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Spark Plug Install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by S-Runner '01, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Aug 15, 2008 at 2:06 AM
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    S-Runner '01

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    Where can I get a step by step instructions to change my spark plugs?
    I bought a set of plugs thinking I could just put them in and go but looking at my engine it looks like it's going to be more of a job than I was expecting.
    My engine is a V6 3.4L and I can't even see the plugs on the passenger side.
    What all am I going to have to take off to get at the plugs?
    I've changed my own plugs dozens of times in all the cars that I've owned over the last 50 years but I'm stumped this time.
    Can someone point out where I can get step by step instructions?
    Jerry
     
  2. Aug 15, 2008 at 5:03 AM
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    These tacomas dont actually have sparkplugs lol just joking

    i would look at 4x4wire.com they have some write ups on how to do things to tacos may have one on sparkplugs.

    But basicly you need to remove your intake and you will see your coil packs there will be 3 of them remove these and the plugs are down in the engine. For the driverside i always just use a long extension.

    There not to much fun to change on these trucks but its do able.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2008 at 8:59 AM
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  4. Aug 15, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    changing the plugs on the 3.4 is cake bud! on the passenger side....remove the intake tube, then you have easy access to remove the coil packs(if your truck has them...if not, pull the wires and there are the plugs), driver side.......you need to move a bracket or 2 outta the way, but other than that, pull the wires there also. you will need at least 2 rather long extensions and a spark pluf socket with a rubber boot in it, and dont forget to put a little anti seize on the new plugs.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    I need help, I went to replace the spark plugs on my 4cyl 2002 prerunner and found they are underneath something I have never seen before. My last truck was a 1970 Datsun, so things have changed a bit!
    What do I have to remove to get to them?
    Its the 2.7 any photo's?
     
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