Caliber 2007

Spark Plugs

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Removal & Installation



Each individual spark plug is located under each ignition coil. The ignition coil must be removed in order to access the spark plug.

  1. Remove the ignition coil.
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  3. Remove the spark plug using a suitable spark plug socket with a rubber or foam insert.

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    Fig. Using a suitable spark plug socket and socket extension to remove each spark plug.

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To install:

  1. Inspect the condition of the spark plug. Replace if necessary.
    WARNING
    Special care should be used when installing spark plugs in the cylinder head spark plug wells. Be sure the plugs do not drop into the wells, damage to the electrodes can occur.


    WARNING
    Always tighten spark plugs to the specified torque. Over tightening can cause distortion resulting in a change in the spark plug gap. Over tightening can also damage the cylinder head.

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  3. Install the spark plug and start threading it by hand. Tighten the spark plugs to 11-15 ft. lbs. (16-20 Nm).
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  5. Install the ignition coil to the spark plug. Tighten the mounting bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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