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'96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« on: Apr 26, 2007, 07:40:31 AM »
Does anybody know an easy way to change the plugs on a 96 Dodge Grand Caravan.  My dad is too lazy to do it so he is having me do it.  The engine is mounted sideways and the back 3 plugs are along the firewall and they are really hard to get to....any help would be apriciated!

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #1 on: Apr 26, 2007, 07:42:08 AM »
jack it up  , its easier to reach from under 
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2007, 07:44:17 AM »
what kind of extentions are needed?  I want to make sure I don't need a swivel socket or anything special b4 I start on it.

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2007, 07:46:25 AM »
um  i think  you can get to them  with just a  2-3 inch extension,  i put  mom's van on ramps  and got to them fairly easy  if i remember  correctly
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 2007, 07:52:29 AM »
how long did it take you to do all 6 plugs?

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2007, 09:06:30 AM »
Pay a migrant farmworker
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 2007, 09:53:49 AM »
Pay a migrant farmworker

a six pack of budwiser would do it
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #7 on: Apr 26, 2007, 10:37:51 AM »
Im getting paid to do it...

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #8 on: Apr 26, 2007, 11:14:05 AM »
Im getting paid to do it...

what engine? or are you done already?
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #9 on: Apr 26, 2007, 11:16:47 AM »
3.8 L V6

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #10 on: Apr 26, 2007, 11:24:56 AM »
3.8 L V6

If you have a fax number PM it to me... I can fax you a procedure I found but am unable to put it into an email :doh:
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #11 on: Apr 26, 2007, 11:28:35 AM »
Dang...I don't have a fax # but let me see if I can find one that u can send it to...

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #12 on: Apr 26, 2007, 11:32:02 AM »
Dang...I don't have a fax # but let me see if I can find one that u can send it to...

Sweet, I'd copy and paste, but the format it is in won't even allow me to highlight the text :disturbed:
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #13 on: Apr 26, 2007, 12:45:02 PM »
i might be able to pdf file it over to you

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #14 on: Apr 26, 2007, 01:08:08 PM »
It's o
i might be able to pdf file it over to you

It's okay i just sent the PM w/ a fax #

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #15 on: Apr 27, 2007, 01:33:12 PM »
its the newer body style right , pull the alternator & brackets reach around . I dont think you can get these yrs from underneath .

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #16 on: Apr 27, 2007, 01:34:53 PM »
Dijya get it yet? :gap:
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #17 on: Apr 28, 2007, 09:07:26 AM »
No it's at the trannie shop right now....changing the plugs when it gets back.

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #18 on: Apr 28, 2007, 10:39:48 AM »
Alot of times you will have to unbolt the motor mount and rock the motor forward!  This is what the mech had to do to mine!
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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #19 on: Apr 29, 2007, 09:44:40 PM »
Yeah if I couldn't get in far enough to reach the plugs I was going to try something like that.  I will try ur method if I have to. 

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Re: '96 Dodge Caravan Spark Plugs
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2007, 07:11:49 AM »
The plugs weren't really that bad.  Of course the front 3 were no problem and the driver side and middle rear plugs really weren't too bad if you come in from the bottom.  the passenger side rear was the one that gave us a little trouble, but it really wasn't that bad once we removed 3 bolts from the alternator brackets and just pivoted it.  You do not have to remove the serpentine belt or anything like that, just pivot the bracket.  and it works really nice to have 2 guys working on it, that's the way i did it and it took us about 1 hr. to 1.5 hrs.

 
 
 
 
 

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