Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Changing spark plugs on a 2007 Chevy Uplander

asked by on

2007 Chevy Uplander. When changing spark plugs and getting to the rear ones--do you remove the upper intake to get to them or just remove the coil pack and go by feel? What's the way to do it?

A: Yes, I take out the pack and go by feel. Do...

Yes, I take out the pack and go by feel. Do it when it’s cold. Sometimes if they are really hard to get, I get them from the bottom. Jack it up and move the bottom to get to them. But you don’t have to take the manifold off. That’s a real pain and then you can get air leaks and all kinds of problems after doing that. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, contact a professional, such as one from YourMechanic, to replace your spark plugs for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Broken intake gasket

Intake gasket replacement is an involved job, but it's not such a huge task that it's worth junking the car over. It calls for 4.6 hours of labor. If the car is otherwise in good shape, I would suggest having...

Q: Aluminum struts

Hey there. As long as the damage is not causing the alignment to be off or leaking it should not be a problem. If the dents are causing binding of the strut, then it should be replaced. If you need...

Q: Car wont stay running. Will start up but shuts back off. Fuel pump doesnt come on. Car will run with wire from battery to wire har

Hello, thank you for writing in. With the testing you have done, we know the fuel pump is good, and that the rest of the system is functional. This leave the electrical circuit. There are a few components in the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.