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Old 03 Nov 2004, 01:26 am   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to change the rear bank of spark plugs in a 97 v-6
camry

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Old 04 Nov 2004, 05:04 am   #2 (permalink)
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Oooohh, I just did mine on a 94 V6, and that does not have the individual
coil on top of each spark plug like yours does. It was still difficult.

I removed the centre bolt from the rear lower engine mount eye, and the top
torque control rod from above the timing belt housing, and jacked the engine
carefully up and forwards about 20-30 mm measured at the mounting. After
then removing the spark plug wire loom clips, this gave me just enough room
to gain access. I used a socket spanner extension with a universal joint on
the socket to get down the spark plug recesses, and a length of plastic hose
to grip onto the spark plug top.

Take careful note of the routing of each plug wire, and replace them as they
were in their clips, to prevent cross-fire leakage of the current.

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Old 04 Nov 2004, 06:08 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I answered this same question to you on your 10/25/2004 post.

did you read it??

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Old 05 Nov 2004, 06:15 am   #4 (permalink)
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"EL FORY" <no@email.com> wrote in message
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>I answered this same question to you on your 10/25/2004 post.



mebbe it'll git easier if he asks enough times "We're not in Kansas anymore
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Old 07 Nov 2004, 12:23 am   #5 (permalink)
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Your response was I did it on my 94. Once you get the right tools it is
easy. You call that a response. And pheasant (nice name) your a loser with
no life.Go play with your keyboard.

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Old 07 Nov 2004, 06:22 am   #6 (permalink)
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wrote:

> Your response was I did it on my 94. Once you get the right tools it is
> easy. You call that a response. And pheasant (nice name) your a loser with
> no life.Go play with your keyboard.
>

BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHH!!!!

He called me a bad name!!!!!!!!

First you got the wrong poster you quoted initially, then whine when
they call you on the same post? At least I'm a loser that can replace
plugs in my 97 XLE.

YOU go play with your keyboard and pay someone to do your car work.

FROAD


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Old 10 Nov 2004, 02:03 am   #7 (permalink)
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On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 02:26:25 -0500, "specialkkl"
<kevin.lynch14@verizon.net> wrote:

>Does anyone know how to change the rear bank of spark plugs in a 97 v-6
>camry


I can speak about my experience on a 95 but don't know if it is
applicable to the 97. I found it not such a big chore.

Each cylinder has a coil. Removed those. Then used a 3/8 socket
wretch. I used two u-joint (is that the right terminology?)
extenders. It wasn't so hard at all and I didn't have to jack the
engine. I was able to get a cheapy needle torque wretch in to tighten
to the right torque.

One thing that I found which I wonder if it is an engineering flaw is
the plastic in electrical connectors to the coils on the front side of
the engine were extremely brittle. I theorize that the cover that
sits on top of the engine (ornamentation?) reflects back the heat from
the engine resulting in high temperatures on the front connectors. One
just fell apart. It was still possible to get the wires connected but
it is not locked and snapped together.

I talked to a Toyota dealer mechanic who had seen the problem. He
stated that what they did in those situations was to just tape the
wires on. The alternative was to replace the engine wiring harness
(which involves gobbs and gobbs of connectors and wires - $1000K for
the part!).

I tried several sources and could never just the wire connectors. Some
one suggested going to the used auto parts junk shop and buying up
used ones (not from the front side of the engine).
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 03:37 am   #8 (permalink)
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I've changed a bunch of these but never in anything older than a 1997. I
haven't seen a single connector for the front coils fail or even crack.
It's possible your engine is overheating or has overheated in the past.

Keep in mind you will have to get front connectors only because the rear
ones are different.


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> On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 02:26:25 -0500, "specialkkl"
> <kevin.lynch14@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> >Does anyone know how to change the rear bank of spark plugs in a 97 v-6
> >camry

>
> I can speak about my experience on a 95 but don't know if it is
> applicable to the 97. I found it not such a big chore.
>
> Each cylinder has a coil. Removed those. Then used a 3/8 socket
> wretch. I used two u-joint (is that the right terminology?)
> extenders. It wasn't so hard at all and I didn't have to jack the
> engine. I was able to get a cheapy needle torque wretch in to tighten
> to the right torque.
>
> One thing that I found which I wonder if it is an engineering flaw is
> the plastic in electrical connectors to the coils on the front side of
> the engine were extremely brittle. I theorize that the cover that
> sits on top of the engine (ornamentation?) reflects back the heat from
> the engine resulting in high temperatures on the front connectors. One
> just fell apart. It was still possible to get the wires connected but
> it is not locked and snapped together.
>
> I talked to a Toyota dealer mechanic who had seen the problem. He
> stated that what they did in those situations was to just tape the
> wires on. The alternative was to replace the engine wiring harness
> (which involves gobbs and gobbs of connectors and wires - $1000K for
> the part!).
>
> I tried several sources and could never just the wire connectors. Some
> one suggested going to the used auto parts junk shop and buying up
> used ones (not from the front side of the engine).



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Old 13 Nov 2004, 02:47 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:37:47 GMT, "Rog" <anon@blog.com> wrote:

>I've changed a bunch of these but never in anything older than a 1997. I
>haven't seen a single connector for the front coils fail or even crack.
>It's possible your engine is overheating or has overheated in the past.


As the only owner of the vehicle, I know for a fact that the car has
never claimed (via a guage or indicator) that it was overheated. The
coolant has been replaced on a scheduled basis.

If the engine had overheated, I would expect uniformity between the
front and rear connectors which there is not.

My guess is that the ornamental plastic cover that sits on top of the
engine encourages heat buildup just locally in the front coil area.

>
>Keep in mind you will have to get front connectors only because the rear
>ones are different.
>

Same connectors. On the 95, there are six coils - each coil sits on
top of one plug. I believe on newer models, there are three coils,
each coil supports two plugs. So the newer models, I presume the
power supply to the coil would be different than the connection from
the coil to the remote plug.

Perhaps many people don't change their plugs and therefore don't
become knowledgeable. Also, the dealers might not want to deal with
the problem and just through it together without informing the
customer.

When I changed the platinum plugs, the plugs showed virtually no wear.

On the newer models, are the coils in the front of then engine and is
there a cover over the coils?
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Old 15 Nov 2004, 05:23 am   #10 (permalink)
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There sure is.

> On the newer models, are the coils in the front of then engine and is
> there a cover over the coils?



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