Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2001 Lexus RX 300 Spark Plug Exchange How to?

I own a 2001 Lexus Rx 300 and was changing out the Sparkplugs on it, but got stuck.. I got three of them replaced (the ones in the front), but I have absolutely no idea how to get to the rear ones... HELP2001 Lexus RX 300 Spark Plug Exchange How to?
The other three spark plugs are on the back of the engine behind the intake manifold. It's a tight space and you will want to do it when the engine is cooled off.

First you need to remove the PCV valve and hose connected to the intake manifold(PCV valve is is located on the passenger side of the engine bay).

If the car has cruise control, probably does, to get the extra room it may be worth the effort to disconnect the cruise control cable from the throttle body and move it out of the way.

Now you should have a clear path to get the plugs in the back. You'll need a 10mm socket to get the rear coils out, just like the front. You can just get them loose and move them out of the way.

I find it's easiest to get the plugs out using a small 3/8 drive ratchet, 2- 2%26quot; extensions and a swivel spark plug socket. Attach the spark plug socket to one extension and drop it in the spark plug tube, then attach the other extension and break loose with the ratchet and twist out by hand.

Hope this helps.