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#11 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 05:44 PM
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great post rob_fed. It helps for those that like some pictures along with directions.

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Here are 4 main pictures when removing spark plugs in my '04 Sedona.

When the plastic engine cover is removed, the front three plugs are underneath the 3 ignition coil packs.



After taking off all of the bolts and tubes and brackets, you can swing the intake to the side. the throttle linkage is still attached.



The hardest part is removing the rear fasteners of the intake. I used a mirror to find the bolts. You will have to feel around, but it can be done.





The rear spark plug boots are connect to the front coils. Plug straight up to remove without breakage. It is pretty hard if they have not been touched for a while.

Hope this helps,

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do you need to replace the intake gasket after changing plugs? And has anyone else used iridium plugs instead if platinum, iridium is supose to last 2 times longer than platinum. if so what brand dose anyone recomend.
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Thanks to all the members of this forum for posting great pictures they really helped me complete a spark plug and wire replacement job on my sisters 2004 Kia Seonda. I ran into a very interesting problem so I'll be posting my own pictures to help the next DIYers faced with performing the same work.

Here is a picture of my sisters 6-cylinder engine. I've marked it up to illustrate which bolts and nuts will need to be removed. This is not a comprehensive outline, you'll have other attachment and do-dads to disconnect.




The spark plug wires were very difficult to remove. But I found with a bit twisting and pulling they popped out. The spark plug wire in the back park of the engine (firewall side) closest to the battery was the most difficult to remove.

When I pulled out the final spark plug wire I didn't see that the metal innard had dis-logged from the cable and was still attached to the spark plug. Here is a picture of what that looks like.




My next step was to lower the spark plug nut into the cylinder head. After an instant I could tell something was wrong. I used a mirror and flash light to look into the cylinder here is what I saw.



Luckily, I was able to reach down into the cylinder head with needle nose pliers. After pulling and pulling I was able to get achieve the following result (what you're going to see is the innard now sits slightly higher than the nut.



Using my finger I could cause the spark plug nut to move around a tiny bit. The sound my music to my ears; if it were locked down tight, it would be VERY hard to remove. I tried using tape to pull out the nut, but quickly abandoned that plan.

So I just kept pulling and pulling and pulling (while listening to NPR --- this is a true statement ) eventually I was able to pull out the spark plug nut with needle nose pliers and a tight grip (don't ask me how).

Once the nut was removed it was dirt simple to pull out the innard with the same pliers.

So the moral of the story is if you find yourself in the same position DON'T GIVE UP. It took me 5-hours to get these parts out of the cylinder.

Good luck DIYers!!!!

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my check engine light came so i used the obd2 scanner , it returned a P0302 code which means cylinder 2 misfire upon researching it became clear i had to start with replacing the spark plugs.any suggestions are welcome.

thanks rob for posting the pics it helps.

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The hardest part is removing the rear fasteners of the intake. I used a mirror to find the bolts. You will have to feel around, but it can be done.

Hope this helps,

-rob
Don't know if you still log in Rob but this picture here helped me a great deal. I was able to do the fronts pretty straight forward. I was looking for direction on the rear bolts.

Picture helped a great deal.

Also bigfishz your pictures helped as well.

Thanks guys!
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Default Well almost 3 years later .....

I finally got around to doing it !!!

Thanks for the pics, I couldn't have done it without you guys
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The other way is to remove the inlet manifold, it's designed to be removed relativley easily... still a PITA though.
got a sodona 2000 how do you remove the manafold
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As per some other posts. (common forum discussion is spark plugs)
Recommend dielectric grease on the spark plugs/leads.
As the rear ones can especially bake on solid and damned hard to get loose from the heads
Long reach needle pliers often used to extract wreckage...

On the 2.5L KV5 engine it is possible to drop the engine atthe belt/pulley side engine mount.
(Sump then rests on lower chassis bar)
From underneath vehicle, This allows enough hand room to extract
the firewall spark plugs without removing the covering air intake manifold.
Somebody asked about resuse of manifold gaskets.
Should be okay if they were the pressed metal type and are in good condition.
I just use some smear of the no setting gasket goo on 'em.

And check you spark plug leads resistance values.
They should all be about the same - replace any odd fellows.

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KV6 petrol engine variant.
Rebuilds after years of using as a 4WD substitute...
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Hi, thanks for using the pics. I just changed the plugs again at 113Kmi, as for the metal gasket, I think it is best to change it. Around each intake hole, the metal gasket has a slightly raised area. I think it squishes down when you torque the intake bolts. When you take the intake off, the gasket is perfectly flat. I guess you could reuse it with some sort of gasket sealant in a tube. But it may take longer to clean up up the next time you do this. Hopefully, this is my last time for this car

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in what order are the sparkplugs in on a 2002 kia sedona? just bought the van and the front 3 go in this order 3,1,5 not sure if that is right or not... also have this picture if anyone could tell me what the wire is please
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