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How to Change Sparkplugs on a 2002 Trans AM WS-6?

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    How to Change Sparkplugs on a 2002 Trans AM WS-6?

    How does one get the far back right sparkplug out?

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    Are you talking about the #8 cylinder (rear, passenger side)?

    Like Curtis asked stock manifolds or headers?

    When I had to remove the #8 on stock manifolds I had to remove the starter and go up from the bottom. With headers now, I can go from the top using an extension and a universal.

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    I also found the stubby(3") craftsman 3/8" rachet with the pivoting head came in really handy (I'm sure all major tool mfgrs make something similar):

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    Number 8 from underneath the car is very easy -- no need to remove anything to get to it in most cases. Make sure you apply anti-seize to the spark plug threads and that you only torque them to 11 ft.lbs. Also, a dab of dielectric grease in the plug boots allows for easier removal inthe future and also helps to seal out moisture.

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    you can reach it from the top if you dont want to jack up your car, just remove the coil pack. Its really not too hard once you do it a couple times, just a pain in the ass. And yes make sure no young children are around because you will be cussing

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    Thanks everyone! I may take look from underneath first before trying to remove the coil rack.

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    I find it harder to get the plug wire off sometimes than to get the plug out. Maybe I shouldn't use the stock heat shields on that one.

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    Take the coil pack off. I use a spark plug socket and a stubby wrench on the end of it. Have done it a billion times with and without headers
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    +1 for removing coil pack, a few screws to remove and goes on tight with just about 3 of them back on. If you want extra clearance then remove the valve cover also, I do that too and it makes it a breeeeeeze.

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    Forgot to mention -- the plastic cips that secure the cowl seal will shred your hands. Use a flat blade screwdriver and pop them up from below.

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