to change plugs today, and I am not able to get at the rear driver's side plugs. I removed the battery and the windshield washer tank, but the rear drivers side plug seems practically against the engine compartment, like I can get a socket in there, but can't get a socket wrench on it.

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Try fitting a swivel joint onto the sparkplug socket and see if you can get it at a different angle instead of straight on.
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Old 11-30-2002, 05:55 PM   #12
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I just did a circus act contorting my hand/arm/socket wrench to fit in there and did like a 1/10 turn each time... it was really tedious but it worked? I dunno maybe your hands are bigger than mine.
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Old 12-01-2002, 04:42 AM   #13
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Thanks for the advice. I bought a smaller extension and will try again with more patience (nothing like spending an hour or so trying to change a couple spark plugs....)

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