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Cadillac catera how to replace coil pack 246 on 2000 catera

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how to replace coil pack 246 on 2000 catera 3.0?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Mark replied 3 years ago.
Greetings and welcome to Just Answer. My name is Mark.

Below are the instructions on removing the coil pack for 2-4-6. That would be bank 2 on the right side. Looks like GM has some special tools which art "T" handled allan wrenches.

Ignition Coil Replacement (RH Side)

Tools Required

J 43301 Coil Pack Remover

Removal Procedure

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.

  2. Object Number: 345360  Size: SH

    Important: Counterhold the fuel hose connections when loosening to prevent damage to the fuel rail.

  3. Disconnect the fuel supply hose from the intake manifold.
  4. Disconnect the fuel return hose from the intake manifold.
  5. Unclip and reposition the heater hoses from the retainer.
  6. Remove the heater hose retainer bracket bolt from the intake plenum.
  7. Remove the heater hose retainer bracket.
  8. Disconnect the coil pack electrical connector.
  9. Remove the coil pack retainer bolts.

  10. Object Number: 411471  Size: SH

    Important: Do not overtighten the special tool.

  11. Thread the J 43301 into the coil pack.
  12. With even pressure, lift and remove the coil pack.
  13. Remove the J 43301.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I mhavent looked at this car yet, its my brothers car. he has had codes read that say p0304. What side? drivers side?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
my brothers car, i have not seen it yet. he has had codes read that say p0304. Is that on drivers side?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
you gave me instructions for 135 coil pack and not 246????
Expert:  Mark replied 3 years ago.
Hello back and thanks so much for everything !!

Hey, everything I have says the "odd" fire is on the drivers side. The "even" fire is on the passengers.

No matter though........below are the instructs for the left side.


Ignition Coil Replacement (LH Side)

Tools Required

J 43301 Coil Pack Remover


Removal Procedure


    Object
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  1. Remove the wiring channel bolts (1) from the intake plenum.
  2. Position the wiring channel out of the way.
  3. Disconnect the coil pack electrical connector.
  4. Remove the coil pack retainer bolts.

  5. Object
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    Important: Do not overtighten the J 43301

  6. Thread the J 43301 into the coil pack.
  7. With even pressure, lift and remove the coil pack.

  8. Object
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  9. Remove the J 43301

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