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2002 Buick Park Avenue Question: changing plugs



hobbster, 3.8L V6 Supercharged, Rawlins, WY, July 05, 2010, 11:58

how do you get the plugs out,is there a special tool

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 05, 2010, 12:07

    The workshop manual show no special tools or procedures but it is awkward as they give 1.4 hours labor to replace the plugs. Be careful not to damage the spark plug wires on removal, it is good work practice to apply dielectric grease to the where the plug and plug wire meet to allow for easier removal next service.

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    PrinceWilliam, December 30, 2010, 22:40

    There is a special plier made for the purpose of removing the Spark Plug Shield
    and can found most likely in a professional Auto Parts Supply. It should cost about $8.00. Using this tool will facilitate removing the Spark Plug Shield correctly.

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