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Old 05 May 2004, 03:43 pm
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Default Procedure for changing wires and plugs?

I have looked for this thread, but, can't find it.
Is there a procedure for doing the plug / wire / coil change? Specifically, the removal of the intake runners, any seals that need to be replaced, special things to watch out for, or tips to make the job easier on a non-turbo.
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Old 05 May 2004, 04:10 pm
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here is some
http://www.imagestation.com/member/j...d%3D4291473219

http://ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5912
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Old 05 May 2004, 04:35 pm
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Snakepitt1,

The 2 links that KingKole gave you should cover what you need "if" you can log into Imagestation for the first link. If not, the second link should do the trick. Two hints that I have to share are: (1)after you take out/loosen the 5 small upper manifold bolts, my cruiser (2001) had a wire "U" clip that attached to the 2nd or 3rd bolt that went 3/4 way round the upper radiator hose to keep it straight. Don't just pull all the way up on the upper manifold without reaching around and getting that "U" clip from the radiator hose. (2) after the new plugs and wires are in, the first thing you want to do is try and get the EGR bolts (2 of them) back into the holes before you actually put anything else back together. These two bolts are the most annoying things on the whole job to get back in. If you can just start the bolts in the threads that will be enough to continue putting the rest back together.
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I will use this advice as well when I need to chance my plugs. Thanks
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I have looked for this thread, but, can't find it.
Is there a procedure for doing the plug / wire / coil change? Specifically, the removal of the intake runners, any seals that need to be replaced, special things to watch out for, or tips to make the job easier on a non-turbo.
Thanks,
Scott Harris
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I didn't disconnect any throttle linkages - just pivot the intake up & prop it with a stick - less to re-assemble. [?]
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I didn't disconnect any throttle linkages - just pivot the intake up & prop it with a stick - less to re-assemble. [?]
You mean you don't have to disconnect all the stuff in the guide above??
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Old 06 May 2004, 07:02 pm
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You mean you don't have to disconnect all the stuff in the guide above??
Colby,

There is a shorter cut as QSD stated. The only things to take off are the five small upper manifold bolts, the 2 EGR bolts on the back of the engine, and one bolt that attaches the upper manifld to the throttle body. Also the intake tube that comes from the air filter needs to come off of the throttle body. There's a black rubber tube on the right side and depending on the air filter you have, sometimes that has to be taken off where it attaches to the manifold. No electrical connections need to come off, just lift up the front of the manifold and use some sort of tie to keep it away as you change the ignition parts.
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I went to PTDoityourself.com and used the info in the Quick Tips section AFTER I read thru all of the service manual stuff.

One thing CREWZIN didn't mention, is be careful as there is a brass bushing in the part that the throttle body is bolted to. Don't drop it!!! Just be aware of it.
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This sounds like the same set of info that is mentioned in the guide I provide through imagestation.

Thanks for anymore info you could provide.
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