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Spark Plug Install Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slimcubby, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    slimcubby

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    Anybody have some input as to how the hell I am suppose to replace my spark plugs? :help:

    I am trying to complete my 30k service but last thing I need to do is change my spark plugs. I think on the passenger side all I have to do is remove the air box... but how do I do the driver side? Also, what is the correct way of taking off the coil pack on each plug?

    Thanks guys!!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    HighPlains

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    Do you really need new plugs after only 30K? I would not have thought so.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Yea dealership says that is there "tune up" when you get the 30k done there. I use the truck hard for work so I figure why not baby her a little. :)
     
  4. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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  5. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    getting there....
    on the driver side.............you need to move a bracket or two outta the way. after that.....you remove the bolt(10mm) hloding the coil pack on, then you kinda twist,pull the coil pack out. then use a long extension and a 5/8ths spark plug socket to get the plugs out...get the new ones in. use a little anti seize on the threads. passenger side is cake. gap the plugs to .040.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    Do I NEED to use anti sieze? I don't have any and rather just finish up the job tonight lol.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    you dont have to have it.................but its well recommended to use it, so you dont mess the heads up or cross thread the spark plugs. its still early there man....run to autozone and grab a tube of it.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    Ugh... I am sick with somethin thats goin around... I guess I will have to just run to the store and stop bein a lazy ass.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    :D.....yeah man, i hear ya......im feeling like crap myself. damn congestion and stuff!
     
  10. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    ugh!... so i run to the store and get the crap. I get home and notice I have not 1 socket that will fit!!! Is there anywhere online for me to buy the socket that I need? I rather have the damn thing shipped to me lol.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    yeah.....you can get them from northerntool.com or autozone.com or whereever................but walmart has a 3 pack set for like $5.:D
     
  12. Jan 28, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Hmm I like wal marts deal. Do they have that online as well?
     
  13. Jan 28, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    that im not sure of. you can check and see......but you'll have to dig like crazy thru walmarts site!:D
     
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    Make sure the gap is set correctly
     
  15. Jan 28, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    Oh so do you need a special tool or just a regular 5/8ths socket?
     
  17. Jan 28, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    A Cat mechanic friend of mine has told me not to use anti-seize on spark plugs also. He said that the anti-seize interferes with the sparkplug's ability to dissipate heat away from itself. Of course that is a Caterpillar engine not a Toyota, but the reasoning is sound in my mind.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    i like the teflon tape stuff. Less mess. make sure and check your plug's gap if you decide on somethin like the pre-gapped NGK styles ... i know thats fairly obvious, but just checkin =)
     
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    a friend of mine uses vaseline on his plugs and swears by it :rolleyes:
     
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    you need a 5/8ths spark plug socket......they have a rubber boot in them to hold the spark plug so it doesnt fall back in.
     
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