Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to Replace Spark Plugs ?

Park your vehicle on a level surface and allow the engine to cool down. Open the hood and locate the spark plug wires. Before working under the hood, make sure the hood struts are strong enough to support the weight. If the struts are weak, use a prop to keep the hood from falling.
Remove the spark plug wire boot from the spark plug terminal. Grip the boot with a plug wire removal tool to prevent the plug wire and boot from pulling apart.
Remove the spark plug from the cylinder head using a spark plug socket, extension, and ratchet. Inspect the condition of the spark plug. A normal burning plug will have slight electrode wear and a brown to grayish-tan color.

Check the gap on the new spark plug. If necessary, adjust the spark plug gap to the specification located in the vehicle owner's manual or on the hood decal.

Install the new spark plug by hand. If the threaded hole is hard to access, attach a 1/4 inch rubber hose to the end of the spark plug. Once the plug is threaded in, pull off the hose.

Torque the spark plug to the manufacturer's specifications and install the spark plug wire. Repeat the above procedure for the rest of the spark plugs. Replacing the spark plugs one at a time will prevent mixing up the wires.


For more car related problem troubleshooting:---

This are the sections, you can go through and click the link to read its troubleshooting.


The car will not start?


Car will not crank?


Car has no spark?


How to troubleshoot car battery?


How to test starter solenoid?


How to test cars starter?

How to replace starter in car?


car will turn over but will not start?


The Brake Indicator Light Stays On dash of car?

The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car?

Check Engine Light On car?


How to replace Interior Lights on car?

Car lights not working, even after replacing the bulb/lamp?

Click this link below:--


How to replace head lights on car?


How to replace Parking, turn, and Brake Lights on car?
How to remove the door panel on car?

How to replace power window motor in car?

How to test relays on car?


How to troubleshoot Engine Misfires?


The spark plug firing order for car?


Where is the Thermostat located in car?

How to recharge AC on Auto/Truck/car?


How to trouble shoot speedometer?

To Order car parts online:--To get heavy discount on car parts .Click this link below:----

How to Replace Coil Springs?

How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket?

How to Replace a Fuel Injector

How to Replace a C.O.P. Type Ignition Coil?

How to Replace a Fuel Pressure Regulator?

How to Replace a Fuel Pump?

How to Replace a Rear Lift Gate Locking Mechanism?

How to Clean a Fuel System

How to Replace an Ignition Coil

How to Replace a Windshield

How to Replace a Mass Air Flow Sensor

How to Replace a Rear Distance Sensor

How to Replace a Muffler

How to Replace an Engine

How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket

How to Replace an Oil Pump

How to Lubricate a Brake Pedal Linkage ?

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor

How to Replace a Distributor Cap

How to Replace a Door Weather Stripping

How to Replace a Freeze Plug

How to Replace a Head Gasket

How to Replace a Heater Core

No comments:

Post a Comment