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Old 01-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #11
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I have 2004 3.9 ltr with only 80K miles on it! I love the car, however I have given up on the battle to change the spark plugs - I now hire people to do that. They are almost impossible to reach!!!
Not really, all you need is to get a ratchet with an extension and you should be fine, I changed my plugs a couple weeks ago
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #12
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yeah, its a tight fit i would agree. but its very doable. try to use a 'flex head extension' or better yet a 'flex head ratchet'.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #13
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which spark plug are you having a problem w/? the last two right farthest and all the way in the back right?

oh how much is the shop charging for that service, btw? I think this will be an interesting answer so others who change their own plugs can felt the $$$ savings.

next time you bring it in the shop for a change, maybe you can look and see how the mechanic does it, its a great way to learn from a pro.
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I remember my first car..a 74 Corolla. I went to change the plugs one day with plugs in hand and a nice ratchet. Popped the hood...and low and behold the plugs were like 6 inches down in the engine block. Hahaha .Needless to say i didn't change the plugs in that car.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #15
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You guys should try changing plugs on a 3.0 Mitsu/Chrysler......
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You guys should try changing plugs on a 3.0 Mitsu/Chrysler......
yeah, did that last year for my wife's mitsu. (shop wanted 250 for labor and parts)
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #17
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Yup, whole intake system has to come off, you have to replace intake gaskets everytime you change plugs
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:26 AM   #18
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You guys should try to change plugs in an LT1 F-body. You'll only do it once.
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