I want to tune up my van so I took off the housing covering the engine inside my van and I can see the plugs but how do I get to them to change them? How to change spark plugs on 1998 gmc safari? A good assortment of tools. Some you can get to through wheelwell, some from underneath, and some from inside of van after removal of doghouse.
we have a 98 ford f150. My husband is very knowledgable about vehicles. He just changed the spark plugs, and now the truck won't start. When you turn the key it just %26quot;clicks%26quot;. He tried cleaning the battery terminals. He said he didn't touch anything else. Anyone have any ideas of what could be wrong?
God Bless! Husband changed spark plugs now truck won't start!? Has he accidentally knocked the small wire on the starter solenoid Husband changed spark plugs now truck won't start!? dead battery from having the hood open too long. Sounds like the battery is dead. Have him Jump start the truck. And then Fully Charge the battery. Dead battery or a bad ground is most likely culprit.
Check battery voltage first at battery and then at starter.
Also check ground at the same two locations to make sure battery is grounded to frame and engine . Just changing spark plugs didn't cause the problem.
Leaving the door open or the radio on, did.
Get a jump start, or charge the bettery. either what the above people posted or he knocked a wire off somewhere, start at the starter , and work your way up Changing the plus would have nothing to do with it not starting. Another problem has developed. Check battery for charge, starter, etc.
Is $500.00 fair price for changing spark plugs on a 2001 ford scape
V-6? they say they need to remove intake manifold in order to that? has my sister been overcharged? if you are a mechanic or know about this things please advice! you help will be greatly appreciated! thanks. My sister took her ford scape to ford dealer they charged her $500.00 labor for spark plug changing!? What is the labour rate at the dealer where your sister took her car? Ford Platinum plugs cost about $20 each. $20 times 6 equals about $120. That leaves about $380. Yes, in order to access and replace the back three plugs requires the upper intake to be removed. With a labour at about 3.5 hours at $100 per hour, that adds up to $350. Add $350 plus $120 and that equals about $470. This leaves about $30 for whatever taxes are, where you are located geographically. That being said, it sounds about right. So in answer to your question, NO your sister hasn't been overcharged by the sounds of things. Hope this helps. My sister took her ford scape to ford dealer they charged her $500.00 labor for spark plug changing!? You're Welcome.
book time and parts can add up to the 500.00 There are domestic cars that, when using a transversely-mounted V-6 (engine turned sideways), have almost no room to get behind the manifold. I had a 1990 Chevy Lumina that in order to get to the rear spark plugs, you had to unbolt the engine mounts up front, use a pry bar to rotate the engine toward the front and then tie it down with tow straps. That was right out of the Haynes repair manual! A total pain!
As for the Escape, check the link down below; it's a picture tutorial on performing the job on an Escape. The main thing to note is the author saying, %26quot;...isn't a really difficult job, but can be quite time consuming.%26quot; I don't know how long %26quot;time consuming%26quot; is, but the dealership is going to be charging something like $90/hr. Does it take 5 hrs? Hmmm...I don't know about that.
You might go to a local independant shop and ask them how long the job takes. Shops don't punch the clock when they work on your car, they go by a flat-rate based on how long the factory determined a job would take. They may be able to justify why it cost that much or debunk it altogether.
Note: Appears that I and the poster above me where writing at the same time and grabbed the same article! Gotta love it! The v6 Escape - like many other sideways mounted V6's, are very difficult to access the back side of the engine - and to complicate the matter, often times the intake manifold covers the back side and makes access impossible without removing the intake. It's ridiculous - and it demonstrates the designers total ignorance when items that are subject to replacement are buried in some inaccessible area - heater cores in a great many vehicles come to mind (typical part $100 - average labor $400+) They are correct in that the intake manifold does have to be removed to change the spark plugs on the Escape, you cannot reach around the engine, they are actually under the intake manifold. Here the platinum plugs are only 7 bucks each, and figure in new intake gaskets, I would not want to reuse the old ones. What was the hourly labor rate for the dealer? Here it would have been around 300 for the entire job, depending on the labor rate, you may have been overcharged. If they charge 100 an hour or a little more, it may be close, if less than that an hour, your sister got taken for a ride unless they did other services with it as well, such as an induction service and oil change, etc. I don't know about this specific vehicle, but if I can charge 500.00 on book time for changing 6 spark plugs in anything on this planet, then I'm in the wrong business...
