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How do you remove the spark plugs on 2001 chevy ...

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How do you remove the spark plugs on 2001 chevy suburban 1500 small block
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 years ago.
REMOVAL PROCEDURE



1. Remove the spark plug wires.
2. Loosen each spark plug 1 or 2 turns.
3. Brush or air blast away any dirt from around the spark plugs.
4. Remove the spark plugs 1 at a time. Place each plug in a tray marked with the corresponding cylinder numbers.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE



1. Properly position each spark plug washer.
2. Inspect each spark plug gap. Adjust each plug as needed. Specification Spark plug gap: 1.524 mm (0.060 in)
3. Hand start the spark plugs in the corresponding cylinders. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Tighten the spark plugs.

Tighten
For used heads tighten the spark plugs to 15 N.m (11 lb ft) .
For new aluminum heads tighten the spark plugs to 20 N.m (15 lb ft) .
For new iron heads, tighten the spark plugs to 30 N.m (22 lb ft) .

5. Install the spark plug wires.


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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to AMEDEE's Post: I know how to remove spark plugs,my problem is that i can't get the sleeves off the plugs to remove them
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 years ago.
Sometimes they can stick on there pretty good.

I would rec to try and turn them. Sometimes this breaks them loose.

Turn them in circles back and forth.

This should help.