Their seems NO easy way to replace the rear plugs on these G.M. 3.1 cars. BUT you can unbolt the motor mounts that are located on the front of the engine and with your pry bar between the firewall & motor pry back and stick a board or some other kind of wedge in there. This will gain you around 4 more inches of room and you can use a ratchet with a swivel to get the plugs out!!
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The Malibu engine has several freeze plugs. They are on both sides of the block and designed to pop to keep the block from freezing.
There is an engine misfire, probably spark plugs issue.
down below on both sides of engine!!
Use a 12" ext. With a universal (swivel)
i would like to know what would cause the miss firing in Chevy Malibu
You rock the engine forward to gain access to the rear plugs.
Check your coil pack or the spark plugs.
look in your owners manual but usually at 100,000 anymore.
The plugs are located under the plate on top of the engine. You will need to remove the 4 bolts holding the plate. The plugs are located right under. There are no wires on these plugs.
I have a 2000 Malibu 3.1,and i found the best way to change the plugs, in front you have plenty of room, in back if you take the 3 bolts on coil plate out and disconnect wiring. the back plugs are easier to get to!! remove coils and plate, on lumina 3.1 you can tilt engine forward,but on Malibu 3.1 you cant move engine forward!! firing order is ---1-2-3-4-5-6-----135 in back 246 in front.
did you gap your plugs right!!
There's three on the front of the engine(can't miss them), and three on the lower back of the engine, in front of the firewall
Spark Plugs on a LuminaSee the related questions to the right. HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE SPARKS PLUGS ON A 1993 CHEVY LUMINA APV 3.8L 231-V6 ENGINE (an van)
It is useful to know the firing order for the engine of the car being driven. The firing order for a 1997 Chevy Malibu is 5-2-3-6-4-1.
Loosen the 2 dog bones on the front of the engine and pull the motor forward to get to the back plugs.
on top of the engine under 2.4 liter stamp remove the 4 bolt on heat plate and there they are
If it's anything like my 97, you have to unbolt the "dogbone" motor mount plate, then put the car in gear and roll it forwards. This will turn the entire engine allowing access to the rear 3 (assuming its a v6) plugs.
It is a 3.1 Liter V6, so it has 6 spark plugs.
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To change the spark plugs on a 2000 Malibu, you need to get a spark plug socket with a u-joint in order to access the plugs on the firewall side of the engine. The plugs up front are easy to get at, and don't require anything special. Word of warning, if your Malibu has relitivley high mileage on it (80,000+) and it still has the factory plug wires, there is a good chance that they will break on you when you have to pry them off of the plugs, go ahead and replace the plug wires when you replace the plugs.
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.
they say on the 3.1 about 100 thousand miles,but it is best to change plugs when your vehicle is not acting right!
if coils are taken off,then you can access the back plugs ok! coils are on a plate with 3 bolts holding it on to engine. this is the best way to get at back plugs on v6.