Those two "gel things" are the coil packs mentioned earlier. They are the modern replacement to a coil and distributor cap. Many years ago an 8 cylinder engine would have one coil to boost the amperage and a distributor that would in sequential order send the energy/power to each plug so they would fire in a certain order. That set up/configuration also contained a set of points and condenser. Well fast forward to today and all of that has been replaced with (in this application) two coil packs. Each one attaches to a spark plug and has a short plug wire to attach to one of the two plugs left. DO ONLY ONE PLUG AT A TIME! Trust me.In regards to the gel things, all you're required to do is loosen two bolt heads on either side of the gel resevoirs. After that, pull them out until you are able to reach/see the spark plugs (or the wire boots)........ (I do not know what the gel things are either). They cover two plugs, if I remember correctly.
Welcome to the forum.I have a 2001 Kia Sephia that the check engine light is on and testing it says misfire cy. 2... It's been a LOOOONG time since I replaced plugs and wires...should I also do the coils? If I just do plugs and wires...is the gel packs gonna get messed up?
I have 213,000+ miles on the car...don't want to spend the 55 dollars each if I don't have to.
You need to cover electrical parts before you wash down your motor. Water and electrical DO NOT MIX. LOL. Lucky all you got was a misfire. I cleaned my first car, and ruined the alt. Too much water.I had some missfiring issues at 100k and it turned out that both plug wires had developed small cracks in them causing the missfire. I replaced the plug wires and have not had any problems with the coils.