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How the hell am ns going to adjust the back plugs on this 3.3L? Gimme a break. What the hell were Chrysler designers thinking? Geez.Any ideas?
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Some of the technicians at work just reach about the engine and also do it that way. Myself, I eliminated the wipers and also the wiper cowl and also it to be a very easy job. Complete time from begin to finish (including removing the wipers and also cowl and replacing them) was about 1 hour 15 min. I likewise put on new wires. Again, that is no a poor job.
Jeff http://www.facebook.com/eddie.munsterCurrent: 2016 cool Caravan/3.6L V6/30K mi/original 62TE2016 Jeep Patriot/2.4L I4/22k mi/original 6F241992 S-10/4.3L V6/253K mi/original 4L60EPrevious minivans, all awesome.1997 cool Voyager SE2003 cool Caravan Sport2007 city & nation Touring2007 cool Caravan SXT2010 town & country Touring
It could be far worse....try a 3rd Gen minivan,any FWD GM product or a Taurus.(not to mention Astro van,Aerostar...etc).
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Personally, ns think Chrysler has actually made far-ranging improvements come the accessability the the plugs (and the rear part of the engine bay). Ns just adjusted the plugs on my "05 3.8l this day with small trouble and without having actually to eliminate any major componants. I would have never been able to execute this on mine "97 3.3l. But if you desire to acquire easier access to the rear of the engine bay, then ns agree with Jeff. Take turn off the wiper cowl. It"ll include some time come the job, but, that will stop you native needlessly raising your blood pressure. Also, make certain you"re using double platinum spark plugs, and also I recommend an altering the wires too. Take her time and an excellent luck.
If at very first you don"t succeed, obtain a bigger hammer!!Current ride:2005 Dodge cool Caravan SXT (3.8L, purchased in ~ 108,000kms. Currently at 166,000km and counting)Past rides:1997 dodge Caravan Rallye (3.3L 242,000kms)2002 Chevrolet Cavalier (Base Model)1988 Ford Ranger (2.9L 2wd)1973 evade Cornet Wagon (318 cid)1965 Rambler standard 550 4 dr (232 cid)1966 Rambler standard 55 Wagon (232 cid)
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How the heck am i going to adjust the ago plugs ~ above this 3.3L? Gimme a break. What the heck were Chrysler engineers thinking? Geez.Any ideas?
Most folks an altering the behind plugs the first time ~ above just about any transverse placed engine out there use much choicer indigenous to explain the experience. Ns commend friend on your restraint. To be a while due to the fact that I readjusted plugs on a fourth gen valve but, ns don"t recall acquisition anything apart. Help to have actually skinny arms. I go from under the van on my third gen. No threat of breaking something taking it apart. Bring away an hour.
Long,skinny arms,and removed the wait filter cover/bellows room the most vital tips.Prepare to lay your body end the radiator support/intake manifold because that an extended duration of time.
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2011 Chrysler town & nation Touring | 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid | 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 AWD | 2003 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
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Jeff http://www.facebook.com/eddie.munsterCurrent: 2016 grand Caravan/3.6L V6/30K mi/original 62TE2016 Jeep Patriot/2.4L I4/22k mi/original 6F241992 S-10/4.3L V6/253K mi/original 4L60EPrevious minivans, every awesome.1997 cool Voyager SE2003 grand Caravan Sport2007 town & nation Touring2007 grand Caravan SXT2010 city & country Touring
Some that the technicians at work just reach approximately the engine and do it that way. Myself, I gotten rid of the wipers and the wiper cowl and also it to be a very easy job. Total time from start to complete (including remove the wipers and also cowl and also replacing them) was about 1 hour 15 min. I likewise put on brand-new wires. Again, that is not a bad job.
Hi JGBAT,I noticed fairly a few people here remove the wipers using a puller of part sort. Execute you or anyone else have actually a recommendation about which one works well v the 4th generation wiper arms? I"ve never ever used one before.
2002 Caravan SE 3.3L (purchased offered with 142,160 miles) 2003 Toyota Camry 2.4L 135,0001993 Ford Ranger 3.0L 176,0001993 Toyota Corolla 1.8L 178,000 (the crapmobile)
I didnt eliminate anything, i got hold of a stool to provide me more height climate i simply reached around the earlier and ns felt wherein the plugs and also cord was and i go it all by "feel" .. It was my first time ever before trying it and i to be so impressed through myself that i treated myself later on cause i couldnt believe i pulled it off, im much from gift a mechanic and yet the full time ns took to adjust all 6 was prefer 1hr, the former 3 room retarded easy
I just pulled my wipers there is no a puller. Simply loosen the seed a few turns then use a small block the wood and a huge screwdriver to use upward pressure and also tap the nut with a mallet or little hammer. That is tapered so it doesn"t take much movement to cost-free it. I should agree through eddiedz that if friend really get cozy through your engine you don"t have to pull anything
I didnt eliminate anything, i grabbed a stool to give me an ext height then i just reached roughly the earlier and ns felt wherein the plugs and cord was and also i go it every by "feel" .. It was my first time ever trying it and i was so impressed through myself that ns treated myself afterwards cause ns couldnt think i traction it off, im far from being a mechanic and also yet the full time i took to adjust all 6 was choose 1hr, the former 3 room retarded easy
I walk mine that means too. The wasn"t as well hard, yet I did finish up through a couple of cuts and also scratches on my arm.

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MichaelCentreville, VACurrently driving: 2015 Jeep Cherokee TrailhawkFormer owner of:2005 Dodge grand Caravan SXT, 129K mi.;
2008 Nissan Quest, (2008-2010, 25K mi); 2003 cool Caravan Sport, 3.8L, (2004-2008, 106K mi); 1995 Plymouth grand Voyager SE "Rallye", 3.3L (1995-2004, 169K mi); 1988 evade Caravan SE, 2.5L I4 (1988-1995, 99K mi);
I would prefer to know on the wiper eight puller myself, ns bought two and also had to take them back because neither would perform the 2005 TC LTD i have. But regarding the spark plugs, due to the fact that you currently did it, it is too late, yet for the future, here are a couple of tips:I as well did mine (3.8) without removing anything. Yet prior come removal I go out out from approximately the spark plug bases v an air hose. ~ I very first loosened that a small bit, I go out it off again, in instance anything broke loosened when the freed. Then ns unscrewed them utilizing a flex head 3/8 socket wrench, a 3 customs extension and also a brand-new spark plug socket from Auto Zone, the worked very well. Placing them back in, I used a quick piece, 4 inches, of gas heat hose slipped over the top of the insulator and starting it by feel in the hole. This avoids stripping the thing. After the went under as much as it would certainly go, simply a tiny 1/8 or 1//4 turn, the box will call you, previous snug. I reached about from the drivers side of the engine to acquire them all. On my 90 GC w/ 3.3, ns did them from below with a long extension.
2005 T&C Ltd 3.8 108,000 :coffeecup2000 Caravan 2.4l 1990 grand Caravan 3.3 149,000 own 15yrs 4 trannies :biggrin:1990 dynasty 3.0 120k 1 tranny 4yrs1981 evade Aries 2.6 only new car I ever before bought 225k orig 11yrs :biggrin:1966 dodge Coronet 440 Wagon, way old 1 yr. 135$ (Had to borrow it in ~ the bank!)1964 Simca 1000 (bought for $10 rebored) 50k 4yrs1965 Ply Valiant V8 85k1964 Ply Valiant Wagon slant 6 200k 1 qt/200 miles1969 Corvair convertible 4 carb