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How to Replace Spark Plug 00-06 Nissan Sentra

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How to Replace Spark Plug 00-06 Nissan Sentra

Created on: 2021-01-16

Need to replace the spark plugs on your 00-06 Nissan Sentra? We'll show you how in this video!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Spark Plug
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the ignition coil
    • Disconnect the wiring harness from the ignition coil
    • Pull out the ignition coil
    • Use a 5/8 inch spark plug socket to remove the spark plug
  2. step 2 :Gapping the Spark Plug
    • Use a gapping tool to measure the gap
    • For this model the gap sould be .044 inch
    • The gapping tool should go in and out with slight resistance
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Spark Plug
    • Insert the new spark plug with the 5/8inch spark plug socket
    • Making sure your socket extension stays straight, tighten the new spark plug
    • Tighten the spark plug to between 25-30 foot-pounds of torque
    • Push the new ignition coil in, making sure it is centered
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolt into the ignition coil
    • Reconnect the ignition coil wiring harness
    • Repeat this procedure for the other spark plugs

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

    5/8 Inch Spark Plug Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Spark Plug Gapping Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the spark plugs on this 2006 Nissan Sentra. This vehicle has the four-cylinder engine. The only tools you'll need are a 10 millimeter wrench or a socket with ratchet, and then you'll also need a 5/8ths spark plug socket with a ratchet and extension.

Pretty easy, they're right straight forward. A 10 millimeter bolt holds the coil in. Remove that. Pull on here, and disconnect. The coil comes up and out. You want at 5/8ths plug socket. This is actually designed to kind of go on, it's got a soft center. It kind of grabs on to the coil. Mine is really old, so I'm going to stuff a piece of paper towel up in there, which, will help it to grab onto the socket. So, you just put it right down in until it's on the spark plug. Get it nice and firm and unscrew the plug. Try lifting up on it slowly, and it should come right up and out.

When you put new plugs in, the new plugs should come already gapped. These platinum tipped plugs, you have to be very careful with them when you gap them. These should be at .044 or 44 thousandths. Like I said, they should come gapped, but if you want to check them, just take your gage and carefully and slowly insert it. It should insert. Then, come back out with just a little bit of resistance. Once you've made sure you're all set with your gap, then put the plug back down in. Carefully, make sure when you're turning, that you have your extension right in the center of the hole so that your plug's going in straight. Then, tighten and these should be tightened to about 25 to 30 foot-pounds, which is, just kind of firmly tightened with a smaller handle like this. You don't want to over tighten them. They'll get stuck in the head very easily. Okay, here's a new coil from 1A Auto; it's going to go in just like the original one. Making sure that you put it right down in the center there. You can feel it kind of go down to the spark plug. I'm going to put it down on. Put your bolt back in, and tighten it right down, nice and firm. Reconnect, and then repeat for the other three.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 5/8 Inch Spark Plug Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Spark Plug Gapping Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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