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Saturn VUE how to change spark plugs for a 2004 Saturn VUE

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how to change spark plugs for a 2004 Saturn VUE 6cyl?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

here you go:

  1. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct assembly as follows:
    1. Loosen clamp at the air cleaner assembly and the front outlet duct seal assembly.
    2. Remove the attachment bolt from the support bracket.
    3. Remove the outlet resonator/duct assembly.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct assembly


  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  3. Remove the engine coil bolts.
  4. Remove the engine coils.
  5. Remove the spark plugs.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the engine coils.


To install:

 

  1. Install the new spark plugs
  2. Install the ignition coils.
  3. Install the engine coil bolts. Tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the electrical connectors.
  5. Install the air cleaner outlet duct assembly.

Bank 2

Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  2. Remove the engine coil bolts.
  3. Remove the engine coils.
  4. Remove the spark plugs.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the engine coils.


To install:


  1. Install the spark plugs
  2. Install the engine coils.
  3. Install the engine coil bolts. Tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the electrical connectors.
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.


here you go:

  1. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct assembly as follows:
    1. Loosen clamp at the air cleaner assembly and the front outlet duct seal assembly.
    2. Remove the attachment bolt from the support bracket.
    3. Remove the outlet resonator/duct assembly.

      Click
      View Full Image

      Fig. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct assembly


  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  3. Remove the engine coil bolts.
  4. Remove the engine coils.
  5. Remove the spark plugs.

    Click
    View Full Image

    Fig. Remove the engine coils.


To install:

 

  1. Install the new spark plugs
  2. Install the ignition coils.
  3. Install the engine coil bolts. Tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the electrical connectors.
  5. Install the air cleaner outlet duct assembly.

Bank 2

Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  2. Remove the engine coil bolts.
  3. Remove the engine coils.
  4. Remove the spark plugs.

    Click
    View Full Image

    Fig. Remove the engine coils.


To install:


  1. Install the spark plugs
  2. Install the engine coils.
  3. Install the engine coil bolts. Tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the electrical connectors.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
how difficult is this procedure and do i need a torque wrench?
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

It should only take 30-45 minutes to do and isnt hard at all. You dont need a torque wrench for this. Hand tight with a ratchet is sufficient for the bolts
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.

It should only take 30-45 minutes to do and isnt hard at all. You dont need a torque wrench for this. Hand tight with a ratchet is sufficient for the bolts
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
what should the gap be? they are pre-gapped at 0.040
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

sorry, forgot that:

Adjust spark plug gap to 0.043 inch (1.1mm).
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
sorry eric....last question....what size are the hex nuts to remove the coils? Or what size will i need to remove them?
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

they are 8mm or 10mm. It has been a little while since I have done these, but i know it is one of those two sizes
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
thankyou bro, you have helped out a US ARMY Veteran and I really appreciate it....I hope I can pull this off as easily as you make it sound!
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

glad to help out and have a great day! I promise, it isnt hard at all.
Expert:  Eric replied 3 years ago.

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Edited by eric on 2/13/2011 at 11:03 PM EST
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