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Old 09-26-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default 2006 wrx spark plug replacement?

My local shop doing a tune-up on mine - said they have to move (jack up slightly I think) the engine just to change the plugs??? Anyone?
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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Sounds weird to me but im no expert i have changed plugs about half dozen times in my current wrx and my last and never once jacked it up at all.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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15ft-lbs torque
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
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NO need to lift up the engine at all.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:55 AM   #5
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Default Replace spark plugs for 06 wrx

I just change my one last week , do the driver side first , remove the battery , and air pump , take the top cover of the fuse box
The passenger side is easy : remove the air filter box and you will see every thing.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:57 AM   #6
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i did mine a couple months back, didnt have to move anything but the washer fluid resevoir. just used a flex head ratchet and it took about 45mins start to finish
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:17 PM   #7
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for an 06 just remove battery on driver side, air box on passenger side. no need to jack motor up. there's enough room to get the coil out and then the plug out. definitely want to get a rachet that allows you to angle the head. NGK plugs = don't use antiseize.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:34 AM   #8
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I replaced mine recently after checking out the info on nasioc, and figured a video might help. I'm happy to help out other newbies, especially since the dealership wanted $338 to replace my plugs. Also included are the cabin and engine filter locations, and how to take off the bumper to replace headlight bulbs.
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YouTube - 2006 wrx bumper, spark plug tutorial
I replaced mine recently after checking out the info on nasioc, and figured a video might help. I'm happy to help out other newbies, especially since the dealership wanted $338 to replace my plugs. Also included are the cabin and engine filter locations, and how to take off the bumper to replace headlight bulbs.
take off the bumper to change headlight bulbs



YOU are totally outa your ****ing mind


waynuts is right...yer nuts alright
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:03 AM   #10
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ever notice the coil pack plugs are the same? it's kind of obvious due to the length where they go

fwd plug is white??

just something you may want to note prior to removal
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:17 PM   #11
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YouTube - 2006 wrx bumper, spark plug tutorial
I replaced mine recently after checking out the info on nasioc, and figured a video might help. I'm happy to help out other newbies, especially since the dealership wanted $338 to replace my plugs. Also included are the cabin and engine filter locations, and how to take off the bumper to replace headlight bulbs.
Is this a joke? You need to take off the bumper to replace some of the bulbs in the headlight assembly

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Old 10-14-2010, 04:47 PM   #12
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IIRC, there are some models you have to remove the bumper to do.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:55 PM   #13
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sorry but I have to have 3 posts untill I can ask a question, this is #2
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:56 PM   #14
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IIRC, there are some models you have to remove the bumper to do.
I have a 2006 2.5i and I have changed the main headlight beams. Does this model require the bumper to be removed to changed some of the bulbs? If so that is in my opinion a very poor design!

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Old 10-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #16
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I have a 2006 2.5i and I have changed the main headlight beams. Does this model require the bumper to be removed to changed some of the bulbs? If so that is in my opinion a very poor design!

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no, you do NOT have to remove the bumper... EVER. Yes, that might be ONE way of doing it, the very, very hard way... Kind of like changing your oil by pulling the engine, putting it on a hoist, and tipping it upside down so the oil comes out the dipstick tube. (actually now that I think about it, you can't change your headlight by removing the bumper, as far as I know those two pieces are not connected in any way on ANY year subaru)
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:25 PM   #17
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The engine does not and should not be jacked-up to remove the spark-plugs.

The driver's side rear coil-module needs to be rotated 180* to be removed (after the connector is disconnected and the bolt is fully loosened).

Respectfully, the shop you are considering going to doesn't know what they are doing.

As for removing the front bumper on a 2006/2007 to change the front bulbs = NO and I don't think so.

The turn-signal and side-marker bulbs are accessed through the fender by unclipping and pulling back the fender-liner and on the passenger's side by removing the air-baffle box.
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