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How To Replace Spark Plugs 00-13 GMC Savana 53L60L

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How To Replace Spark Plugs 00-13 GMC Savana 53L60L

Created on: 2013-09-24

Watch this video to learn how to replace the spark plugs on your 00-13 GMC Savana 5.3L or 6.0L

  1. step 1 :Removing the Console
    • Unhook the driver side console latch
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the lower driver side dash panel
    • Pull down the dash panel
    • Unhook the passenger side console latch
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the lower passenger side dash panel
    • Pull down the dash panel
    • Unhook the lower two console latches
    • Pull the console back
    • Pull the tray off the console
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the console panel
    • Pull off the console panel
    • Pull the vent piece off of the console panel
    • Turn the console to access the spark plugs
  2. step 2 :Removing the Spark Plug
    • Pull the spark plug wire off the spark plug
    • Loosen the spark plug with a 5/8" socket and ratchet
    • Twist out the spark plug by hand
  3. step 3 :Installing the Spark Plug
    • Use a spark plug gap tool to measure the spark plug gap
    • The gap should be .060"
    • Put the spark plug into the 5/8" socket
    • Twist the spark plug into place by hand
    • Tighten the spark plug with the socket and ratchet
    • Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for the remaining spark plugs
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Console
    • Put the vent piece onto the console
    • Push the console into place
    • Hook on the four console latches
    • Put on the console panel
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts into the panel
    • Snap on the console tray
    • Snap on the lower driver side dash panel
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the lower driver side dash panel
    • Snap on the lower passenger side dash panel
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the lower passenger side dash panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

    5/8 Inch Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Spark Plug Gapping Tool

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the spark plug in this 2005 GMC Savana 2500. The only tools you're going to need are a 10 mm socket, a 5/8 socket, and a ratchet.

To start it off, go to the driver side of the vehicle, and you'll see there is a panel right here and you're going to want to remove these two 10mm bolts that secure that panel, and also you'll see that there is a latch back here. Pull that back towards you, and it should unhook that clip there and then you just want to remove those bolts. We'll just fast forward as he does this. Now with the bolts removed, you can just pull on that panel. Just reach underneath it and pull it out. Be careful not to pull out the panels above it. Now, on the other side, again, there are two more 10mm bolts securing the panel. You want to just remove these two 10mm bolts and also, like on the other side, you want to pull back this clip and unlatch that. We'll fast forward as he removes these two 10mm bolts. Now, you just want to pry this panel off. It'll pry off pretty easily.

Now in the center of the center console underneath, there are two more of these latch clips, and what you want to do is you want to just push up on the clips and free them, and then once you have these unlatched, just lift up and pull forward. It'll pull right out. Now, to make more room for yourself, the engine is behind this panel, so what you can do is you can see you can't come out of this vehicle; the seats are in the way. The seats are only a few bolts if you want to remove them, but if you just want a little bit more room to save time, what you can do is you can just remove this. You see these four 10mm bolts inside this panel, you just want to remove those. With those bolts out, you can now pull that panel up and off, and remove that little top piece, and now with the overall access panel being shorter, you can push it under the dash. Now, you can access those spark plugs and ignition coils. We'll push it under the driver side. Now, you can see the other spark plugs and ignition coils.

Now, we're going to just show you how to change one spark plug, but they're all the same pretty much. You just want to pull out the spark plug wires and stick your 5/8 socket up into the hole there and just start twisting out the spark plug.

Now, with your new spark plug, you want to use a gap tool, and you just want to make sure that the gap on the spark plug is the right size. In this case, we would want .060.

Now, to install the new spark plug, you just want to put it into the socket, and then feed it down into the hole and twist the spark plug in by hand. It's a lot easier to line it up this way. You just want to twist it until it's firm and then reattach your ratchet and tighten it the rest of the way. Most of the plugs are reachable from the back. As an alternate, some of the front ones you may want to go in through the wheel well. That may be able to give easier access, but you want to plug the wire back in and then repeat seven times for the other plugs.

So, to put the panel back together, what you want to do is you put that top piece on and line up the access panel, and you just want to keep pushing it back into place, and what you'll see is you'll see those clips have to line up. There are hooks on the van, on the floor of the van that you need to line the latch hooks up with. Once you have it lined up, you just want to start connecting all those latches. So, just hook on to the hook. Pull the tab and lock it, and you want to do that with all four of them. Now, you can replace the cup holder panel, so put it into place and place those four 10mm bolts. It helps if you do it by hand. You can hold onto it, line up all the bolts. Just start it out by hand and then we'll fast forward as he uses the ratchet to tighten them the rest of the way. Now, you can put on that little panel right there. It just clips into place. Now, replace the panel underneath the driver side. Just push all the clips in. You should hear them snap, and then you just want to replace those two 10mm bolts, and we'll fast forward as he does this. Now, you just want to push that panel into place. On the passenger side, you just want to line up the clips, push it in, and then replace these two 10mm bolts, and then you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 5/8 Inch Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Spark Plug Gapping Tool

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