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Old 08 Sep 2010, 06:49 pm
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Default 2004 Spark Plug Change

I am seeking a girls guide to changing spark plugs. I am determinded to take care of my cruiser myself. I learned how to do the oil, I just need to learn spark plugs. ASAP too. If anyone can help. When I say girl guide I mean very detailed, loads of pics, and a lingo I can understand. I am talking "this bolt" "that bolt" EASY!
it is a 2004 basic model, no turbo, automatic.
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 07:11 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Spark Plug Change

There is a sticky in the performance section that is a pretty good step by step guide. Don't remember if it has pictures tho. Maybe do a search for Spark Plugs.

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Old 08 Sep 2010, 11:37 pm
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I have to say that changing the plugs on a PT is about as easy as it gets

you will need a few basic tools
I don't remember the sizes but when you look at your engine the air intake has like 4-5-6 little bolts holding it in place you remove them

then the air intake is lose

loosed the clamp and wiggle it around ( I usually do not remove mine)

the plugs are deep so you will need a "REAL" spark plug socket and a good extension and a 3/8 ratchet

pull the plug wire or boot off the plug
put your socket on the plug
and remove it

now when you put in new one

1 ALWAYS gap them no matter what the auto parts store tells you get a tool and gap them to make sure they are correct

next anti seize lube the plugs
put some type of grease on the inside of the plug wire

I don't torque my plugs but some will say you need to but then you will need a tork wrench

If you are changing plugs then I would also change the wires they have to come off the plugs anyway
just remember 1 at a time take it off put the new one exactly where the ole one was

there is a re3ally good write up on here complete with pics btu this will get it dont

Dont over think it it si really pretty easy if you get a plug that is to tight to get out squirt some WD 40 in the hole and let it sit for about half a hour

don't make it harder than it is
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 01:26 am
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The N/A is actually fairly difficult to most engines ive worked on. Most of which are old cars , where the plug is right on top and you can replace blindfolded
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 01:37 am
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Here's your guide ...

Spark Plug Guide
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 08:01 am
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some how I KNEW Crewzin would come through

freezinghot Id have to agree if we were talking about a 79 Chevy 350 but on a lot of the newer cars you cant even see the plugs
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 08:26 am
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On the spark plug changing guide, forget all you read about the EGR pipe in the back of the upper manifold. They stopped putting them on in about 2003. It was one of the hardest parts of the job anyway because it involved two separate size bolts and was in an awkward place to got to.
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