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How do you fix the seal on leaky spark plug tubes in a 1997 dodge neon 2 liter sohc?

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2006-08-18 15:12:43
2006-08-18 15:12:43

Intake manifold gasket...a friend had the same problem (same year car) and we fixed it a couple of weekends go, so far, no leaks. It isn't too big of a job, just like advertised in the Haynes manual. ==New Answer== A little more helpful, you might need to replace the intake manifold gasket, OR it could be you need to change your spark plug tube seals. That in itself is real easy and you can purchase the seals at any autoparts store.

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The seal on the top of the plug tubes are leaking. You need to change the valve cover gasket and plug tube seals.

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Under the valve cover there are seals on top of the plug tubes, you will need to replace the valve cover gasket and plug tube seals.

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The HEMI engines don't have 'spark plug wires' as you're used to seeing, they have coil-over plugs...those small black rectangles with the wires coming from them on either side of the intake plenum. Should be some very long screws holding them on, but are pretty easy to remove. -- No 'spark plug wires' to replace on the HEMIs. There are two plugs per cylinder in the 5.7 liter and 6.1 liter hemi's under those black squares with the two bolts holding them down. You loosen those two bolts per (you don't need to remove them completly) then remove the coils (the black boxes) and remove them. you will see two black rubber tubes (plug connecters) and that will show the plugs underneath.

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The seals inside the valve cover on top of the plug tubes have failed.

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