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I need to change the coil pack on the #5 cylinder on the rear bank. Does anyone know the easiest way to remove it?
 

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You can do it without removing the intake manifold. If you remove the big air hose coming from the air filter (it may have some oil in it), and your hands aren't too big you should be able to get to it. Just make sure you are familiar with how the cable disconnects before you try to remove one from that side of the engine. Might be handy to have an extra person to disengage the clip on the cable while the other person pulls the cable off the coil.
 

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Remove the engine cover, remove the intake many cover (the felt looking cover, don't have to, but it kinda scratched up my arm when I left it on), use a small flat tip screw driver, put it under the inside of the clip on the top, you will see the black holding tab holding it on the gray, lift up slightly pushing it back. Use your left hand to pull the harness off, then grab you 10mm socket and ratchet, and take out the bolt holding the coil pack down. This can be done with one hand, without removing your air intake. I have big hands, and big long arms, I just changed my spark plugs this week, so I know it can be done. Remember to torque those 10mm bolts to 8-10lbs, they don't need to be gorilla arm tight, and your spark plugs (if changing those) to 13-14lbs...

P.S. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE E3 plugs!!! AND I'M SAYING EVEN IF YOUR CATS LIFE DEPENDED ON THEM!!!


jlatham71 said:
I need to change the coil pack on the #5 cylinder on the rear bank. Does anyone know the easiest way to remove it?
 

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hypnoticautopsy said:
Remove the engine cover, remove the intake many cover (the felt looking cover, don't have to, but it kinda scratched up my arm when I left it on), use a small flat tip screw driver, put it under the inside of the clip on the top, you will see the black holding tab holding it on the gray, lift up slightly pushing it back. Use your left hand to pull the harness off, then grab you 10mm socket and ratchet, and take out the bolt holding the coil pack down. This can be done with one hand, without removing your air intake. I have big hands, and big long arms, I just changed my spark plugs this week, so I know it can be done. Remember to torque those 10mm bolts to 8-10lbs, they don't need to be gorilla arm tight, and your spark plugs (if changing those) to 13-14lbs...

P.S. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE E3 plugs!!! AND I'M SAYING EVEN IF YOUR CATS LIFE DEPENDED ON THEM!!!
Sorry to hear about your trouble :-\ That stinks that those plugs caused all that damage! We replaced ours with AC Delco thankfully. Good luck!
 
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