Hi everybody. I just had my firsts experience with the Chrysler Dealer. I had the service engine light on and couldn't get it through inspection. The dealer wanted to charge me $350 for a basic tuneup and $78 for putting the computer on it to tell me the codes. They pushed hard to get me them to do it.
Does anyone have experience replacing the 3 plugs (3.3 liter) in the back. Also replacing the air filter. Do you use a screwdriver to open the casing after you take the two screws off in the front that holds it to the frame.
Thanks guys, this is my first posting, I just got the van and don't have any experience with it.
The air filter is NOT where you think it is. You need to take that top housing off and there is another under it. THAT's here it is.
As far as the back plugs it's a pain but if you use the right ones only needs to be done every 100k miles. Heck I just sold my 94 GC ES and it had 150k on it's plugs and they still looked fine and it ran perfectly!
In regards to changing the plugs. I have put two sets in mine, and there is a way to get the back three without removing the intake, and the wiper tray. You have to get them from underneath.
If you have more than a standard set of sockets and extensions. You will need things like a shorty handle, or flex head ratchet short and long extensions etc..
If not, just pop off the wiper tray (easy and fast) and then the intake spider (easy, but not fast). Then swap the plugs, rear valve cover gasket etc.. and off you go..
I have not been as fortunate on the 100k plug life. Each time I swapped them there was significant degradation of the electrode.
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