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smithwicks51
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Oct 13, 2010, 4:33 PM

Post #1 of 12 (2046 views)
Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

2004 Highlander 4 cylinder. I want to change my spark plugs, but can't find them under all the stuff in my engine compartment. I either need some help or maybe one of those sniffer dogs.
Thanks


Hammer Time
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Oct 13, 2010, 5:07 PM

Post #2 of 12 (2037 views)
Re: Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

Sounds like you just need to reach for your credit card.



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smithwicks51
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Oct 15, 2010, 1:32 PM

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Re: Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

I have repaired my own car for years. I rebuilt the engine on my Caravan 10-15 years ago. I think I can put in a set of plugs. However, these cars have gotten a lot more complicated. I was hoping for a little advice.


Hammer Time
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Oct 15, 2010, 3:19 PM

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Re: Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

This isn't your father's Chevy any more. What you did 20 years ago isn't going to help you a bit today. I can't find any pictures of this one but it's probably a DIS system with coils under a cover in the middle of the valve cover. The coils have to be removed to access the plugs under them.
I have to warn you that the questions you ask lead me to believe you could do some damage here so make sure you want to get involved in this.



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Sidom
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Oct 15, 2010, 10:29 PM

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Re: Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

This is a coil over system. Just pull the engine cover and you'll see the coils going into the V/C. Just becareful not to break the connecters. You may have to pull off the air intake tube to get to #3.


smithwicks51
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Oct 17, 2010, 3:28 PM

Post #6 of 12 (1996 views)
Re: Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

Thanks for the help. I will take a look and decide if I want to tackle this.


mikehussey
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Nov 10, 2010, 12:58 AM

Post #7 of 12 (1960 views)
Re: Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

Spark plugs are usually located below spark plug wire . They are easily seen in engine's cover


Hammer Time
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Nov 10, 2010, 3:58 AM

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Spark plugs are usually located below spark plug wire . They are easily seen in engine's cover


Really?................. What if it doesn't have wires?



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chickenhouse
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Nov 10, 2010, 9:24 AM

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Re: Where are the Spark Plugs Sign In

Well Duh! Ya go back to plan B- Get sniffer Dog!!


Sidom
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Nov 10, 2010, 10:10 AM

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Spark plugs are usually located below spark plug wire . They are easily seen in engine's cover


Really?................. What if it doesn't have wires?



Well that's about the craziest thing I think I've ever heard...... No wires????
Com'on dude how the hell is a car gonna run with no wires!!!!!!!!

I think it's time to turn in that shiny badge.... ( you can keep the gun as a souvenir)


Hammer Time
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Nov 10, 2010, 11:00 AM

Post #11 of 12 (1943 views)
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Damn. I didn't realize all he had to do was follow the wires.



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Sidom
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Nov 10, 2010, 7:04 PM

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Oh, I just got that...... He was taking about your ASE patch avatar..........LMAO

Yup....Gotta get up pretty early in the morning to pull the wool over old Brian's eyes.....






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