That's one of those questions it is hard to answer. It isn't hard for me to change spark plugs. I don't know if it will be hard for you. However, they are fairly easy to access on a DOHC car as they are at the top of the head.
You should have a torque wrench, though I've changed plugs without one for a long time. Keep in mind your car has aluminum heads. They can be stripped very easily. Thread the plug carefully, and do not crank it down.
Before you drop $40 on new plugs, you might consider pulling one to see what it looks like.
what? You removed an actual plug, or just the wire? If you just move a wire, someone probably spilled oil and it pooled there. Try to wipe it up/out. You don't want it to spill into the engine when the plug is pulled.
I know, I know........ SHe was just bragging on this post that even though she had a bone stock aurora, she was gonna beat you in a race, BECAUSE, she was a better driver and also a woman. So I'd figure I'd point out the little fender bender she had to calm her ego down. Just a joke, don't get all defensive. Even though, half of being a good driver is watching out for others. My wife, never been in a wreck, but always backs up in parking lots without looking and almost always kills us! Just trying to back you up Jim!
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2004 10:17:54 GMT -6 by tedhontz
1995 Aurora. 149K Miles. Black w/Tan Leather Interior. No mods yet, that I know of on this used car.
Hey, in my own defense... my car was parked... but thanks ted, it's part of the stereotype of being a woman driver, and I'll take the swings as people throw them ... but I am always aware of my surroundings.
Amanda H. 1995 Aurora White on Black (sold) 2001 Lincoln Conti Special Edition Black on 2tone Charcoal (traded - I'll miss that car) 2001 Aurora Burgandy over Tan 4.0 (Devil Car)