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changing spark plugs help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zaoc, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Jun 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    I got the passenger side plugs replaced but the driver side isn't as simple as removing a couple bolts and pulling, as far as I can tell. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Jun 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Some more info would be great. What engine? Where's the issue? The 5VZ's driver side plugs are easy to get to but the passenger side requires the removal of some of the intake manifold IIRC. I don't remember any trouble with the 3RZ though when I owned one.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    yeah the passener side was a pain cus of the manifold but i got it taken care of. the driver side has simpler looking plugs but it doesnt just pull out like i was expecting. does it need to be pinhed ?
     
  4. Jun 16, 2012 at 1:24 AM
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    The passenger side uses coil packs, the drivers side does not. Sometimes the spark plug wire tends to seize up ,a little more force is required.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    so the driver side ones I should just yank on?
     
  6. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    Yeah I've looked at those links, sorry if I'm being frustrating but engine work has never been my strong point
     
  8. Jun 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    Just give 'er a yank right on the rubber top piece. Don't pull on the wire, though. They can break obviously.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    I've seen write ups for changing the spark plugs on every motor except the 3.4

    edit: is that first 4runner link in post #6 referencing a 3.4? Looks like it.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    ^ Yes, that the 3.4L. Back in the day, the 4runner was basically a Tacoma SUV.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    yeah its definitely the same setup. soon as i take my gf home im gonna get this done. also, does chamging out spark plug wires make a difference in mpg/performance ?
     
  12. Jun 17, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    and i'm done! gonna do a write up cus there wasn't much info when I searched
     
  13. Jun 17, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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