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Which PT Cruisers need to have upper intake removed to change spark plugs?

 
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 10:41 am
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Default Which PT Cruisers need to have upper intake removed to change spark plugs?

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I have seen several references on here as to having to remove the upper intake manifold just to change the spark plugs. Is this on the naturally aspirated models?
I'm wondering because I have a turbo with aluminum intake and a turbo with the composite intake and I have changed plugs on both without pulling the intake.
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 10:54 am
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The N/A (non turbo) models need to have the upper manifold taken off. The width of the runners on the non-turbo's makes it impossible to get to all the plugs.
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The N/A (non turbo) models need to have the upper manifold taken off. The width of the runners on the non-turbo's makes it impossible to get to all the plugs.
Yup.
I have changed plugs on turbos with aluminum and composite manifolds without taking the intake off - with swivel sockets.
On the N/A, manifold has to come off.
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So on the N/A, could the intake have been designed to allow for access to all the plugs? Or because it is composite, it had to be designed how it is for strength, thus blocking access to the 2 middle plugs?
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Personally I would have thought they could have designed the N/A plastic upper manifold the same way as the turbo so access to the plugs would have been easier but I'm not an engineer.
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Personally I would have thought they could have designed the N/A plastic upper manifold the same way as the turbo so access to the plugs would have been easier but I'm not an engineer.
That's what I was thinking, because it was obviously done on the turbo
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So on the N/A, could the intake have been designed to allow for access to all the plugs? Or because it is composite, it had to be designed how it is for strength, thus blocking access to the 2 middle plugs?
Most turbos that have the composite intake...the difference in the turbo & N/A intakes is for air flow.
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I have the aluminum intake on my turbo. I can change the plugs in it in about 20 minutes. That's about the ONLY thing that's easy to work on on these 2.4's in the PT.
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Ha ha, yeah Chuzz, but don't forget the multi function switch, that is an absolute breeze to change on the PT as well.
I forgot to mention that the aluminum intake is MUCH easier to change the plugs on than the turbo composite. I'm sorry to hear that the N/A cars are such a pain.
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So on the N/A, could the intake have been designed to allow for access to all the plugs? Or because it is composite, it had to be designed how it is for strength, thus blocking access to the 2 middle plugs?
They didn't factor any of that in. As per mopar. You are instructed to remove the intake to Change plugs in all PTs. But allowing for access wouldn't affect strength.
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