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boldar2

boldar2 3/15/2010

1993 Toyota Camry SE 6 Cyl 3.0L

Engine

How do I replace the 3 rear spark plugs? Or do I really need to remove the intake manifold?

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Bobby

Bobby 3/15/2010

I think you are asking if the air intake plentum will need to be removed to get to the back spark plugs. I would say that would be the easiest way to do it, just make sure before you take it off you pick yourself up a new plenum gasket so if the old ones cracks you have a replacement to put it right back together. Shouldn't be to much for the gasket.
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the plenum bolts to the intake manifold, you'll have to remove any vacuum lines and throttle cables/ wiring in order to take off the plenum.

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boldar2

boldar2 3/16/2010

Thanks a lot Bobby. I will try that,
Rick

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R.C.S.

R.C.S. 10/3/2010

replace the gasket while you have the plenum off the plenum might have a torque seqence and torque spec.

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minuteman mobile mechanics

i always remove the lateral engine mounts and ratchet strap the engine forward. if the plugs dont go through the valve cover.

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TechSam 11/7/2010

Now that makes me happy, that how I do it.

93sho

93sho 4/26/2011

i have same problem with my 02 merc sable and yes you have to remove the intake. dont risk damaging it by forcing it back to allow for space so you can get your socket in the plug holes. it sucks, but has to be done

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kdaniele

kdaniele 6/28/2011

try putting car jack under engine, jacking up a little , sometimes that helps, or try reaching them from underneath

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