Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Spark Plug Wires

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Inspection & Testing



  1. Inspect for correct routing of the spark plug wires. Improper routing may cause cross-firing.
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  3. Inspect each wire for any signs of cracks or splits in the wire.
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  5. Inspect each boot for the following conditions:

    Tearing
     
    Piercing
     
    Arcing
     
    Carbon tracking
     
    Corroded terminal
     

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If corrosion, carbon tracking, or arcing is indicated on a spark plug wire boot or terminal, both the wire and the component connected to the wire should be replaced.

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the engine appearance cover.
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  3. Remove the spark plug wires from the left side spark plugs.
    NOTE
    Twist the spark plug boot one-half turn in order to release the boot. Pull on the spark plug boot only. Do not pull on the spark plug wire or the wire could be damaged.

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  5. Remove the spark plug wires from the retaining clips.
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  7. Remove the spark plug wires from the right side spark plugs.
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  9. Remove the spark plug wires from the retaining clips
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  11. Disconnect the spark plug wires from the ignition coil/control module.
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  13. Remove the spark plug wires.
    NOTE
    If you are replacing the spark plug wires, transfer the , boot heat shields, spark plug wire conduit, and spark plug wire retaining clips if necessary.



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    Fig. Remove the spark plug wires (1) from the retaining clips (2) to remove.

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To install:

  1. Install the spark plug wires to the ignition coil/control module.
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  3. Install the spark plug wires to the right side spark plugs.
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  5. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.
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  7. Install the spark plug wires to the left side spark plugs.
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  9. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.
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  11. Install the engine appearance cover.
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