Introduction: Replacing Spark Plugs

Hi, I am Michael Brunick.

My family has owned a shop for many years and I grew up in the shop working on many vehicles.

Do you know what to call a female spark plug? Ms. Fire.

For some of you that may not know, having a bad spark plug could cause your vehicle to miss fire resulting in needing to replace them. You are in luck though, I am here to show you all how easy it is to replace your own spark plugs in just a few simple steps instead of having to worry about getting it into a shop somewhere and deal with the wait when you do not have the time. I am going to instruct you through how to find the correct spark plugs for your vehicle, show you all the tools you will need to do the job, take your old spark plugs out, and finally place the new spark plugs in.


Stool/Cooler or something to stand on

3/8 inch ratchet

5/8 Inch Spark Plug Socket

3-inch extension

Torque Wrench

New spark plugs

Step 1:

The first step is to open the door and reach under the dash to pop the hood open. Then go to the front of the vehicle and put your hand under the hood to find the lever to open the hood.

Step 2:

Once the hood is open, get a step stool or something to stand on to reach the engine bay if it is too far back.

Step 3:

The next step will be removing the spark plug wires from all eight of the spark plugs by pulling on the end of the wire closest to the plug so the wire does not break.

Step 4:

When all the wires are off, grab the 5/8 inch spark plug socket to fit on the spark plug. Then grab a ratchet and possibly an extension to loosen the spark plug.

Step 5:

Repeat that step for all eight spark plugs until they are out.

Step 6:

After that, take the new spark plugs and tighten them by hand into each hole.

Step 7:

Then take the 5/8 inch spark plug socket and torque wrench to tighten the spark plugs to specification.

Step 8:

Lastly, install the spark plug wires onto the spark plug by pushing them until you hear a click to make sure they are connected.