I reach over and around the top of the engine to access the spark plugs.I reach over and around the top of the engine to access the spark plugs.
Need to know year and engine size, as there are many different ones, the almera uses both long and short reach plugs, so getting the wrong ones (long reach in a short reach engine) can be a disaster.
It is your choice. You can either remove the transmission and leave the engine alone. or pull the engine and leave the transmission alone. If your SMART you will replace all the freeze plugs in the engine.
lay under the front end of the 85 Caprice and reach the hood latch to pull it. You may need a pair of pliers to gain extra arm length.
remove the coil pack; use a jointed extension with sparkplug socket to reach plugs.
You reach over the top, or Jack the van up and reach them from underneath.
On the top of the engine you will have some coil packs (x4) These are secured in by 10mm bolts and have wires conected to them. Remove the coonnectors and the bolts, and pull the coil packs upwards. This then reveals the spark plugs, loosed them off and remove them. fit the new ones making sure not to put them in too tight, nip then and then a quarter turn will do. put the coils back in and away you go. IMPORTANT!!!!! MAKE SURE THE PLUGS ARE CORRECT BY CHECKING THE OLD AGAINST THE NEW FIRST, AS THE ALMERA USES BOTH LONG AND SHORT REACH PLUGS, IF YOU PUT LONG REACH PLUGS AN ENGINE REQUIRING SHORT REACH, THE PISTON WILL HIT THE PLUGS AND DAMAGE THE ENGINE
Front bank of plugs are easy. Back bank of plugs are more difficult but can be reached from the right side(drivers side) of the engine. Make sure engine has cooled before attempting to reach in behind the engine...thereis an exhaust manifold and shield there which can be very hot.
Disconnect the battery, locate the starter.. remove the mounting bolts, bring the starter down to where you can reach all of the wires going to the solenoid, and disconnect those.
The hardest part is getting to them. You have to be able to get clear access to the freeze plugs. There are typically several, and often there are a some that are difficult to reach. You'll need to look at a reference manual to see where they all are. Sometimes you have to pull the engine to get to the freeze plug that is under the flywheel/flex plate. It depends where the freeze plugs are located. I just recently had the rear plugs replaced on my ranger v6 3.0 and you cannot reach them. I had a shop do the work and instead of lifting the engine out they dropped the transmission and was able to reach them from underneath.
Remove the plastic cover plate on top of engine and you will see 4 holes in a line which is where the spark plugs are recessed into, you will need a socket set with long extension arm to reach the plugs. hope this helps. Iain.
there are 6 spark plugs, 3 are visible and easily changed, but 3 are under the engine and very difficult to get to. I had to have a shop do the work and they said they had to pull the motor to reach them.
The rear plugs will have to be reached from underneath. The engine will need to be unbolted from the motor mounts (while being properly jacked up) and leaned forward. There is a special wrench used to reach up and get to the plugs at this point.
Yoiu have to reach around the intake plenumn from the top.
If the engine is twincam, probaply head cover gasket is broken. Then oil from the head reach one or more spark plugs and when the engine is hot this oil causes smoke. You can find out if so, when remove the spark plugs one or more of them will have oil on the trade.
Tune ups on modern computer controlled cars amount to new plugs and wires every 100,000 miles. There is no distributor cap, rotor, or points like older vehicles. I wanted to replace the plugs on my 1998 GP until I discovered that you must remove the rear engine mount and jack the engine up to reach the rear plugs.
You may have a injector problem. If it is a 4.3L engine it is not uncommon for a fuel injector to fail. Try to locate which cylinder is not firing. You can pull the plug wire off of the spark plugs one at a time until you reach one that doesn't change engine rpm's.
By disconnecting the top motor mounts you can tip the motor to the front . This will give you the room you need
Remove cover on top of engine,pull plug wires straight up.The spark plugs will be down in a hole for each cylinder.You need a spark plug socket and a long extention to reach them.
they are in the back of the engine just above the exhaust manifold with the car on 1 ft ramp, you may reach them from under the car without the need to strip down the parts on top of the engine
Remove the bolts in the U shaped connections in the front of the engine. Grab your wife, hubby, or friend, park on a flat surface, get behind the Tek and push forward. The engine will rotate have said helper hit the E-brake when the see the engine roll forward. You should have enough room to get behind and change the plugs
Engine 3.3L Spark Plug RE14PLP5 Gap 0.048 TO 0.053 Thread Size 14mm (1 in.) reach This Engine uses Champion Platinum tipped Spark plugs.
from underneath the van, it's a stretch but failrly easy. Steve
With regular maintenance inluding oil changes, air filters, plugs wires etc. there is no reason to expect that it will not reach 250K
Remove the 2 10mm bolts and 2 10mm nuts in the top cover. The plugs are in a straight line in the center of the engine. Make sure you have a deep well spark plug socket and a long extension (at least 6") to reach the plugs. They sit down inside the cylinder head.