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Ok, need to save some money, or not. My spark plugs need changing, but I don’t have the wires, I have the coils that sit on boots, then spark plug. I have a Haynes manual, which I get the just of it. Does any one have any advice to help me with this? Is it hard to do (epically the rear four)? Any help would be appreciated.

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Do yourself a favor and DUMP the Haynes manual. Get the *real* FSM from http://www.helminc.com

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Follow Thu's advice. It is pretty self evident what need to be removed to get at them. The rear needs the AIR pump check valve removed to get the coil pack out. Other than that it should be pretty easy.

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Changing the spark plugs on my 02 was a piece of cake, except for the air pump check valve. I had a little problem getting that back on because I bent it for some reason. Make sure you have the spark plug socket with the rubber in it to hold the spark plug in for the back ones. You have to do a little wiggling to get them in, but it's pretty simple. Make sure to get AC Delco plugs too.

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I started to change my spark plugs myself and thought I would give up until I read these comments. Thanks to your tips I did complete the job and it was not too bad, except for the air pump check valve. The spark plug socket also needs to be loose enough to get it back off the plug without pulling out the extension. 2001 Seville 100k plus miles and still going strong.

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I started to change my spark plugs myself and thought I would give up until I read these comments. Thanks to your tips I did complete the job and it was not too bad, except for the air pump check valve. The spark plug socket also needs to be loose enough to get it back off the plug without pulling out the extension. 2001 Seville 100k plus miles and still going strong.

Good job. :welcomesmiley:

You learned something and saved a pretty fair chunk of change, compared to letting the dealer do it for you.

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Do yourself a favor and DUMP the Haynes manual. Get the *real* FSM from http://www.helminc.com

You can probably get it cheaper on ebay. I kept my eye on ebay for weeks and finally found a set for my 1995 for really cheap.

WARNING: I'm a total car newbie, don't be surprised if I ask a stupid question! Just trying to learn.

Cheers!

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Be careful with ebay, my manual is a piece of junk, it cost a lot and it was in poor condition, I could have bought new.

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

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Be careful with ebay, my manual is a piece of junk, it cost a lot and it was in poor condition, I could have bought new.

Mine has some greasy fingerprints on the covers, but all the pages are clean and complete. And I got the complete set for like thirty bucks shipped. You have to make sure to check out the seller's feedback and all that fun stuff. It also took a month and a half for me to find a deal like that.

I've noticed a couple errors in my Chiltons book, but I still keep it around because it has pictures :lol: and it's easy for a beginner like me to understand it.

WARNING: I'm a total car newbie, don't be surprised if I ask a stupid question! Just trying to learn.

Cheers!

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Be careful with ebay, my manual is a piece of junk, it cost a lot and it was in poor condition, I could have bought new.

Mine has some greasy fingerprints on the covers, but all the pages are clean and complete. And I got the complete set for like thirty bucks shipped. You have to make sure to check out the seller's feedback and all that fun stuff. It also took a month and a half for me to find a deal like that.

I've noticed a couple errors in my Chiltons book, but I still keep it around because it has pictures :lol: and it's easy for a beginner like me to understand it.

If I recall mine was close to $100 with shipping and it was in fair condition, could have bought new.. You got a great price at ANY condition. :P These are great bedtime reading and bath room reading :lol:

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These are great bedtime reading and bath room reading :lol:

Anybody who reads a service manual at bed time or on the throne is a COMPLETE DORK.

<hangs head><raises hand>

...guilty...

Jason(2001 STS, White Diamond)

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These are great bedtime reading and bath room reading :lol:

Anybody who reads a service manual at bed time or on the throne is a COMPLETE DORK.

<hangs head><raises hand>

...guilty...

Admission is the first step to recovery Jason! Good for you!

Hi everybody, my name is Mike, and I AM A DORK... Hello Mike.... :lol::lol::lol:

Hello Jason....

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

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These are great bedtime reading and bath room reading :lol:

Anybody who reads a service manual at bed time or on the throne is a COMPLETE DORK.

<hangs head><raises hand>

...guilty...

Admission is the first step to recovery Jason! Good for you!

Hi everybody, my name is Mike, and I AM A DORK... Hello Mike.... :lol::lol::lol:

Hello Jason....

Mike,

Thats a touche' if I have ever heard one.

Jim

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Mike,

Thats a touche' if I have ever heard one.

Jim

Hello Jim :lol: I miss your ALGORE avatar..

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

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Maybe I am mistaken, didn't you use an Al Gore avatar at some point?, or was it someone else?

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Maybe I am mistaken, didn't you use an Al Gore avatar at some point?, or was it someone else?

Mike,

Must be someone else. Heck I don't even know what a ALGORE avatar is or looks like.

Jim

Sorry about that... I thought it was you

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Maybe I am mistaken, didn't you use an Al Gore avatar at some point?, or was it someone else?

Mike,

Must be someone else. Heck I don't even know what a ALGORE avatar is or looks like.

Jim

I figured it out, see this thread, in my mind, your member name reminded me of his, look at this avatar. Sorry for the confusion

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Maybe I am mistaken, didn't you use an Al Gore avatar at some point?, or was it someone else?

Mike,

Must be someone else. Heck I don't even know what a ALGORE avatar is or looks like.

Jim

I figured it out, see this thread, in my mind, your member name reminded me of his, look at this avatar. Sorry for the confusion

Thats all right ... it's all good! ;)

Jim

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Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Nope ... it twasn't I. I must admit, I get a kick everytime I see ole AL (the wako's PAL) GORE worked up.

Jim

Me too, but he is pulling a fast one now

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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