View Full Version : Need tips/tricks!!


j.w.burns
08-08-2012, 07:26 PM
I just bought a 2002 TransAm WS6 not too long ago that needs a major tune-up. Im fairly new to working on cars because I was raised riding dirtbikes so please dont bash on my lack of experience. My current problem is that I need to change the spark plugs but the A/C pump is blocking my access to the passenger side of the motor. Is there any tips and tricks for how to get around that?

- Jerry

transamtom
08-08-2012, 07:48 PM
Jack the car up and get them from underneath.

cowpunk
08-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Jack the car up and get them from underneath.

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jaxcam02
08-15-2012, 05:08 AM
No need to get under just unbolt the ignition coil brackets and the Air pipe into the manifold
http://www.installuniversity.com/install_university/installu_pages/freshman_year/spark_plug_and_wire.htm.
Either way is fine though, its whatever you think is easier.

StraightTimeStirrups
08-15-2012, 01:57 PM
Since you are new to this, DO NOT EVER get under a car without Jack Stands and/or Supporting Blocks under your tires! Either way, make sure there is enough room for you under the car in case something causes a tire to go flat while you are working under the car if you have the tires supporting the weight of the car!!!

I know of two fatalities from people relying on a jack alone!

Joe

tvg001
08-15-2012, 02:07 PM
you can do it from the top just take off the coils it would be much easier and lay across the engine

garygnu
08-15-2012, 09:19 PM
the last plug on the passenger side is done from below .

tvg001
08-15-2012, 10:01 PM
The last one u can do it from the top I have always done it like that no need to lift the car

eseibel67
08-15-2012, 10:10 PM
#8 can be done from the top with the coils removed, but it's sooooo easy from underneath.