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Hidden Sparkplugs

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Join Date: Sep 2004
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09-07-04, 03:14 PM   #1  
Hidden Sparkplugs

I have a 97' olds shillouette. I would like to know if it is possible for me to get at and change the three plugs on the firewall side of the engine? NF

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Join Date: Feb 2004
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09-07-04, 06:45 PM   #2  
Depends on whether or not you're double or triple jointed!

Just kidding.

They can be tough. Sometimes it's easier to put the vehicle on a hoist and go after them from underneath, but if you're patient and have the correct tools (like a spark plug scoket that swivels) you might be able to do it. Take a look and see if you can reach around the back and touch the plugs and that should give you an idea if it's possible.

On some of the GM V-6s you can disconnect the engine strut links (dogbones) and roll the engine forward to get at the plugs. Once you get the engine forward you put a screwdriver or similar tool in the strut link holes and it holds the engine forward.

Take a look and get back to us if you need more help.


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