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Old 02-12-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Nearly had a stroke changing rear passenger side spark plug!

Really?!!! Were the engineers of GM that stupid to make it virtually impossible to remove and replace the rear passenger side spark plug?! Without a pair of long needle nose pliers with special tip and a flex head ratchet it would have never happened. Someone needs to invent the right tool for the job. Anyone have the "right" tool?
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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I know this an old post but I just changed my plugs and wires....30 min for first 7 plugs...an hour for the last one.If I could get my hands on the engineer it would be justifiable homicide.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Well the best in to get to it is a swivel head 3/8 ratchet with a 1" extention and of course the 5/8 spark plug socket... then lay across parallel slightly to the passenger side of the engine with your left hand slide the socket with the 1" extention on it then attach the ratchet and remove spark plug
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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didn't take me too long, learned to take the wheels off and the fenderlining makes life a lot easier while doing these jobs.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:43 AM   #5
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Well the best in to get to it is a swivel head 3/8 ratchet with a 1" extention and of course the 5/8 spark plug socket... then lay across parallel slightly to the passenger side of the engine with your left hand slide the socket with the 1" extention on it then attach the ratchet and remove spark plug

Can anyone make a quick video of removing that? I'm planning on doing mine and this is the first I have heard that they were so troublesome but a video would be great to show how to do it.
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What year model are you guys talking about? Just bought a 2007 and plan to change the spark plugs soon.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:20 AM   #7
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What year model are you guys talking about? Just bought a 2007 and plan to change the spark plugs soon.
yours

07-14 are a PITA for that last one. I did mine a few weeks ago and it wasn't too bad. But I had mine on a lift and went through the inside wheel fender.
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07-14 are a PITA for that last one. I did mine a few weeks ago and it wasn't too bad. But I had mine on a lift and went through the inside wheel fender.
On my 07 that last one on the pass side nearest the firewall was a complete PITA! I did NOT have a lift so did it in my driveway and had to go at it through the wheel well. Also had to use a few extensions include a swivel extension nearest to the socket since it was not a straight shot.
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Ha ha, I lost about a pint of blood changing out that plug on my 04 Z71. That dang alum drip pan is SHARP. Wear gloves when doing that one.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:46 PM   #10
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When I changed mine, I jacked and removed the passenger side tire.
Went through the wheel well opening. Used a plug socket that has a hex on the top that allowed me to use a short socket of the correct size on a 3/8 ratchet. I have another tool known as patience which worked well in this situation. Thank goodness for iradium plugs! Good for another 200K
BTW; They still looked good.
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