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2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement

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  1. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement, Spark Plugs: 步骤 1 中的图像 1,1
    • Pull hood latch release, located on the base of the A-Pillar.

    • Pull up on the release lever between the hood and grille, it is located on the left.

    • Lift hood and engage the hood prop rod inside the provided notch hole on the edge of the hood.

  2. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 2 中的图像 1,1
    • Disconnect negative (-) battery terminal from the battery.

    • Place the now free negative (-) battery cable behind the battery itself so it cannot easily re-connect itself.

  3. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 3 中的图像 1,1
    • Remove the 4 10mm acorn nuts from the plastic engine cover plate. Set nuts aside for reassembly.

    • Remove the plastic coverplate and set aside.

  4. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 4 中的图像 1,1
    • Using the 10mm socket and ratchet, remove the 4 bolts holding down the coilpacks. You may need the 10mm wrench if your socket is not deep enough to contact the hex section of the stud.

  5. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 5 中的图像 1,1
    • Pull up on coilpack lightly, it should release easily from the spark plug below.

    • Using your thumb and forefinger, grasp the connector, pushing down the latch with your thumb.

    • Wiggle and pull the connector off of the coilpack, it will have some resistance.

    • If the connector does not release, try pushing connector in, then pushing the latch and pulling on the connector.

    • Note: Do not pull by the wires.

  6. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 6 中的图像 1,1
    • Remove all the coilpacks and set aside.

    • Using the 3/8" Ratchet with Socket Wrench Extension, 3/8" Drive and 5/8" Spark Plug socket, remove the 4 spark plugs from the spark plug wells. They should require some force but unscrew easily after the initial turns.

  7. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 7 中的图像 1,1
    • Remove new spark plugs from box. Apply anti-seize to the spark plug threads ONLY, carefully wipe off any excess that touches the ceramic insulator or the tip contact.

    • Now apply dielectric grease to the contact tip and the first 1/2" of the ceramic insulator.

  8. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 8 中的图像 1,1
    • Using the spark plug socket, put each spark plug into their hole and thread in hand tight.

    • Tighten all 4 plugs 1/2 turn past hand tight.

  9. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 9 中的图像 1,1
    • Reinstall the coilpack 3/4 of the way into the hole, then push on the electrical connector until it clicks.

    • Push the coilpack down the rest of the way into the spark plug well, you should feel a slight click as the coilpack connects to the contact of the spark plug

    • Repeat these same steps for the remaining 3 coilpacks.

  10. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 10 中的图像 1,2 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 10 中的图像 2,2
    • Using the 10mm socket and 3/8" ratchet, install bolts on the #1 (from left) and #3 coilpack. They should be 1/4 turn past finger tight.

    • Install the studs on #2 and #4 coilpacks.

    • Reinstall coilpack cover, using the 4 acorn nuts removed previously.

  11. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 11 中的图像 1,1
    • Reinstall the negative (-) battery terminal, tightening with the 10mm wrench or 10mm ratchet.

  12. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 12 中的图像 1,1
    • Remove hood prop rod from the hood, flip down and connect it into its stay.

    • Shut hood lightly, then push down to engage the main latch.

  13. 2003-2011 Honda Element Spark Plug Replacement: 步骤 13 中的图像 1,1
    • Using the code written in your Service History booklet (the Pre-Delivery Inspection page should have it), key in the radio code using the preset buttons.

    • Don't forget to mark down that you serviced the spark plugs in the Service History booklet!

结论

This is a great job to do to save some money, its involved enough to be entertaining but not enough to be scary.

9等其他人完成本指南。

Niklas Johnson

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4条评论

I torqued the spark plugs to 13 ft lbs.

Luke Janavicius - 回复

You put quite a bit of effort into creating this extremely helpful guide. I hope others appreciate all of your hard work. Thank you so much for doing a terrific job and making the world a better place.

Michael Huskey - 回复

Thank you for this! Much appreciated- saved me so much money and learned how to do it myself :)

Cheers!

Pauly Bonz - 回复

Thorough and complete walk-thru on this task. Well done!

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