Montana SV6 (2006), Relay, Terraza, Uplander (2005-2007)

Spark Plug Wires

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Inspection & Testing



Inspect for the correct routing of the spark plug wires. Improper routing may cause cross-firing. Inspect each wire for any signs of cranks or splits in the wire. Inspect each plug wire boot for tearing, piercing, arcing, carbon tracking or a corroded terminal.

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

Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  4.  
  5. Remove the left side plug wires from the retaining clips.
  6.  
  7. Rotate the engine for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2.  
    3. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    4.  
    5. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    6.  
    7. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    8.  
    9. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    10.  
    11. Tighten the strap.
    12.  

  8.  
  9. Remove the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  10.  
  11. Remove the plug wires from the retaining clip.
  12.  
  13. Remove the spark wires from the ignition coils.
  14.  
  15. Remove the plug wire assembly from the engine.
    NOTE
    If you are replacing the spark plug wires, the spark plug wire conduit and retaining clips should be transferred to the replacement wires.

  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the right side plug wires to the ignition coils and then the spark plugs.
  2.  
  3. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clip.
  4.  
  5. Rotate the engine back to the original position.
  6.  
  7. Install the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coils and then to the spark plugs.
  8.  
  9. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.
  10.  

3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the left side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
    4.  
    5. Remove the left side spark plug wire clips from the intake manifold and heater inlet and outlet pipe.
    6.  
    7. Remove the left side spark plug wire assembly.
    8.  

  6.  
  7. If removing the right side spark plug wires, the engine must be rotated for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2.  
    3. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    4.  
    5. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    6.  
    7. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    8.  
    9. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    10.  
    11. Tighten the strap.
    12.  

  8.  
  9. After rotating the engine, remove the right side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ignition coil.
    2.  

  10.  
  11. Remove the right side spark plug wire clip from the ignition coil bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove the right side spark plug wire assembly.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the right side spark plug wire clip at the ignition coil bracket.
  4.  
  5. Connect the plug wires to the ignition coil and spark plugs.
  6.  
  7. If the engine was rotated for access, return the engine to the original position.
  8.  
  9. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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