Changing Spark plugs


Asked by Dray Mar 17, 2009 at 10:52 PM about the 1991 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Whats the easiest way to change sparkplugs without getting someone else to do it?

5 Answers

A Facebook user

Do it yourself. :) The front three are easy - pull them one at a time so you don't mix up the wires. The rear three are a pain. Jack the front end TOTALLY off the ground. E-brake on and block the car. Put it in neutral, and take off the front motor mounts. Run something through the hook loop and ROTATE THE ENGINE BLOCK so that you can get at the rear three plugs. Make sure you put it in neutral first, otherwise you'll rip the splines off the halfshafts.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Got it thanks!


I have a 97 Lumina and just replaced the wires and plugs. DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING!!!!!! Not the motor mounts or the alternator. The back 3(5,3, and 1) are tight to get to, but I just replaced mine using a rachet set and a flexable 90 degree attachment. You will have to do the work blindly(by feel) but it still only took me about 30 mins to do the rear ones and 10 mins for the front ones. This is much easier than all the trouble of disconnecting other items. Just go on at a time and you will be fine.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.

I agree with mattNCLT! I have a 1998 Monte Carlo (essentially the same car with two fewer doors) and the job can be done in its entirety without disconnecting anything. But a small hinged shop mirror did help me out quite a bit! Took about 40 minutes, but I'm not strong in the force . . .

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

Just remove alternator it takes 5 mins and makes for easy acess

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Looking for a Used Lumina in your area?
CarGurus has 289 nationwide Lumina listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Search Chevrolet Lumina Questions

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

#1 90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
Reputation 900
#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 900
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick Regal"
180 Great Deals out of 8,656 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escort"
561 listings
Used Chevrolet Caprice"
157 listings starting at $10,470
Used Chevrolet Blazer"
10 Great Deals out of 1,575 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet S-10"
36 Great Deals out of 1,644 listings starting at $399
Used Toyota Camry"
1,244 Great Deals out of 78,101 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord"
1,050 Great Deals out of 71,286 listings starting at $1,491
Used Ford Taurus"
432 Great Deals out of 21,425 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
75 Great Deals out of 4,248 listings starting at $800