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Old 24 Aug 2014, 11:19 am
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Default Sparkplugs and cooling system liquid

Hello folks,

I apologize for posting these questions on new member section! My 2002 Cruiser has approx. 73500 miles. My son had an accident and I fixed the problems associated with this. When driving the car it would start to over-heat after a few miles. I put new thermostat in and drained coolant/water and put fresh coolant/water in motor. I drove it and the same problem would occur. The fan works and there are no leaks. This morning I wanted to check sparkplugs and replace them if needed(they need replacing!!!). I noticed a liquid on the plugs that seems to be coolant/water. Why would this occur in this section of the motor? Also I could not get my socket to grip the sparkplug on the 1st cylinder. Since these sparkplugs are deep in their wells do I need to take off valve cover to try to remove this sparkplug? I'm sure previous owner did something to create this problem and now I'm stuck dealing with it. Here is a pic of two plugs.
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I'm wondering if they are the original plugs... The gap on them is close to 50. Could the liquid on the plugs be due to water pump failure or something else? I'm thinking I might need to replace the water pump. Being that I'm new to PT Cruisers I will be asking some ignorant questions. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Jim
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