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Old 02-28-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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I have no spark plug rail

My 98 Sport has no rail. The front plug is wedged in behind the A/C compressor.

So, do I have to buy a belt tensioner tool to change my spark plugs? If I remove the belt to remove the A/C compressor to remove one freakin' plug then it seems that I do.

This can't be right.

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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I can get that one out on my '92 with an extension and a u-joint.

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #3
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Try a "wobble socket extension" Harbor Freight or Sears. It allows a little rotational play of the socket so you don't need a straight shot. It worked for me.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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I might just try an straight extension & a wobble extension.
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