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This is a discussion on changing spark plugs within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I put my 99 ta away for the winter here in MI. and I am beginin to do some work ...

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    I put my 99 ta away for the winter here in MI. and I am beginin to do some work on it. I started to change all the plugs and I am stumped on getting to that famous number 8.. And pointers or helpful hints to get that plug out?

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    Take off coils and valve cover and itll all open up

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    I get it from the bottom.

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    I do it from the top by taking the coil packs off. No big deal once you've done it a few times.

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    cuss a lot. it'll come off
    +1 to both bottom & remove coils/VC ... both work well

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    I remove the coil packs and climb on the engine (one knee on the battery and the other next to the air lid) and reach back with one arm. I use a swivel and patients.

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    +1 for removing the coil packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    cuss a lot. it'll come off
    +1 to both bottom & remove coils/VC ... both work well
    Cussing is the sometimes the result of the double elbow, dual extension approach. LOL. Can also cause the loss of sweat and blood...

    NOT recommened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Cussing is the sometimes the result of the double elbow, dual extension approach. LOL. Can also cause the loss of sweat and blood...

    NOT recommened.
    true, but it did work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    true, but it did work!
    That's how I learned how to do it, the hard way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art99SS View Post
    I remove the coil packs and climb on the engine (one knee on the battery and the other next to the air lid) and reach back with one arm. I use a swivel and patients.
    How many do you use?
    Or you can't say due to HIPPA?









    So, OP, what method worked for ya?

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    Another one for taking the coils off...Pretty easy once you have done it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by donman View Post
    Another one for taking the coils off...Pretty easy once you have done it..

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    +5 ...I left that back bolt out for easier future changes and it helped.

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    taking the coil packs off saved my knukles when i did the plugs and leaving the bolt out of the back saved me when i did the LT install.

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    I learning how do dislocate my shoulder for the next time i do it

    But i'll probably just end up going from underneath
    Worked out for me last time

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    i use a 2' extension with a swivel socket... still a pain in the ass but i haven't done mine since my header install...

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