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I have been searching the web and these forums for a few days now...with no luck. Could somebody please direct me to a site or topic that shows where the spark plugs are for an 05 Amanti, and perhaps instructions on how to get to them if they're in difficult locations? The dealership wants to charge me $600 to change plugs, and I only have 34,000 miles on the car.

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the front 3 are easy to get to, the back 3, well the only way I have been able to tell so far is to take off the intake manifold, so it will be very time consuming, I agree that the $600 is alot, they ran that on me as well, but the price also included wires and coil packs. Anyway I checked the front 3 on mine and they didn't look bad, so I won't be giving up that money anytime soon. Oh and mine has 38K on it, so about the same type mileage, just seems to soon to me for new plugs on a none performance engine.
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just a question i havn't seen under the hood of these cars. but is there a motor mount that sits right above the rad and bolts to the motor??? Because the reason why i ask is because my 97 chevy venture i had to remove it and push the van backwards and with doing that the motor would tip forward and then i have to put my hand brake on to keep it there. then i would block the tire so it wouldn't go anywhere which would leave me enough room it get at it

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I'm still a newbie in car fixing so I still consult mechanics or don't you have a GMC repair manual? It will help you site the locations of the parts of your Chevy.

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Why are you changing the plugs? I have 70,000 miles on the original plugs and it still runs smooth as can be. Most plugs now can go 100,000 miles. There are exceptions.

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i have a 2005 amanti with 103,000 miles, and i am considering getting whole tune-up, but car is running just fine. are there any dangers associated with not getting plugs changed now. please, let me know here or email me a pres1034@bellsouth.net
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No dangers but you could see some performance or fuel economy issues if the plugs and such are not changed. I go by the need-to basis...check it and if it is ok, it dont need to....LOL
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I have a 2004 Hyundai XG. For those who don't know is the Hyundai version of the KIA Amanti. The previous owners never changed the sparkplugs. It is all original with 91,000 miles and still runs great.

and answer to the original question. The upper intake manifold has to be removed. It would take about 1-2 hrs to change the sparkplugs. If I'm not mistaken the gaskets are metal which makes them reusable as long as you don't bend them.


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