Spark plug advice

Spark plug advice

Postby smokinjoe [OP] » May 8th 2012, 6:59pm

So this is my first spark plug/dist cap/ rotor swap. I am taking off the doghouse now but I am shocked how little I found when searching for tips on this.....

Can anyone point me to a thread or sticky or something or just tell me your advice? I plan to do it on ramps but should I take the wheels off instead?
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Re: Spark plug advice

Postby chevymaher » May 8th 2012, 11:28pm

In through the wheel well for the ones near it, on drivers side. With long extensions. Rear drivers side plug I find easiest to get to from the underneath of van. All the passenger side I do from inside the van.

Thats my routine. No matter what it isn't easy.
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Re: Spark plug advice

Postby Jasen » May 9th 2012, 1:58am

I do mine from the wheel wells, pull the mud skirts off and get them out of your way. Either get one of those wobble plug sockets or put a few wraps of electrical tape around a regular wobbly and 12"-15" of extensions. It's a PITA so the last time I did it I got the NGK Iridium's so I won't have to do it again for 60k or so. Have a couple cold ones in the frig to relieve any frustrations.
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Re: Spark plug advice

Postby trapper20 » May 9th 2012, 2:20am

When you are putting them back, use a piece of rubber hose over the plug to get them started, rather than a socket.
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Re: Spark plug advice

Postby smokinjoe [OP] » May 9th 2012, 3:31am

Thanks guys. I got it done but gotta say its a real knuckle buster. I found going through the doghouse was best and only way to get to dist cap.

I dont see any way of doing it other than with a 3" extension and spakplug socket with the rubber removed to give some wobble. The driver side required getting under the van and having a bright light above was invaluable.

Sadly, doing the swap didnt help my chug problem and I got an error code that said no signal from distributor. (after the job of plugs, wires, cap and rotor)
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