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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

I used the search feature to locate my problem but wasn't able to find one. (only found about v8)
The problem I have is I dont know how to change my spark plugs on my Firebird. I bought the owner repair
guide, It's of no use; therefore, im seeking help from you guys! Hope someone has pictures also to make it
more clear!
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

Help anyone?

View PostLuisLAA, on 28 April 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

I used the search feature to locate my problem but wasn't able to find one. (only found about v8)
The problem I have is I dont know how to change my spark plugs on my Firebird. I bought the owner repair
guide, It's of no use; therefore, im seeking help from you guys! Hope someone has pictures also to make it
more clear!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

Not really familiar with the v6. I had a 3800 v6 in a 99 monte carlo which was mounted sideways. I changed the plugs in it without any problems. What do you need to know exactly
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

have you ever changed a spark plug before?
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

The spark plugs in the v6 are easiest to take out from the bottom. Trust me. I put mine on a lift and changed them from underneath. They are really difficult to get to, they are under the exhaust manifolds. Follow your plug wires down and around and you will find them.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

I just removed a couple of them, and IDK how in the world you change them from the bottom. Its real easy just follow the wires that start from the coils, once you get to the other end just pull the wire and use a 5/8" hex (use an extension to make it easier) to un-screw the plug (lefty-loosy, righty-tighty). Hope this helps, if not then tell me, i'll do it my self and post some pics. Ps. Make sure the car has cooled down before you even try to reach the plugs :12EMOTICHEERS:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

I'm not sure how so many people are having trouble changing them from the top, either. A lot less work than lifting the car up, and there's plenty of room on the v6s. Never done a v8.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:11 PM

The V-8 is a PITA. I did most of them from the bottom and a few by feel only. Couldn't see them no matter what angle I tried.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

View PostZTP, on 01 May 2012 - 12:35 PM, said:

I'm not sure how so many people are having trouble changing them from the top, either. A lot less work than lifting the car up, and there's plenty of room on the v6s. Never done a v8.



I know right. I cant even imagine how you can get to them from the below the car
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