Changing Plugs on 2001 GMC Jimmy

07-07-2004, 10:43 AM
I changed the plugs on my Jimmy the other day and the number 3 plug is giving me fits :banghead: . Besides taking me several hours to change the plug which is conveniently located behind the steering column, it is now mis-firing. My question is how the heck are you supposed to get to that plug to change it out? Does anybody know of a special tool or a trick to getting the freakin thing out? I'm now stuck bringing it to my local mechanic to see if he can get it out and check it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

07-07-2004, 11:20 AM
Changing out #3 requires some patience and elbow grease.

Misfiring - you sure you didn't cross the wires?

07-07-2004, 11:42 AM
Misfiring - you sure you didn't cross the wires?
and are you sure you got the plug wire seated on the plug all the way?

07-07-2004, 12:04 PM
I did each plug individually to avoid that problem, and I as have a few other people have checked the wire to make sure they are all seated properly. The elbow grease and patience ran out after the first 4 hours.

07-11-2004, 01:58 PM
You May Have Cracked The Plug. Try Using A Piece Of Rubber Hose To Get Ti Started, Then Finger Tight As Much As You Can Reach, Then With A Wrench

07-12-2004, 09:34 AM
Cadman you are correct, I cracked the plug while trying to get it threaded using a piece of rubber hose. Give the man a cigar :smokin:

09-22-2004, 01:28 AM
I recently found a nice trick when replacing the plugs on my '93 Jimmy. Take off the front tires and you can access the rear plugs through the wheel well a heck of a lot easier than going at it from above the engine. The plug by the steering column is still a pain in the neck, but it sure made the rest less knuckle busting.

10-26-2004, 12:14 PM
Take off the tire to get to the plug. That is how I got to mine -- kinda like the old dodge chargers.


10-27-2004, 02:56 AM
I just replaced my plugs recently and I made damn well sure I had antiseize put on all of them for future easy removal.

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