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How to change spark plugs in 2003 Chev Venture Van

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How to change spark plugs in 2003 Chev Venture Van
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 5 years ago.
have you opened the hood yet? as you can see the front 3 are very visual to where they you see the front 3 spark plug wires and front plugs ??
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I have opened the hood .. and know where the the first three plugs are located

Just like to know how to get at the back one's and if they are tough to get out. as it has now 185000 Km on it,........... thnx in advance, John!!

Expert:  Gary replied 5 years ago.
yes the back 3 are very tough to get out.the tricks to get them out are first get the plastic engine cover off ( if its still on top of the engine ) pop off and remove the black big triangle plastic water guard for the wiper linkage/cowl rubber weatherstrip.then remove the 2 upper long bolts that attach the motor mounts to the engine brackets.once those 2 are out you will need to get a smaller tie strap with a ratchet on it and fashion it on the upper engine bracket and winch the engine forward as far as it will go.this will allow you to get your hands behind to change the 3 rear still is a tough reach and you have to do most of it by feel v/s visual.but winching the engine forward is how to get to the back 3
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for your effort , but would a mechanic in a garage not have a better way of doing it. just wondering.. John!
Expert:  Gary replied 5 years ago.
that how we do them out in the field.if there was a better or quicker way i would have told you.all us experts here are mechanics in garages or dealers.thats how we change them