The manual does not show or tell how to change the spark plug wires.It's like they purposely left that information out. I am trying to replace the wires on a 1996 cavalier and the ends that connect to the coil packs go through a space in the intake manifold pleneum (Top part of intake).I removed wheel thinking I could reach it through wheel well but can't reach. Possible if raised car high enough off ground could reach. Can't easily get arm through next to firewall to reach. Only other way is to remove the intake manifold.What a hassel just to replace spark plug wires. Wish I could find an easier way. Sorry...I can't believe it's this hard either. Joey(bjobotts)
You may want to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.
I just replaced the spark plug wires today in a 1996 Chevy Cavalier 2.2 Liter. After saying some choice words about engineers placing the distributor coil at the rear of the engine. I decided to look at it from different angles as mentioned above with removing the wheel and then trying from above between the engine and firewall. I couldn't jack the car up high enough to get underneath. So I drove the car up on ramps and had ample room to manuever under the vehicle. If you enter from the front of the vehicle on your back and slide towards the rear, you will see a hole and through there you will have a direct shot at the distributor. My wife helped me by feeding wires ONE AT A TIME as I unplugged the wire from the distributor coil and let her pull it up and then would feed me a wire and I would plug it in and then so on with the other three. This process took about 20 minutes after, of course, finding the proper way to get at the distributor. Make sure to have a light shining down the space between the firewall and the engine so you can see what you are doing. Make sure to mark the wires before on the old wires and after on the new wires. You do not want to change your firing order! If you do some how unplug two and don't have them marked. The order is easy. Looking at the engine from the front of the vehicle - 1 2 3 4. When you are underneath the vehicle, the numbers are on the distributor. , it saved me about $200 by not going to a mechanic. Not too bad for a couple of hours of getting dirty. Brian
Replace the spark plugs and the spark plug wires. Replace the air filter. Replace the oil and oil filter. Replace the fuel filter.
The 1988 Chevy Cavalier spark plug wires are quite easy to remove. The spark plug wires simply pull off on each end. Put the new spark light wires on by pushing downward on each end.
how do you put spark wires in the right place on the coil pack on a 1995 Chevy cavalier2.2 frank
A wiring plug diagram for 2003 Chevy Cavalier spark plug wires is located in the service manual. The Manual can be bought from an auto parts, the dealer, or some libraries.
no distributor or spark plug wires its a coil pack on the top of the engine.
"97 Chevy cavalier" radio diagram which wires go where
To much resistance in the spark plug wires, replace the spark plug wires.
IF IT IS A 4 CYL YOU PROBABLY HAVE A BAD CRANK SENSOR OR IGNITION MODULE.
under the coil packs and the coil packs are connected to the spark plug wires
replace spark plugs and wires
With a screwdriver a wrench and some small fingers. Follow the wires if you have to to find it.
you can look in a haynes repair manual for it or contact your dealer
The 95 cavalier doesnt use a distributor. They use GM's Direct Ignition System which consists of 2 coil packs (1 for cylinders 1 and 4 and 1 for cylinders 2 and 3) the spark plug wires attach to these coil packs. They are located on top of the Ignition Module i believe on the firewall side of the engine block.
you can get to some from the front and the ones in the back you can get to through the wheel wells
you can reach them by removing the tires and the wheel well guards [plastic]
One at a time so as not to mess up the firing order.
Sounds to me like you need to replace the spark plugs, spark plug wires and rotor. If the condition still persists, replace the distributor cap.
your powertrain control module is sensing major misfires while you are accelerating. i would suggest you replace the spark plugs and wires and if that doesnt solve the problem i would replace the coils next.
Any good quality plug and wire set will be fine for this car. There is really no need to buy real expensive plugs and wires for this vehicle. Accel makes good plugs and wires.
Remove the spark plug wires from your 2004 Chevy Malibu spark plugs. Remove the old spark plugs with a 5/8 deep well socket, by turning the socket to the left. Reverse the process to install the new spark plugs.
Follow the spark plug wires.... :)
Spark plugs and wires
To replace spark plug wires on a 3300 Oldsmobile engine, open the hood and remove the wires from the end of the engine. The number of spark plug wires most often corresponds to the number of cylinders your engine has.
Trace the spark plug wires they start at the coil and end at the spark plug
First thing to do is replace all the spark plugs. If that does not help, replace the plug wires. If that does not help, run a compression test.