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Old 01 Aug 2007, 03:24 pm
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Default CHANGING SPARK PLUGS & WIRES??

I Know Ive seen it here before but I need to change my plugs & wires on a non- turbo so I need instructions & best kind to get,,,,I live near a Pep BOYS & Napa auto suggestions? Thanks MJB
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 05:40 pm
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A search would have brought up all your answers, but here they are again...

Here's the Imagestation link to the procedures. Depending on the year you will/won't have the EGR pipe in the back of the upper manifold.

Album: CHANGING SPARK PLUGS ON A PT CRUISER - SIMPLIFIED


Plugs and wires. Lots of them out there. A lot of us went with Champion Double Pltinum plugs #7570 and Crane wires from www.RaceandStreet.com

Gap whatever plug you buy at .040in and use anti-seize on the plug threads. Also use some Dielectric grease on the wire ends.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 07:47 pm
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Can you tell me what they dielectric grease is for on the wires? Does it just lubricate ends or work as a conductor?
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 08:07 pm
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Can you tell me what they dielectric grease is for on the wires? Does it just lubricate ends or work as a conductor?
The primary purposes of the grease is to keep out moisture, and prevent corrosion. Prevention of corrosion keeps the metal-to-metal contact point in a connector conducting electricity.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 05:28 am
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Thanks Ive determined that I have a miss in cylinder #3 with aid of mechanic...I went to dealer to ask him why I couldnt get #1 plug out(which is easy usually) its accessable. he laughed dont you know this is a flat rate shop..... we use air tools & never use never sease! I cringed! He stated he get them out no problem!! What am I to do now! This shop to me has been fine! Actually great! Do I trust them? Im confused I do need it fixed though & have a real miss in #3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mjb, I would be concerned about that shop. The plugs are NOT a hard job for the average person to do. Being that the plugs and manifold bolts have to be torqued, unless you wish to purchase a foot lb and a inch lb torque wrench, I would let another shop to do it. I myself bought one wrench of each and it helped to round out the tools I use. You don't have to pay $60-70 each for them, many auto shops have them for $20-30 even tho they are not made in the US.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 05:20 pm
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Thanks ALL: I spoke personally with my mechanic & his buddy was pulling my chain! The donr use a airgun on plugs(eeks) relieved, anyway I bought the champion platinums and had them gapped at .40 & anti seize put on them along with the wire dieletric grease on brand new Mopar wires which were under warranty for another year. I would have bought new ones but they were covered so here we are all running fine! (they werent convinced though on platinums( but did install them at my request) I hope Im ok for awhile now,,any other tips?? MPG I hope will improve becaues he said #1 & #3 were both missfiring!!
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A search would have brought up all your answers, but here they are again...

Here's the Imagestation link to the procedures. Depending on the year you will/won't have the EGR pipe in the back of the upper manifold.

Album: CHANGING SPARK PLUGS ON A PT CRUISER - SIMPLIFIED


Plugs and wires. Lots of them out there. A lot of us went with Champion Double Pltinum plugs #7570 and Crane wires from www.RaceandStreet.com

Gap whatever plug you buy at .040in and use anti-seize on the plug threads. Also use some Dielectric grease on the wire ends.
The image links does not exist anymore. Is there another place for the spark plug replacement?
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bout all i can say is I changed my plugs and wires a few weeks ago (right at 80,000 on car) it did help the little miss but nothing at all on mileage so i still get right at 23 and that is 95% highway i will agree that i run kinda fast and if i were to slow down it would improve but you know i have grown to just accept it and drive on
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Old 21 Oct 2009, 02:48 pm
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If you look on the top of the Tech & Performance section of this forum (Spark Plug Guide) you should find a sticky that shows you how to change plugs and wires and a lot of other good information.

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