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post #1 of 7 Old 09-25-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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changing sparkplugs

I got my fuel unit replaced thanks to many of you.

now I want to replace the sparkplugs. I had to get an extension for my socket wrench but I could not turn them. I didnot want to apply too much force and break them off. Do I turn to the left or the right to loosen them. Any tips?

I have never worked on a "new" car like this before. I have a '54 Ford pickup and have worked on older cars but never have I seen anything like this set up for the sparkplugs.

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-26-2010, 01:49 AM
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left loose, right tight. i changed mine a couple months ago. once you take the inline coil off its just a regular sparkplug instal


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Yes, I know lefty loosey, righty tighty but thought these new Jeeps might be different you know...

Would some penetrating oil be of use, or should I just turn as hard as I can and hope it doesn't break off?
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just turn em, good chance they have been in there since day one, so a little extra force may be needed, your not gonna break them off, it takes alot to break them.
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OK Thanks!
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-29-2010, 06:00 PM
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To prevent any further problems down the road, put some anti-seize on the threads of the new sparkplugs, and put some dielectric tune-up grease on the boots when you reinstall them. sorry for the late reply! Just trying to give you some tips. Hope everything went ok
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Yes, I know lefty loosey, righty tighty but thought these new Jeeps might be different you know...

Would some penetrating oil be of use, or should I just turn as hard as I can and hope it doesn't break off?
Counter clockwise to remove most items. But that doesn't help those who can't tell time on an analogue clock. They grew up with a digital clock so hands a 9 and 3 o'clock means nothing to them. ha ha.
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