Pickup 1997

Spark Plugs

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Inspection



Specific to:

Nissan Pickup 1996-1997

When you remove the spark plugs, check their condition. Plugs are a good indicator of engine condition. A small deposit of light tan or gray material on a spark plug that has been used for any period of time is to be considered normal. Any other color, or abnormal amounts of deposit, indicates that there may be something wrong in the engine.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Nissan Pickup 1996-1997

To avoid confusion, always replace the spark plug wires one at a time.

Remove the spark plugs when the engine is cold, if possible, to prevent damage to the threads. If removal of the plugs is difficult, apply a few drops of penetrating oil or silicone spray to the area around the base of the plug, and allow it a few minutes to work.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the necessary components to gain access to the spark plugs.
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  7. Remove the spark plug cable.
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  9. Remove the spark plug from its mounting.
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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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