BUICK Tips for right rear plug?

CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

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Hi guys. So I don’t know if I was stupid or brave to try to undertake this project, but I attempted to change all my plugs and wires today.

I thought I managed to successfully complete the job. On the test drive, I noticed it started to run a little lumpy, and I got a minor backfire.

When I got back home, I noticed the right rear wire boot had come off the plug (if it was ever fully on in the first place). I’m not surprised that was the culprit, since it was a pain in the @$$ to remove and replace that plug in the first place.

Just wondering if anyone had any tips for getting the boot on the right rear plug securely without having to disassemble half the engine bay. I limped it into the garage for the night on five cylinders.

I’m thinking tomorrow I might try to take off the right front wheel and try to get to it through the wheel well. Any tips appreciated.
 
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MrSony

MrSony

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Yep, take the wheel off and reach into the fender. helps if the motor is dead cold. make sure you feel/hear the snap sound of the terminal connecting.
 
CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

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As bad as this is, I can only imagine what a pain it is on the 4th-gen F-Body! 😜 Seems Like you’d have to get to nearly all of them from underneath.
 
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CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

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Well, I took your guys’ advice and went through the wheel well. I was able to push the boot down on the plug and get that satisfying “thwunk” I was hoping for. I cut a notch in the wheel well liner for easier access when I have to do the plugs in the future. Runs much smoother on all six cylinders than five! 😜

 

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