I tried to change my plugs in my car 1996 saturn station wagon, but I could not find how to take the old plugs out! I pulled and pulled but they would not release. How do I get them out? Please explain this to me with as if you are drawing me the picture. Thank you! How do I change the spark plugs in my 1996 Saturn wagon? remove the four wires on the top of the engine. pull up and twist. remove plugs, gap new plugs, place plugs in hole, tighten them up, and reinstall wires. good luck! How do I change the spark plugs in my 1996 Saturn wagon? The same way you take out the plugs on a 97 Saturn. u need a 3/8 rachet with a 2 inch extention and a 5/8 socket to remover them ........righty tighty ,and lefty loosey A ratchet preferably 3/8 and a socket that would fit it, they usually sell them at a auto parts store. Remove one and put Antiseize around the threads of the new one, put it back in and tighten down. Do not break the porcelin of the spark plug. Put the wire back on top. Do one at a time so you don't mix the firing order.
my 94 accord cranked but didn't start one morning. i noticed that the spark wells had oil in them. so I just changed spark plugs %26amp; it started right away.
after few months my 94 accord started to sputter %26amp; have less power for few days. %26amp; then one moring, i tried to start but it cranked %26amp; didn't start again. so I changed 4 spark plugs %26amp; it started. but still sputters %26amp; less power when I press gas. what could it be? also i hear slight puffing noise from muffler 94 accord sputters %26amp; less power even after I changed 4 spark plugs? O2 SENSOR,FUEL FILTER AND AIR FILTER 94 accord sputters %26amp; less power even after I changed 4 spark plugs? plug wires maybe the fact that you have oil in the plug wells should be a sign. a valve cover gasket kit should come with a new set of seals to replace the failing ones on this valve cover. i would imagine that you have an excessive amount of oil in at least one of the wells. oil around the plug will provide a path for the spark to jump causing the spark plug to short out essentially.
Its a 1999 Subaru Impreza Outback, with a 2.2L H4, and it had 72,000 miles when I bought it from a chevy dealer. Now it has 73,000, should I change them anyway? Do dealer's usually change the spark plugs? If you buy a used car from a dealer, will they usually change the spark plugs? you kidding, usually not, that costs money... If you buy a used car from a dealer, will they usually change the spark plugs? Some do... most don't
It's always a good idea to change your plugs if you question them... replace them, that way you know it's done, and at what mileage.
- Good Luck! pull one out and look. they probably wont do that putting extra expense and taking from there profit. Yes I would change the plugs and just as important change the wires too. They don't spend any money for the customer if they don't have to.......change them yourself.......Hope this helps. Spend the $20 and do it yourself. You'll feel better. dealers try to get the most out of a car while putting the least into it.......because you have no idea if they were changed I would definitely change them and note the mileage so you can keep up with your maintenance.....P.S. the dealer in all probability did not change them....... very rare will a dealer change plugs especially if the car is running ok, i would replace them but you may find it hard to change the plugs with a normal plug socket due to space with the engine being a flat 4, i have a special tool which i bought from subaru when i had my wrx cost me approx 拢20 no way unless it miss firing and eventhen usualy not LOL, I really doubt it. They're not a charity after all. They'll make you feel like you're in their debt if they even change the oil.
I was gonna do it myself, dont really have time. wanna make sure i dont get taken to the cleaners. What is flat rate to change spark plugs on a 06 trailblazer with a 4.2? 2.2 is book time for S engine 2.0 for H,M,P engines. Look at 8th digit in your VIN and that is your engine code.
Also keep in mind you have the right under law to have them show you the listed labor time in their labor guide they use. What is flat rate to change spark plugs on a 06 trailblazer with a 4.2? $20 is what i charge. if the back spark plugs are difficult to get to, the dealership or shop will probably charge you a lot more. shop around is what my advice. I charge 拢50 a plug plus B%26amp;B for a week and return 1st calls air travel from London. If you find it cheaper grab it. Have a nice day. Ford charge $111.00 to change spark plugs.. Yee Gods, I nearly killed the wife!!!
I would have changed them them minutes for nothing. Flat rate? You'll have to call the garage to get a quote. How could anyone here know what the various garages charge wherever you are? Alaska? Alabama? Leeds?