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Old 30 Mar 2008, 02:32 pm
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Does anyone have details on how to change the spark plugs on the non turbo what has to be removed and replaced
a step by step process such as how tight the plugs need to be and what gaskets you may need to replace
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 07:28 pm
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According to the PT Cruiser book I have, you just pull the bolts on the intake manifold, and tilt the manifold up. Rubber seals appear to be reusable.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 12:27 am
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I removed the EGR tube on the back of the intake, and loosened the bolt on the bottom of the throttle body as well. I don't think you can tilt the intake with the EGR in place. The 13mm (I think, the big one...) bolt on the egr gave me grief when putting it back in. The hole it goes into has a metal insert that goes into a rubber grommet. It wasn't letting me thread the bolt in. I found it works like a charm if you take the grommet out, push the metal insert into it, and then just hold the grommet up to the intake as you thread the bolt in. It allows you more room to wiggle the bolt into the threads. If it gives problems you'll see what I mean.

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Old 31 Mar 2008, 04:32 pm
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Cleverklutz, The EGR valve went away starting in 2003 so 2004ptcruiser won't have to deal with those bolts.
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Call on the PT Nation!!! Okay I am going to change my spark plugs on my 06 PT Cruiser, I am upgrading to NGK Iridium IX and Mopar Perf Wires. Now I looked for your guide on changing plugs for the PT. It is closed . Do you know of any other sites that have the step by step pictures, ? I am just looking for a little extra help...
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 08:54 pm
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does anyone know how much torque is required on the sparkplugs ?
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 09:32 pm
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Plugs 13 ft lbs. Intake manifold 105 in lbs, tighten tn this sequence: 5-3-1-2-4. from left to right.

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