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how do i change spark plugs on my 1999 chevy malibu ...

Customer Question

how do i change spark plugs on my 1999 chevy malibu
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Danny replied 11 years ago.
Plug Replacement It may be necessary. to remove the two top Eng. bracket mount to allow the Eng. to be rolled forward to gain access to the rear plugs if equipped also this is four six Cly. Eng. you didn't specify. Hope this helps. Please click accept for me. Thanks.
Removal Procedure




    Object Number: 47610  Size: SH


  1. Turn OFF the ignition switch.
  2. Remove the spark plug wires from the spark plugs.









  3. Remove the spark plugs from the engine.

Installation Procedure


    It is important to check the gap of all new and reconditioned spark plugs before installation.
    Specification
    Spark Plug Gap 3.1L Engine .1.52mm (.060in.). 2.4L Engine .1.27mm. (.050in.)



Object Number: 47610  Size: SH


Install the spark plugs to the engine.


Tighten
Tighten the spark plug to 15 N·m (11 lb ft).


Connect the spark plug wires to the spark plugs.



Spark Plug Wire Harness Replacement




    Object Number: 47607  Size: SH


  1. Turn OFF the ignition switch.
  2. Remove the spark plug wire retaining clips from the engine.
  3. Rotate the engine.

    Twist the spark plug boot one-half turn in order to release the boot.

    Important


    Transfer any of the following when replacing the spark plug wires:



    • Spark plug wire conduit
    • Spark plug wire retaining clips


  4. Disconnect the spark plug wires from the spark plugs . Be sure to note the position of the spark plug wires BEFORE removing the spark plug wires.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number: 200500  Size: SH


Connect the spark plug wires (1) to the proper location. Refer to the callouts for the coil-to-cylinder combinations.
Object Number: 194150  Size: SH


Return the engine to the proper position.
Object Number: 194134  Size: SH


Install the spark plug wire (1) retaining clips to the engine.