Honda_Element_2003-2006

Spark Plugs

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Inspection



  1. Inspect the electrodes and ceramic insulator.
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  3. Burned or worn electrodes may be caused by:

    Advanced ignition timing
     
    Loose spark plug
     
    Plug heat range too hot
     
    Insufficient cooling
     

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  5. Fouled plug may be caused by:

    Retarded ignition timing
     
    Oil in combustion chamber
     
    Incorrect spark plug gap
     
    Plug heat range too cold
     
    Excessive idling/low speed running
     
    Clogged air cleaner element
     
    Deteriorated ignition coils

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    Fig. Inspection of the spark plug

     

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ignition coil, as outlined later in this section.
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  5. Remove the spark plug.
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  7. Inspect the spark plug.
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To install:

  1. Install the spark plug and tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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  3. Install the ignition coil.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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