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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Question: how to change spark plugs 1998 chevrolet lumina ls 3.8 V6 engine?

 

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johnethin, 3.8L V6, Glendale, AZ, January 26, 2011, 18:54
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how do I change spark plugs on a 1998 chevrolet lumina LS 3.8 V6 engine? DO I have to move the engine over to get to it? If so, how do I do that?

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    techlund1 from Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, January 26, 2011, 19:05
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    3.8 v6 chevy motors are fairly easy to tune. Its a tight fit in the back but you shpuld be fine with an extension and a good rachet wrench. Just remember to mark your plug wires so you dont end up with a miss fire. All in all your only issue might be getting to the back 3 due to lack of space. Try going from underneth the xar if possible. Safety 1st. Jack stands

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    Dave_sab. January 27, 2011, 15:37
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    As for the back spark plugs you may find it easier to re-install the new plugs by first sliding a length of rubber hose (such as fuel line hose) over the end of the plug. A piece about 5-6" long would work. This will give you greater "feel" when starting the plug in the hole.
    I would also recommend using a good platinum plug.

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