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Old 09-29-2009, 01:05 PM
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Default Spark Plugs

Where are they and how do u change them?
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follow your plug wires, theyre on the engine block, under the cyl heads. and use a deep socket to change them, not sure what size. sometimes they can be a pain
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:19 PM
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remove rubber cover off them and wrench em out?
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:25 PM
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ya pretty much
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:37 PM
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it seems almost impossible to get my hands down there. do i have to take anything off first in order to get to the plugs??
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:50 PM
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Helps to remove the tires
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:54 PM
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you don't have to remove anything everything can be reached from top of the hood.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:50 PM
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smarta** haha
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I wasnt meaning to be a smart a**

I meant to say remove the wheels so you can gain easy access to them

I was not paying attention when I typed that
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:37 PM
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Thanks STL always a lot of help. remove tires and remove plugs from underneath?
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Thanks STL always a lot of help. remove tires and remove plugs from underneath?
do you have a body lift? if not then all of yours are accessible from the top of the engine.
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You have the 4.0 right

I know removing my wheels made it easier to remove the plugs well sort of the back ones were a pain
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:56 PM
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You will want to use a spark plug socket, not just any old wrench or socket. The ones on the driver side are pretty easy to reach from the top.

The ones on the passenger side can be very difficult if you have air conditioning. The AC equipment as well as various coolant hoses are all in the way. If you can not reach it from the top, you can usually reach them from the inside the wheel well. This is made much easier by pulling the wheel off.

Since I'm guessing you are rather new to doing your own work, if you choose to go in through the wheel well by taking the wheel off, jack the front end up and rest it on jack stands. DO NOT rely on the jack to hold the truck up while you are wedged in there unless you want to die.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:05 PM
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kinda new. did my own ball joints lower and upper, brakes all around, shocks headlights, fuel pump and filter....and ya 4.0 V6. ill spend some time on her tomorrow and remove the wheels. stl seems like he knows what hes doing lol
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