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Old 01-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #11
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went to service today...CEL was on.
they found #1 spark plug broke...

i bought a few days ago from autozone, a torque wrench and i used'it for the plugs...9ft-lbs. I think i'm gonna return'it to the store.

thanks all for your help.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #12
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Spark plugs, don't you usually hand tighten and the do a 1/4 turn? That's how I have always done it. A lot of large TQ wrenches don't work well that low. Usually they start at 20lbs. I just looked on AutoZones site. They have 3 listed. 1/2 drive starts at 30ft/lbs, and a 3/8's starting at 20ft-lbs. So if you got either of these you most likely over torqued it because the tool was not rated to be able to tq that low.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #13
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If using the angle seat plugs they don't even need 9 ft.lbs., they tighten up as they stay in motor........I don't think I get near 1/4 turn on mine, closer to 1/8 thinking although never really checked it. Just thinking off the top of my head.............
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