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Question Changing Spark Plugs 05 Sportage

Well thanks to front wheel drive and side ways engines you have to be a magician to change spark plugs now. The front 3 are fine but how in the rain of terror do you change the back 3 plugs. I can not find any info on this any place and the dealer says drop it off and will not tell me anything. I hope this is not one of those drop the engine deals.

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I'm with you on finding info for this subject. I'm sure if we could find tech info on changing the plugs, we can do it ourselves. Probably, like you, I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on labour. Can any one help us?!
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heres some help this is a s/c install on a tib but its the same steps and the same parts.
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ok well link doesnt work the basics is youll need to take off the upper intake manifold and the throttle body but you can just romove the upper im with the throttl body still on. it not as hard as you might think ive taken mine of several times. take about 30mins now.
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Well thanks to front wheel drive and side ways engines you have to be a magician to change spark plugs now. The front 3 are fine but how in the rain of terror do you change the back 3 plugs. I can not find any info on this any place and the dealer says drop it off and will not tell me anything. I hope this is not one of those drop the engine deals.
I don't know this for a fact but it is for the 2.7L V6 Santa Fe, so it definitely should be very similiar.

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This is a nightmare, so use Iridium plugs and silicone leads then never change again or for 100K at least. There are 4 bolts at the back of the V6 which I located with a mirror! then take off the throttle body(4 bolts) take off the throttle cable linkage (4 bolts) and the top bolts. you can do this in any order. take off the electrical connectors, disconnect the brake servo hose and the breather.You can get a replacement "surge tank" gasket for the intake.Then lift the Plenum/surge tank, support with rags and change plugs etc. - good luck!!!! took me 6 hours but will take me less next time cos I now know which bolts to take out at the rear.Fortunately I am quite supple with small hands!!!!!
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6 hours!!!!!!!!!

it shouldn't take that long unless you have to walk to the parts store. should only take an hour maybe 2 at the most.
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Maybe should have mentioned the LPG conversion, which didn,t help, hence changing to Iridium plugs gapped aggordingly and the Magnecor leads for LPG.- Also that about 4 hours was coffee breaks and head scratching! Estimate will only take an hour next time.
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Hate to drag up old threads, but I have a question on this one.

Is there any gaskets that will have to be changed while removing intake? My wife's Kia is the same year and model and just over 100,000 km's. Help with mileage?
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I changed mine without changing any gaskets. All is OK, no leaks. If you are carful, you should be fine.
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