Also what is the simple procedure. Thanks,
You really dont need to remove the two hoses that run across the coil packs. You also dont need to remove the coil pack holders. Simply use a phillips head and remove the two screws that hold each individual coil pack down. Then use a long extension and remove the plugs and replace. Much quicker than removing the WHOLE coil pack/holders.Euphoric said:Takes 10-15 minutes once you know what you're doing. Undo the 2 hoses across the valve cover, unplug the coil harness clips (6), undo the 10mm bolts holding the coil packs on (6), pull the coil packs off, take plugs out... gap new plugs and just reverse the order......
Yep, the previous owner of my car stripped the screws on 3 of the coil packs. It was a bit$h to remove them when I put new coil packs in.Brittany said:Those screws strip VERY easily
The most fool proof way is to remove the hoses and the coil packs by the 10mm bolts
Just to make sure that the screws don't get stripped again. I replaced the philips screws with the equivalent hex cap screws plus a dab of anti-seize compound.sleeper said:
Yep, the previous owner of my car stripped the screws on 3 of the coil packs. It was a bit$h to remove them when I put new coil packs in.
Just to make sure that the screws don't get stripped again. I replaced the philips screws with the equivalent hex cap screws plus a dab of anti-seize compound.
I brought the plate that holds the 2 coil packs with me to the hardware store. I don't recall the size of the metric hex caps right now. I might still have the empty plastic bags for the cap screws. I'll check when I get home and post the size.mervinnn said:
How did you know which ones to buy? I have like 4 stripped screws in there and need to replace them. Toyota was having trouble figuring out which ones they were, didn't seem to be listed on their schematic.
The metric socket head cap screws that I used are M5X12 pitch 0.8, I also put in a washer and with that, the length of of the screw is just flush with the bottom of the coil pack bracket. Just get the next longer size screw if you are uncomfortable with that lenght and as MONSTER said overlay the treads of the old screw with the new screw for final verification.mervinnn said:sleeper that would be great if you could do that. Monster, thanks for the tips. Between what you two have said I should be able to clear this up. That's a good idea to just bring the coil pack/bracket with me.