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How do you change the spark plugs for a 2000 Hyundai Sonata

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How do you change the spark plugs for a 2000 Hyundai Sonata V6?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  BigBob replied 7 years ago.

Remove the air intake hose connected to the throttle bodygraphic
  1. Remove the accelerator and cruise control cables.
  2. Remove the engine coolant hosegraphic
  3. Remove the P.C.V. hose and brake booster vacuum hoses.
  4. Disconnect the vacuum hose connections.
  5. Remove the ISA, TIPS and ATS connector.
  6. Remove the surge tank stay.
  7. Remove the air intake surge tank and surge tank gasket. INSPECTION
  8. Check the intake surge tank for defect or cracks. Replace if defective.
  9. Check coolant passage ways for restrictions. Clean if necessary
  1. Disconnect the spark plug cable from the spark plug. NOTE: Pull on the spark plug cable boot when removing the spark plug cable, not the cable, as it may be damaged.
  2. Using spark plug wrench, remove all of the spark plugs from the cylinder head. NOTE: Take care not to allow contaminants to enter through the spark plug holesgraphic
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  2. Check the spark plug gap using a wire gap gauge, and adjust if necessary. Standard value: Spark plug gap 1.0 - 1.1 mm (0.039 - 0.043 in.)
  3. Install the new spark plug and tighten to the specified torque. If it is overtorqued, damaged to the threaded portion of cylinder head may result. Tightening torque Spark plug 20 - 30 Nm (204 - 306, 15 - 21 lb.ft)
Good luck,

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