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How do you replace the spark plugs on a 2001 Beetle?

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September 09, 2007 7:38PM

You have to use plug socket on a swivel and some extensions to geet them loose. I hit ACE Hardware and found a pair of REALLY long needle nose in that cheapo tool table they always have. Used the bent pair to remove/place the plug that is under the manifold. Helps to have long fingers, a very clean engine and a good distance from kids so you can use foul language (it helps!). Try to get a grip on the wire end to pull them off rather than just tuggin on the wires. If you decapitate it you MUSt replace it. Can't just jam it back on like old style beetle wires.