How do you replace the spark plugs in a Chrysler PT Cruiser?
Removing spark plugs on a pt cruiser. the throttle body has 3 13mm bolts The throttle body on my 2003 was held to the bracket with only 2 13mm bolts. My 2004 non-turbo has only one. Per a commenter at ptcruiserlinks.com plugs should be torqued to 13 ft/lb +/-2. Per Chrysler, the plugs should be gapped at 0.040" I found the spark plug wires very difficult to remove, but with persistence, I was able to get them off the plugs. Try twisting then back and forth while pulling. There is nothing special about the way they're connected. It's just that the rubber boot seems to adhere to the top of the plug.
To replace the spark plugs on your Celebrity requires a 5/8" spark plug socket, short extension and either a ratchet or breaker bar. First remove the spark plug wire then use the socket to remove the spark plug. The spark plugs should have a .045" gap. Replace the spark plug and reattach the wire. Continue until you have replace all of the spark plugs.
what is the spark plug gap on a 2003 pt cruiser with no turbo? - I replaced plugs and wires about 500 miles ago on our 2005; I gapped them all between .040 and .045, aiming for .043. I believe the under-hood sticker calls for .040. Edit: 2003 PT Cruiser plug gap is indicated under hood at .050. If you gap your plugs to .050 and the engine breaks up under a load then decrease…