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HOW TO: Change Your Spark Plugs and Wires (2.7 liter 3RZ-FE engine)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trdracing5, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2015 at 8:46 AM
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    CodyH.

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    Last week I stopped into the dealer to get a new radiator cap because last weekend I flushed my coolant and changed all hoses, thermostat, PCV valve, throttle position sensor (I got a check engine light a month or so ago from slamming on the brakes, and the code was related to that sensor), but I realized that I had forgotten to get a new cap.

    Anyway, I had the guy price me for some wires and I believe he said they were $85. Which seems a bit pricey, but hey it is the dealer right? The plugs were $2.22. Im not sure if there are different plugs to choose from, ranging in quality, or do they just have 1 type to choose from? I would prefer the best ones but if theyre all the same I guess it doesn't matter.

    When you got your plugs from the dealer, did you have to gap them or did you just put em right in? I'm strongly considering ordering those wires maybe today and picking up some new plugs. Also, does dielectric grease come with the new wires? It seems like my old ones did I cant remember though
     
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  2. Feb 7, 2015 at 2:37 PM
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    Well I just ordered those wires off of Amazon. (Thanks for the link). So just to make sure, those will fit on my truck right? My truck has no distributor or cap/rotor. Judging by the picture they did look like they would fit. I was gonna ask you before I ordered them but I want to replace them ASAP because I am about to be going on a 500 mile drive here in about 6 days. Gonna replace the plugs/wires and fuel filter.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    Just an FYI for other Taco owners with the same style as mine, I have a 02 Taco with a 2.7 doesn't have those type of wires. :cool:
     
  4. May 27, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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    Sorry Cody I didn't see this until just now! I had to buy a little tube of the dielectric grease as the new wires didn't come with any. How did your install go with the new wires?
     
  5. May 27, 2015 at 2:55 PM
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    You are correct and I think it was discussed on the first page of this thread but after I believe the 00' model year they went to the style that has a coil on top of each individual plug so you don't have to deal with wires at all.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    It went well :thumbsup: Lol I just started logging into this forum again this past week, and was just looking back at my watched threads, which included this one. So, sorry for waiting 2 1/2 yrs to reply
     

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