Plug sockets have a rubber insert fitted to grip the plug as you lift it out. Nothing to worry about - just chalk that up to conversion or convention practices. I used to be an aircraft engine mechanic from the time when all aircraft had piston engines. What happens if the gap is off and you don't check before you install them? Replace the plastic cover over the engine and you are done You can not see it just by opening the hood. It baffles me how someone would set oil clearance on a crankshaft journal when one half of a bearing shell is. Here is a guide on how too change your spark plugs. Ceramic plugs are going to give one day, and be careful not to snap a plug in there.
Some like to start off with plugs slightly closed in gap, some like it slightly wider. Anti seize makes accurate torque values impossible, and can easily cause overtorquing and resultant thread damage. Do remember to rate this answer. Those plugs are supposed to be changed every 30K miles so they are way overdue and likely now gapped out of spec. Once I managed to clean a bit of it out the plug cap went back in and, hey presto, no more knock. Replace any removed items onto the engine and lower the hood. At first I thought it was the injector but later found the spark plug cap was proud of the cover due to crud around its base.
Use compressed air to blow out debris around the blocks. Do not use multiple extensions, if you do not know your cars depth, you can take a longer one first, get a measure, and then grab a shorter one, each model car varies. The heat from the engine did the rest. What could be causing it to idle high? When manufacturing an engine one works with variation. These blocks are individual coils for each sparkplug. The anti-seize on the Iridium plug threads are not the issue. Probably about time we treated it to a fresh set of plugs anyway.
The issue is whether someone with 2 canned hams for hands is overtightening the plugs and stripping or pullng the threads. On a cold engine twist and pull off the wires one by one, don … 't worry, Toyota wires are marked 1,2,3, and 4. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the plastic block onto the engine. Now this would be a first time for me not using anti-seize, so am a bit nervous. Good luck and please rate me! Just to be certain, which country are you from? I was confident that it was nothing serious as the car has only done 135,000 kilometres 80,000 miles and has full service history provided by its one previous elderly owner.
Grab the ignition coils or spark plug wires by the thick plastic piece at the end of the wire. They are different from the old days. Since this sounds like a neglected change, no inspections, first time, Have Anti-Seize to get on, be careful not to get it on anything else! Squeeze the end and turn it to release it from the spark plug. If you cannot reach the plug well manually, insert the plug into the socket and extension and use the extension to turn the plug into place. Do not use a socket wrench or flexible extension for this process because their force damages the spark plug.
Good Luck Feb 08, 2010 pop the spark plug wires out of the engine, get a pretty long extension and the right size socket, and untwist them out, replace, make sure if the new plugs need to be gapped, you do so properly, this will save you on mpg and spark plug life and put it back together making sure you put the wires back in the same order you took them out! Read more: Jan 26, 2011 I had this problem also after i washed my car engine compartment, water in spark plug compartment causes this problem. It was an odd knocking sound that was produced which prompted me to investigate further. Another is the often wide range of specs given. It has long been my belief that two intelligent people with the same set of facts can draw entirely different conclusions, and I think this is an example of that. This might do the trick, can't get my normal deep sockets down the plug hole, its too tight.
Jan 10, 2018 The is available in three different engine sizes: 2. There is a 4 inch tube attached to the block that extends into the engine to the spark plug. There are no plug wires to speak of. Tools you … will need before you start. Spark plugs are on the bottom of exposed shafts on the top of the engine. Turn to lock it into place.
In 2000 there is a plastic covering on top of the engine, remove it first, by this you will expose 4 spark plug coils, remove 2 nuts that are keeping coil assembly toghether, remove 4 nuts that are holding coils in place one for each coil , pull coils on … e by one up. Torque : 10 Nm 102 kgf-cm, 7 ft-lbf below Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. In 2001 and 2002 models, theses are on the front and back of the engine. We also disagree on the manufacturing tolerance issue too… Considering. Turn to lock it into place. I presume they are under the engine cover.