car repairs


Question by  smokeydabear (47)

How can I remove a spark plug from a Toyota Corolla?

I want to replace the spark plugs myself but don't know how.


Answer by  James916 (539)

You will need a socket wrench and a spark plug socket. Remove the old spark plugs by unbolting them from the engine heads with the wrench and socket. You should gap your new spark plugs. Then you can install your new plugs and tighten them snug with the spark plug socket.


Answer by  sam805236aolcom (267)

Buy a socket wrench, a spark plug socket, new plugs. Find the spark plug wires, pull off from the boot, and unscrew the plugs. Before you put the new plugs in, put an anti seize compound on the threads. Then screw in the new plugs and replace the boots. Make sure you match the correct boot to the plug.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You have to go and buy a spark plug wrench then you just take the wrench pull the wire off put it on the plug and turn it out and put your new ones in. Only take one wire off at a time though you don't want a mess.


Answer by  icanoutfishyou (1148)

Spark plugs are typically located on the top part of the engine, and can be removed with a standard deep socket. Find the spark plug wires to find the plugs.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Pull the spark plug wire by the boot, and remove the spark plug with a spark plug socket. Replace the other by hand until it's finger tight. Pretty easy, huh?


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Start by removing the engine cover. Then unbolt the coil on each cylinder and twist it off to break the seal. Then use a socket and extension to break the plug loose. A piece of hose can help remove the plug. Install the new correctly gapped plug with some anti-seize.


Answer by  numba1g90650 (58)

Remove the spark plug wire boot. Insert a 5/8 inch spark plug socket, and remove the spark plug. Remember which spark plug wire goes to which spark plug socket as this is essential for the motor to run proper.


Answer by  MrBee (7)

Remove plastic engine cover. Remove wires from plastic blocks and remove blocks revealing plugs. Blow out debris and remove plug. Use 5/8 plug wrench with foam insert to grip plug. Insert new plug and reassemble.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well you need to unscrew the existing plug out by taking out the wires carefully. Actually, there is a very good to do guide available on wikipedia that can help you out. You can also buy one from ebay that gives you step to step and picture instructions as well.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

After removing the coil/wire simply use a socket and un-screw it. then use an old wire or piece of hose to slide it out of the head. Reverse the process making sure to apply a small amount of anti-seize on the threads and some dielectric grease on the contact.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

Find the spark plug wire, pull it out. Then get a socket wrench, usually a 3/8 inch and a 5/8 inch spark plug puller ($1 at auto store). Then pop the socket on and take it out. To put it in just reverse.


Answer by  Devin98 (487)

You will need a rachet, 6" extension and an 11/16 spark plug socket. Remove the plug wires one at a time, remove the spark plug and replace with new one.

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