• Spark Plugs and Wires
  • Chevy Malibu
  • Buick Rendezvous

How do you change sparkplugs on a Malibu?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2015-07-15 21:32:55

Best Answer

On my 1999 Malibu 4 cyl the spark system in integrated into the engine cover. What I did... With the hood up and facing the engine. There is a wiring harnes connetor which plugs in to the rigth hand side. 1- Pull out the orange colored positive connector latch. 2- Pull of the black connector (make sure you push the plastic lock)

This is thge tricky part.. The cover must be removed straight up! ANy side force will break the watertight boots which connect the plugs themselves to the spark/emgine cover.

A- There are 4 bolts in the top of the cover holding it on. REmove these bolts (they are about 3 inches long) B- Move the fuel lines and anything else that might prevent you from lifting the cover straight up. I can't stress this enough. I broke mine the first time.

It comes of hard bu keep at it with slow steady force. You can wiggle it a little but not much. It will enevtually come off.

Once you remove the spark dist cover assembly you will see the plugs and have a good understyanding of what I'm talking about.

Make sure you blow out the holes and surrounding area before you remove the plugs to keep dirt out.

I usually loosen all the plugs and then use a short (6 inch) piece of 3/16 rubber hose to lift out the plugs. Push the end of the hose over the end of the spark plug. The plug goes fits snuggly into the hose and lift it out. Work sgood for re-installation as well.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2015-07-15 21:32:55
This answer is:
User Avatar

Your Answer


Related Questions

How do you change sparkplugs?

How do I change sparkplugs for Mazda 626 2002 2.0l

What are good sparkplugs to enhance performance?

Sparkplugs do not truly enhance the preformance of the machine, as they simply arc and provide energy to burn the gas. Normal sparkplugs will do you with no change in milage.

How do you change the heater blower motor on a 2006 Chevy Malibu?

how do i change my blower motor on my 2007 malibu

How long it take to change sparkplugs in a Chevy Venture?

about 3 hours

How do you change the water pump on a 1997 Chevy Malibu V6?

How do you change the water pump on a 1997 chevy malibu?

Is it difficult to change the fuel sensor on a 2007 Chevy Malibu?

is it difficult to change the fuel sensor on a 2007 Chevy Malibu

How do you change the rear brake pads on a Chevy Malibu maxx?

How do you change the rear brake pads on a 2010 Chevy Malibu

When should you change sparkplugs 2004 buick lesabre?

when there isn't enough spark going to the sparkplugs, and your car is not starting. sometimes it occurs most in winter because of the temp.

How to change the oil on a 2004 Chevy Malibu?

Where is the oil filter in a 2004 Chevy Malibu

How to replace the fuel pump on a Chevy Malibu?

How do you change the fuel pump on a 2003 Chevy Malibu?

Where is fuel vent valve on 2001 Malibu?

How to change vent vavle in 2005 Chavy Malibu

Diagram of spark plugs for 2003 buick rendezvous?

change sparkplugs on 2003 Rendezvous

Changing spark plugs on a 2002 Cadillac deville?

where are the sparkplugs on a 2002 cadillac deville and how to change them

Change sparkplugs Pontiac Montana?

The rear plugs have to be done from below. I took mine to the dealer and it was $150 to change the 3 plugs.

Are there special sparkplugs needed for a Ford Taurus?

Sparkplugs are almost universal, because of the way sparkplugs work and the way they are shaped the same, it means you should be able to use "standard" sparkplugs.

How do you change the starter on a 2002 Malibu?

With great care.

How do you change the water pump for 2004 Malibu classic?


How you change transmission fluid chevy Malibu 2005?

To change the transmission fluid on your Chevy Malibu 2005, first, pull off the pan, drain the fluid, and replace it.

How do you change sparkplugs in 2001 jetta?

pls give full info...2001 Jetta....what engine, etc?

How do you change the neutral safety switch on a 2003 Chevy Malibu?

how do you check the safety neutral switch on a 2003 Chevy Malibu

Will a 2002 Malibu 3.1 eng fit in a 1997 Malibu?

Yes it will fit but you will need to change the computer and wiring for it to work.

How do you change fuel filter in Chevy Malibu maxx?

There is no user serviceable filter in 2004 to 2007 Chevy Malibu Maxx.

Change Head lights Malibu 2001?

How do I change the head lamps in a 2005 Mailbu

How do you change the spark plugs on the Isuzu rodeo?

Isuzu rodeo 4 cylinder sparkplug changevery important remove the cables and sparkplugs 1 at a time so you wont confuse the cables later on. i got a 97 4 cylinder. you will need 2 small extensions to reach the sparkplugs. on the top right you will have to remove with a Philip screwdriver the air hose(aprox. 3" thick) to have easy access to the sparkplugs.

How do you change a headlamp on a 2003 Chevy Malibu?

very carefully